TVLine Items: FNL Alumna Joins Justified, Ed Asner Drops By The Crazy Ones and More!

Justified Season 5 Cast Alicia WittAlicia Witt is moving to Harlan County.

The Friday Night Lights actress has landed a major recurring role in Justified‘s fifth season, Deadline reports. She’ll play the “smart, sexy sister” of Florida-based crime lord Dale Crowe Jr. (the just-cast Michael Rapaport).

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Twilight/Family Tools alum Edi Gathegi has also joined the FX drama as a Haitian criminal working for the aforementioned Crowes.

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• Veteran actor Ed Asner is slated to guest-star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ new comedy The Crazy Ones, reports. He’ll portray a commercial actor with whom Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Sydney becomes enamored.

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• Kyle Bornheimer (Perfect Couples, The Family Tools) will recur on A&E’s upcoming drama series Those Who Kill. Per TV Guide Magazine, the actor joins the project — which centers on a detective (Big Love‘s Chloë Sevigny) and forensic profiler (Hitchcock‘s James D’Arcy) who both possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt — as a married dad who crosses paths with Sevigny’s leading lady.

• Chicago Fire has named a winner in its Top Dog Competition: Smokey, a labrador/retriever mix from Illinois. The pup will appear in an installment of the NBC drama later this season.

• Hallmark Channel has renewed the Andie MacDowell drama Cedar Grove for a second season.

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  1. Wasn’t Alicia Witt who played Becky Sporles’ mom on FNL?

  2. rowan77 says:

    Is it just the photo or did Alicia Witt get a nose job? I hope not. She was always so gorgeous. I hope it’s just lighting and camera angle.

    She’s a terrific talent, I’m thrilled she’s going to be on Justified this season.

  3. Zach says:

    Good for Kyle. I bet this will be the role that finally let’s people take him seriously (a la David Walton in New Girl).

  4. Alias627 says:

    I’m assuming you mean Cedar Cove?