TVLine Items: Elton John's Emmy Gig, Carrie Preston to The Following, Coven News & More!

Emmy Awards Elton John LiberaceElton John will pay tribute to legendary artist Liberace at the 65th annual Emmy Awards, airing Sept. 22 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBS.

RELATED | Emmy Awards Presenters — Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The ode marks the singer’s first-ever performance at the annual kudosfest, which will also feature presenters/nominees Michael Douglas and Matt Damon from HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

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

 The Following has nabbed itself a bloody good new devotee in Carrie Preston. Per E! Online, the True Blood fave will guest-star in Season 2 of the Fox drama as possibly-not-so-deceased-killer Joe Carroll’s loyal groupie.

RELATED | White Collar Season 5 Casts Zeljko Ivanek

 Kim Dickens – whose many credits include Lost, Deadwood and Friday Night Lights and who can be seen in the new season of Sons of Anarchy, premiering this Tuesday — has been cast in White Collar‘s fifth season as Peter’s ex-girlfriend from their days at Quantico, ETOnline.com reports.

• Danny Huston (Magic City) has joined American Horror Story: Coven (bowing Oct. 9) as leading lady Jessica Lange’s “sexy (and dangerous) BF,” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed Sunday via Twitter.

PHOTOS | Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop on 45 Returning Faves

• Charles Shaughnessy and Patsy Pease are set to return to Days of our Lives beginning Nov. 18, Soap Opera Network reports, reprising their roles as Shane Donovan and Kimberly Brady, respectively.

• CSI: Miami/24 alumna Christina Chang will recur in Nashville Season 2 as Deacon’s lawyer and potential new love interest, per Deadline.

• Ravi Patel (The New Normal) has been tapped to recur on ABC’s new fall comedy Super Fun Night. Per Deadline, the actor joins as an endearingly smarmy lawyer who works with Rebel Wilson’s Kimmie.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (8)

  • Carrie Preston is perfect casting for The Following!

    Comment by Ava – September 9, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is, if Super Fun Night isn’t quickly canceled like it currently looks like it should be

    Comment by Tom Charles – September 9, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m torn. While I love to watch Carrie Preston in anything, I’m really not into the following. It started of great and sank really fast for me… Oh well..

    Comment by shuayb – September 9, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m pretty sure that Emma is not going to like Carrie Preston’s character…

    Comment by Emily – September 9, 2013 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So….there’s good chance Emma’s days are numbered?? I know that probably won’t happen but I can hope. That hateful b***h needs to be cut up, slashed, hoping Carrie’s character will get the chance.

      Comment by jenferner8 – September 9, 2013 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ELTON JOHN!!! :)

    Comment by CC – September 9, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yey Mr.Sheffield back on days of our lives, wish Nanny Fine was in tow!

    Comment by Eli – September 10, 2013 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just love Carrie Preston on The Good Wife. I can’t wait to see her on The Following. She will be great.

    Comment by shar – September 10, 2013 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

Leave a Reply

Comments on TVLine.com are monitored. So don't go off topic, don't frakkin' curse, and be gone with your offers of discount leather goods. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s