TVLine Items: Dollhouse Vet Visits CSI, Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Premiere Date and More!

CSI Season 13 SpoilersFresh off her run on ABC’s underwatched Last Resort, Dichen Lachman has landed a juicy guest-starring role on CSI.

TVLine has confirmed that the Dollhouse actress will appear in the May 1 episode of the long-running CBS crime drama as Jessica, a “seductive and edgy” pharmaceutical rep who may have been having an affair with a coworker. When said colleague turns up dead at a corporate retreat, Jessica emerges as a prime suspect.

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• Great news, ‘A’ team: Pretty Little Liars — which wraps its third year next Tuesday, March 19 — will be back Tuesday, June 11 with Season 4. Making up the rest of ABC Family’s summer lineup are four new series and three other returners: Melissa & Joey Season 3 launches Wednesday, May 29 at 8/7c, followed by the premiere of Baby Daddy (8:30 pm) and the debut of Dancing Fools (9 pm), an all-new clip show; the Jennifer Lopez-produced The Fosters kicks off Monday, June 3 at 9 pm; Switched at Birth resumes its second season on June 10 at 8 pm; the new thriller Twisted begins after PLL on June 11 (9 pm); and The Vineyard, a docu-soap, airs Wednesday, July 24 at 9 pm.

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• Former Smallville starlet Laura Vandervoort announced Sunday at Toronto Comic-Con that she’ll star in Bitten, a original series on the Canadian channel Space. She’ll play the world’s only female werewolf.

• IFC has given the green light to Maron, a 10-episode comedy based on the life of comedian and podcaster Marc Maron. The star-studded series — bowing Friday, May 3 at 10/9c — will feature guest spots from Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Ken Jeong (Community), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and many more. Nora Zehetner (Grey’s Anatomy), Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers) and Josh Brener (Glory Daze) also co-star.

• Currently in its 10th year, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed through the 2016-17 TV season.

• ABC will present a “Pop-Up Video”-style episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, March 31 at 8/7, displaying fun facts and backstory info on screen during an encore of the midseason finale “Queen of Hearts.”

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26 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Don’t know why ABC Family left out the premiere dates of The Lying Game and of course Bunheads? :-(

  2. Jade says:

    The chances of Bunheads coming back for a second season seems very unlikely at this point and The Lying Game,if renewed for additional episodes or another season wouldn’t be part of ABCF Summer lineup. The earlier TLG would come back would be in the Fall/Winter.

    • Tran says:

      That’s why Bunheads is created by the same team that brought us Gilmore Girls and I know ABC Family is already airing reruns on the weekdays (Mondays-Fridays).

    • Shaun says:

      3rd season….glad you’re watching :s

      • Christian says:

        Jade was correct– it would be the 2nd season. The winter run that just wrapped up was season 1B. ABC Family and their wacky scheduling!

  3. shuayb says:

    The Lying game doesn’t do too bad. Does it? Don’t really follow the ratings ALL the time. I’m sure they’ll at least give it the back 10 order and then end it like that. I feel that its a 2 season show just because it doesn’t have as much of a story now. I mean everyone except Kristin knows about the twins. What else is there. Whoever murdered Derek murdered Theresa. That person has a lot to hide. There are only three people who have stuff to hide. Alec, The twins father, (I forget the shmucks name) and Rebecca. I feel they can wrap that up in ten eps and just call it a day. Let Emma and Sutton have their happy ending.

  4. moonbunny28 says:

    Bring Back The Lying Game and don’t be stupid ABC Family.

  5. dude says:

    Bitten films next door to my work! Never realized I was in such proximity to Laura Vandervoort.

    • Shaun says:

      It sounds alot like Women of Otherworld series character Elena.Interesting topic though,hope it survives and is good.

      • katy917 says:

        It IS the Women of the Other World character Elena!! The show is based on the book! :)

        • Jennifer says:

          It is the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. The first book Bitten focusing on Elena is being turned into a tv show. I am so excited as this is one of my favorite series.

  6. So glad that “Switched at Birth” is resuming a summer schedule. It fits there better than it fits during the network season.

  7. Shaun says:

    Dichen needs another regular role.Guest starring is choppy work.She was pretty great on Being Human and Dollhouse.

  8. Mary says:

    Are you sure it’s the Queen of Hearts? The press release says it will be The Queen is Dead that will be the enhanced episode.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      They made an error in the original press release; it is, in fact, “Queen of Hearts.” — Mgmt.

  9. Elyse says:

    I thought that Tuesday is the midseason finale for season 2 of Lying Game? I was looking online to see how many episodes were ordered when they renewed it for season 2 but I couldn’t find anything that said the number of episodes. does anyone know?

    • Robert says:

      They ordered 10 episodes to The Lying Game. We just don’t know if it will be renewed or not. And yes tomorrow is the midseason finale.

      • Elyse says:

        if they ordered only 10 then wouldn’t it be the finale not the midseason finale since there have already been 10 episodes in season 2? haha I’m obviously in denial and I’m trying to convince myself it will definitely be back for at least 10 more episodes.

  10. Amanda says:

    So excited about Bitten! Does anyone know if it’s going to be on in America?

  11. ricardo says:

    what about BUNHEADS!?!?!?!?!?

  12. cjeffery7 says:

    Dichen Lachman needs to get a regular role on television ASAP. wtf, tv?? Heck, put her on The Good Wife or something!! recurring!!

  13. luli says:

    Finally Melissa and Joey is coming back! it’s been a long time!!!

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