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TVLine Items: Castle Books Antonio Sabato Jr., Parenthood Season 5 First Look and More

antonio-sabato-jr-300Castle has nabbed a bold, beautiful guest star for an upcoming nostalgia trip of an episode.

Soap hunk Antonio Sabato Jr. (The Bold and the Beautiful) is slated to guest-star on Season 6 of the ABC drama, TVGuide.com reports.

Sabato will play Ramon Russo, an actor best known for his role on 2 Cool For School, a fictional ’90s sitcom reminiscent of Saved By the Bell. When the show’s Screech-like character is murdered prior to a reunion movie, Castle, Esposito and Ryan must investigate… until someone very familiar steps in to help.

The actor has plenty of 1990s-era pop culture cred of his own: He played General Hospital‘s Jagger Cates in the early part of that decade and debuted on Melrose Place in 1995.

Season 6 of Castle premieres on Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c.

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• NBC has released a first look at Parenthood‘s fifth season (premiering Sept. 26 at 10/9c). Press PLAY below for a brief glimpse at what’s ahead for the Bravermans, including Crosby and Jasmine’s new bundle of joy, Amber’s plan to say “I do” to Ryan and more.

Dateline NBC‘s Chris Hansen is parting ways with the network, per TVGuide.com. The correspondent, known for his “To Catch a Predator” investigations, said in a statement that he has not renewed his contract in favor of pursuing “hosting and executive producing projects that will be announced in the coming months.”

• The season finales of One Life to Live and All My Children will air on Aug. 19 and Sept. 2, respectively, The OnLine Network announced Friday.

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• Bravo has ordered a third season of Million Dollar Listing New York, after its Season 2 finale on Wednesday night drew series-high ratings.

• Veteran actor Michael Ansara, known for playing Klingon commander Kang in various Star Trek series, died on Wednesday. He was 91.

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Comments (19)

  • Antonio is from General Hospital, not B&B!

    Comment by Matt – August 2, 2013 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He was on both soaps actually. First he was Jagger on GH in the ’90s, then he signed on to play Dante from 2005 to 2006

      Comment by Philip – August 2, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Castle, Esposito and Ryan investigate? I guess Beckett will still be in DC then… are they going to do 2 cases an episode, an FBI one and a 12th precinct one?

    Comment by KK – August 2, 2013 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would guess that the “someone very familiar” who steps in to help is Beckett…

      Comment by Katie – August 2, 2013 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t know about that. It doesn’t really make much sense, storywise. If Beckett really accepts the DC job, why would they send her immediately back to her old precinct for a case?? It’s got to be someone else. Wouldn’t it be a perfect time for Dana Delany’s character to return? Her show got cancelled, and you can’t have the only woman at the precinct be Gates. ;)

        Comment by nick1372 – August 2, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The promo video for the new season of Parenthood looks good. I can’t wait to see it.

    Comment by Joey – August 2, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Naturally the Sarah storyline takes focus for the promo. I love her (not so much Hank) but I hate how every preview focuses/ends with her.

    Comment by brycealexander – August 2, 2013 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s because she’s the mess of the family. People tend to be more fascinated by the trainwrecks than the ones who have their life together. It’s great that she’s not the sole focus of the show, but it makes sense they would feature her more prominently in promos.

      Comment by Anna – August 2, 2013 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember the original Klingons very fondly. Sad that we’ve now lost all three (Michael Ansara, William Campbell, and John Colicos). Mr. Ansara also made a very impressionable technomage on Babylon 5 (among a whole host of other notable character parts throughout his career). RIP indeed.

    Comment by kajar – August 2, 2013 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man, he is HOT.

    Comment by april-ann – August 2, 2013 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for the exciting fifth season of Parenthood when it airs September 26th. It’s going to be tough for the Bravermans this season going up against Elementary and Scandal in the 10 p.m. Thursday night time slot.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – August 2, 2013 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Scandal will definitely beat Parenthood but I still think Parenthood can bring in as much if not better ratings that last season. In fact, I think Parenthood in most episodes may be able to beat Elementary in the 18-49 rating.

      Comment by Ben – August 2, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sabato = Major Eye Candy. Nice to see eye candy for the female fans to add to the eye candy that is already there. Michael Ansara was a hell of an actor. One of the best “bad guys” out there, though it was nice to see him play a good guy once in a while too. RIP

    Comment by Jane – August 2, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really tired of headlines screaming about who will be guest staring on what, as if viewers will miss the importance of the guest star if not informed immediately.

    Comment by jenferner8 – August 2, 2013 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s really more about the fact that there’s no real information out there about the various upcoming series. It’s easy for sites like this to look at the agent call sheets and see who’s been signed for what series and then give you that information. That way it looks like they’re giving you previews when, in fact, they’re just reading names off a list.

      Comment by Badpenny – August 2, 2013 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • About Chris Hansen, how will people know whether they need to have a seat or not?

    Comment by Sara – August 2, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kudos for the mention of Ansara.

    Comment by Tom Charles – August 2, 2013 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s “slated” to guest star? Would that be a pun relating to his Slater-esque looks (and, perhaps, his character)? Or am I reading too much into that? xD

    Comment by DL – August 2, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How odd for NBC to hold out until the last minute to renew Parenthood to being with, yet they move it to Thursday against Scandal as if it’s a formidable opponent to that heavily buzzy show. I hope Parenthood can hold its own against it.

    Comment by Lisbeth Slander – August 2, 2013 11:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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