Eric Mabius will soon be embroiled in Scandal.
The Ugly Betty alum has booked a guest spot on the addictive ABC drama, per The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play a powerful senator who, as most do, turns to Olivia Pope and Associates for help in his time of need.
Mabius — who most recently guest-starred on USA Network’s ill-fated Political Animals — will appear in the Feb. 21 episode.
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• Californication is staging a Lost reunion this Sunday between recurring star Maggie Grace and special guest Jorge Garcia. Press PLAY below to watch the former island-dwellers make nice on the Showtime dramedy.
• Gary Cole (Entourage) is set to reprise his role as “The Marlboro Man” Kurt McVeigh on an upcoming episode of The Good Wife, TVGuide.com reports.
• The Price Is Right will air its first-ever children’s special in mid-April, The Hollywood Reporter reports, in which kids ages 8-14 will participate in the game show alongside their parents.
• A&E has picked up the Ryan Seacrest-produced Montecito, a ballroom-dancing docu-series set in the wealthy California town, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• Dog the Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman has been tapped to make a cameo in the March 18 installment of Hawaii Five-0, TV Guide Magazine reports.
• Veteran newswoman Katie Couric will play herself on an upcoming episode of ABC’s Nashville. Rayna will appear on the syndicated talk show Katie to clear the air about her impending divorce.
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