TVLine Items: Mekhi Phifer Moves Into House of Lies, Outbreak Gets TV Treatment and More!

House of Lies Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer has found a new home on House of Lies.

The ER alum joins the Showtime comedy’s upcoming third season as Dre, a business mogul who hires Don Cheadle’s Marty to help grow his empire, Deadline reports.

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Phifer’s most recent TV credits include White Collar and Torchwood.

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• NBC may be headed for an Outbreak. ER executive producers John Wells and Jack Orman are re-teaming on a new medical drama based on the 1995 film, Deadline reports. The project, which has been given a pilot-production commitment at the EPs’ former network, follows a group racing to “contain a lethal virus before it becomes a global pandemic.”

• Lindsey Kraft (Southland, The Mob Doctor) has landed a recurring role on Wayward Pines, Fox’s upcoming M. Night Shyamalan-produced event series, TVLine has learned exclusively. She’ll play Darla, the younger sister of Shannyn Sossamon’s Theresa.

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• Will & Grace scene-stealer Leslie Jordan has landed a top-secret role in American Horror Story: Coven. The actor first revealed the casting on his official Facebook page.

• Aussie actor Rick Cosnett has joined The Vampire Diaries‘ fifth season as a biology professor who doesn’t take kindly to Elena and Caroline, reports. Meanwhile, spin-off The Originals’ latest witch will be played by Alexandra Metz (Chicago Fire). Per Deadline, the character has a hidden agenda that will rattle New Orleans.

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• Daryl Hannah will guest-star in a Season 4 installment of Hawaii Five-0, reports, playing a shady real estate agent.

• Bravo has renewed its yacht-tastic docu-series Below Deck for a second season.

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Comments (5)

  • Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    Comment by bagladyboutique – August 28, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don Cheadle and Mekhi Phifer on House of Lies makes a great combination.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – August 28, 2013 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I SOOO <3 Mekhi Phifer. House of Lies is going to be fun. No word on whether Larenz Tate will continue to make guest appearances?

    Comment by LaLa – August 28, 2013 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh, I read that as House of Cards and got SUPER excited. I don’t watch House of LIes as I hear it is awful. Boo, I think Mekhi would be such a great fit for House of Cards.

    Comment by Bitsy – August 29, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sorry, but he’s a horrible actor. How does he keep getting work?

    Comment by Can't support this... – September 2, 2013 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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