TVLine Items: Tree Hill Fave Joins Dexter, Mary Tyler Moore Reunion in Cleveland and More

Dexter Season 8 SpoilersOne Tree Hill‘s Tutor Girl is taking her talents to Dexter.

Bethany Joy Lenz has booked a recurring role in the Showtime saga’s upcoming eighth (and final?) season, TVGuide.com reports.

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Making her debut in Episode 4, Lenz will play Dex’s new next-door neighbor, a former finance exec “looking for a quieter life.” As previously reported, Darri Ingolfsson (Last Resort) will play the unique man she’s dating.

Dexter‘s latest run begins Sunday, June 30 at 9/8c.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• The Mary Tyler Moore Show‘s leading ladies are slated to reunite in an upcoming installment of Hot in Cleveland. Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman will join the TV Land comedy’s Betty White and Georgia Engel as members of their respective character’s bowling team, named GLOB: The Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling,

• In a unique twist, ABC is asking fans to help save its beloved bubble show Happy Endings in the following all-new promo.

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• David Anders (Once Upon a Time, Vampire Diaries) will recur in Necessary Roughness’ third season as second-in-command to John Stamos’ high-powered agent.

• ABC Family on Friday renewed Baby Daddy for a third season. Season 2 of the comedy, meanwhile, launches May 29.

• Kevin Dunn has been promoted to series regular in Veep‘s second season, Deadline reports. The actor joined the HBO comedy at the start of its sophomore run (bowing April 14) as the president’s chief of staff.

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• Remember when TVLine told you earlier this week that showrunner Greg Daniels was hoping NBC would super-size The Office series finale? Well, Dunder Mifflin devotees immediately jumped into action (via the fab fan site Office Tally) with a petition to do just that. Take a peek at the petition — which has already garnered over 6,000 signatures in just two days — here, then sound off in the comments with your thoughts on the movement.

• Tom Selleck has been tapped to narrate Discovery’s North America, the cabler’s latest docu-series premiering May 19.

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Comments (25)

  • SAVE HAPPY ENDINGS AND ABC.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – March 22, 2013 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAPPY ENDINGS MUST BE SAVED, SAVE HAPPY ENDINGS

    Comment by Eric – March 22, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Endings absolutely needs to stay, it has always been one of my favorites!!

    Comment by Matt – March 22, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please cancel happy endings.

    It’s the worst thing on ABC next to Grey’s anatomy and body of proof.

    Comment by Cici – March 22, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d call a TV show that is nearing almost 10 years on the air and doing decently in the ratings for an aging show a pretty good thing, but that’s just me!

      Comment by A – March 22, 2013 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Just because its still on the air almost ten years later doesn’t mean its good. Grey’s is nothing compared to what it used to be.

        Comment by Ash – March 22, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Well Ash, it’s a good thing were not asking you to watch it. Worry about the shows you like, not the ones we like.

          Comment by Elly – March 22, 2013 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually while I do admit that its not like when it first started, shows change. Regardless of that, I still think Its entertaining and enjoyable and its longevity is due to how much millions of fans still enjoy it and keep tuning in every week.

          Comment by A – March 22, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ve never seen Bethany Joy Lenz in anything other than OTH so I’m a bit intrigued seeing her in a different show, especially one as dark and way different from OTH as Dexter.
    It’s really odd that they renewed Baby Daddy for a third season when the second one hasn’t even started, but I did enjoy the first season so I’m not against it yet. Let’s see how this season goes.

    Comment by A – March 22, 2013 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OTH got pretty dark at times.

      Comment by Len – March 22, 2013 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ya but compared to Dexter that darkness was nothing!

        Comment by A – March 23, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haley on Dexter Awesome and Happy Endings is one of the few things ABC has of quality

    Comment by dude – March 22, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So so so so SO happy to see Joy land on something that will actually utilize her talents.

    Comment by Ashley – March 22, 2013 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEAH! So happy to see Bethany will be on one of my favorite shows!

    Comment by sarah – March 22, 2013 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • please save Happy Endings!!!! It is a great show! ABC I might forgive you for creating Splash, another stupid reality show if you save Happy Endings!

    Comment by Allyson – March 22, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! Joy’s acting in the final season of OTH is a big proof on how brilliant she is, and how well she tackles darker storylines. Cannot wait to see her!

    Comment by Sara – March 22, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Joy’s a fantastic actress but I actually think her strength is comedy.

      Comment by dude – March 22, 2013 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes save Happy Endings I don’t want to lose it like I did the B in Apt 23 :( And I’m excited to see Bethany on Dexter last season Yvonne came now Bethany I’ve been happy with these guest stars :)

    Comment by Taryn – March 22, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree it is great to see Joy in a new show. I loved One Tree Hill and it is great to see more OTH alum back on tv again.

    Comment by Allyson – March 22, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amazing news about Bethany Joy Lenz. She’s been a favorite of mine for years. Can’t wait to watch her do something new. Dexter lucked out with this one!

    Comment by Kristy – March 22, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Bethany Joy Lenz since she was Joie Lenz playing teenage clone Reva on Guiding Light. LOL

    Comment by Kandy Kriss – March 22, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for more Baby Daddy! SUCH a cute show

    Comment by Danielle H. – March 22, 2013 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Joy. I always meant to watch Dexter but now I’ll definitely have a reason to.

    Comment by Ann – March 22, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bethany Joy Lenz is a great actress. She proved she could handle darker material in the last season of One Tree Hill. She will do great on Dexter.

    Also, I really need Happy Endings to stick around. It’s had a few rougher episodes this season, but it is still funny as hell. Please save it, peoples!!

    Comment by Spencer – March 22, 2013 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When I thought I couldn’t be more excited for Dexter’s 8th season… Great news! Love to see Bethany in a role different from Haley.

    Comment by Stefan – March 23, 2013 01:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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