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TVLine Items: Beth Riesgraf Leverages Perception Role, Justin Bruening Back to Switched and More!

Perception Cast Beth RiesgrafLeverage fave Beth Riesgraf is returning to TNT with a guest-starring role in Perception, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress drops by Season 2 (bowing June 25) as Daisy Brannen, a fiercely loyal woman who is startled when Pierce and Moretti catch her at her boyfriend’s motel room. Daisy is terrified but protective of her mysterious beau.

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Since wrapping what ended up being Leverage‘s final season, Riesgraf (somewhat covertly) appeared on Criminal Minds as Reid’s girlfriend.

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

• Daphne’s ex is headed back to Switched at Birth. Justin Bruening will reprise his role at Chef Jeff in the July 29 episode, per The Hollywood Reporter. Details about his return are being kept under wraps.

• MTV on Thursday renewed Girl Code for a 20-episode second season.

• Lauren Lee Smith (CSI, The L Word) has joined FX’s drama pilot The Strain, Deadline reports. From Guillermo del Toro (the Hellboy films, Pan’s Labyrinth) and Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel), the project stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as the head of a New York-based CDC team tasked with investigating a mysterious viral outbreak with ties to a strain of vampirism. Smith joins as his ex-wife.

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• HBO has picked up its newsmagazine Vice for a 12-episode Season 2, to bow in 2014.

• Pretty Little Liars put up pretty good numbers on Tuesday, as its Season 4 opener drew 3 million total viewers — up 3 percent from the previous summer premiere. And in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos, the drama improved 15 and 34 percent versus its year-ago numbers. Leading out of that, Twisted held onto 1.6 million total viewers (adding to the 1.2 mil who caught a previous sneak peek of the pilot) and gave ABC Family its most watched drama launch in three years, since Chloe King, in the 18-34 and 12-34 demos.

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17 Comments
  1. Bobbi says:

    I think Beth Riesgraf as Parker and Aldis Hodge as Hardison are two of my all time favorite characters. Wish they’d been spun off!

  2. Linda says:

    “Daphne’s ex is headed back to Switched at Birth. Justin Bruening will reprise his role at Chef Jeff in the July 29 episode, per The Hollywood Reporter. Details about his return are being kept under wraps.” —– Maybe he’s pregnant. What? Isn’t that what shows usually do when they bring back an old girlfriend? ;)

  3. NonaWallert says:

    I will be anxiously awaiting Beth Riesgraf’s episode on Perception. Love that show!

  4. Love Beth Riesgraf!! she will forever be Parker the thief that stole my heart in LEVERAGE! but i am happy for her!

  5. Beth Potkonicky Kredel says:

    She is the best actress I’ve seen in a long time! She’s able to play any role and she’s so dynamic. Her range playing Parker ‘the thief’ on Leverage is the perfect example. I wish her all the best. Deep in my heart, I want all of the gang back with ,more of Leverage

    • Ethel says:

      Agree totally! Have been watching series DVDs in order to satisfy my Leverage cravings. Love Parker and Hardison.

  6. Alana says:

    Please keep us informed about The Lying Game!! It is an amazing show and I hope they can get all of their pr

  7. Alana says:

    Please keep us informed about The Lying Game!! It is an amazing show and I hope they can get all of their problems fixed so that it can come back on the air

  8. Joan says:

    I love Beth, I cannot wait to watch.

  9. Sheila says:

    Bringing back Chef Jeff? To rehash the creepiest plotline? Will he have a windowless van now?

  10. Robbie Adkins says:

    Love Beth and Christian, glad that they are both working and we will able to see them on our Tv’s again soon. Miss the entire of the leverage cast, TNT really dropped the ball on that one!

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