TVLine Items: Arrow Adds Firefly Vet, West Wing Alum Rattles Bones, Extra Fun Night and More!

seanmaherRavenswoodAnd Arrow‘s latest villain is… a former Firefly-er.

Sean Maher has been tapped to guest-star in an upcoming episode of the CW superhero drama, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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He’ll play Mark Scheffer (aka DC Comics’ Shrapnel), a bomber who terrorizes Starling City — and Kevin Alejandro’s Sebastian Blood.

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• West Wing fave Richard Schiff will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Bones, EW.com reports, playing the “Dr. Brennan of theoretical physics.” Olympian McKayla Maroney also appears in the installment as the rival of Schiff’s character’s daughter.

ABC has ordered two additional scripts for a pair of its freshman comedies: Super Fun Night and Back in the Game.

One Tree Hill scene-stealer-turned-Looper star Pierce Gagnon has joined Extant, CBS’ new thriller starring Halle Berry. The series centers on an astronaut (Berry) who, following a year-long solo mission, attempts to settle back in to her everyday life. Gagnon will play her son.

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Ryan Seacrest has signed a multi-year deal to continue hosting and executive-producing Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

Suits has tapped Damon Gupton (Prime Suspect) to guest-star in Season 3.5 as James Quelling, an attorney who goes after one of Harvey’s big clients, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Sleepy Hollow has added Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends) in the recurring role of Capt. Irving’s ex-wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘s Francia Raisa has joined Lifetime’s drama pilot Unreal, per The Hollywood Reporter. From Buffy‘s Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, the prospective series centers on the outrageous duties of a staffer (Shiri Appleby) on a hit dating show.

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Comments (31)

  • Pierce Gagnon was one of the highlights of the last season of OTH, he lit up the screen and had great chemistry with Robert Buckley and shantal vansanten, and now he’s costarring with Halle berry!!

    Comment by Margaret – October 23, 2013 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who did he play?

      Comment by Bobby – October 23, 2013 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Logan, Clays son

        Comment by Brandy – October 23, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • He was adorable on OTH.

          Comment by linda – October 23, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • He was actually dreadful in OTH, a terrible actor (and that’s saying something, considering he was playing most of his scenes against Buckley, who’s not a good actor in any way). To be fair, I think the writing for his character didn’t help the young actor at all, as the plot was ridiculous. He was a lot better in Looper, that’s for sure (but still, only as good as child actors can go).

            Comment by Luciano – October 23, 2013 02:51 PM PDT  
          • Oh my god.
            1. Are you really going to call a six-year-old “dreadful”? That’s so incredibly harsh. Why do child actors become crackheads and recluses? Probably because of this kind of pressure you’re putting on them. Jeez.
            2. Half of One Tree Hill’s plot lines were ridiculous, but that’s what true fans loved the show.
            3. I thought he was incredibly adorable.

            Comment by bar – October 24, 2013 06:51 AM PDT  
  • I wonder if Sean will have any scenes with his Firefly sister, Summer Glau?

    Comment by Julie Huppertz (@julesmnbln) – October 23, 2013 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You remind me of what a great cast they had on Firefly, and that just about all of them have had steady work ever since. Fillion is Castle. Torres is a lead on Suits. Tudyk is on Suburgatory. Baccarin is on Homeland. Staite was in 5 episodes of The Killing, and even old Ron Glass just had a gig on both Major Crimes and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

      Comment by HAP – October 23, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • tudyk isnt on suburgatory anymore.

        Comment by Alan – October 23, 2013 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I thought that though no longer a main cast credit, he is recurring. A demotion over cast salary/cost issues. No?

          Comment by HAP – October 24, 2013 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really hope so, I think it would be a HUGE nod to the Browncoats

      Comment by Leanna – October 25, 2013 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Isn’t the Dr Brennan of theoretical physics pretty much Sheldon Cooper?? Ha

    Comment by Mary Kate – October 23, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Richard Schiff might be better able to pull off the chunky necklace look than Sheldon could (he’s a little too thin for that).

      Comment by John 1138 – October 23, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • nope, brennan is way less annoying than sheldon.

      Comment by Alan – October 23, 2013 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Bazinga!!!!

      Comment by mrsgr1972 – October 24, 2013 02:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the same thing

      Comment by Leanna – October 25, 2013 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The possibility of more Super Fun Night is scary. I’m happy for Back In The Game though!

    Comment by Eric – October 23, 2013 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the Arrow news! The CW should keep up with this new trend of Whedon friends on their shows (Tahmoh on Supernatural, Summer and Sean on Arrow, etc).
    Also can’t wait to see Pierce back on my screen. That kid has serious talent.

    Comment by Allison P – October 23, 2013 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Jill Marie Jones on “Sleepy Hollow” – looking forward to that!

    Comment by M. – October 23, 2013 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AH! I’ve missed Sean Maher on my TV. This is exciting!

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch (@mkroggasch) – October 23, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope to be seeing a Simon River reunion on arrow!

    Comment by Emily – October 23, 2013 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sean maher looks like Stephen amell and the guy that played tommy mixed together…… never noticed it before

    Comment by eddie – October 23, 2013 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Halle Berry on a TV show… Score that one a miss for me… I only stomached her in X-Men because everyone else was exceptional. She drags up the race card in her Oscar speech, even Denzel said he hoped that the following year would be about talent and not an actors ethnicity to ensure a win… Then there is the matter of that Hit & Rin DUI several years ago… The beginning of the Lindsay Lohan School of Law. Halle just doesn’t impress me!

    Comment by Scotty – October 23, 2013 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How has Super Fun Night not been canceled?

    Comment by Tom Charles – October 23, 2013 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Cause it’s Super. Fun. NOT. I mean NIGHT. NIGHT!

      Comment by TL – October 23, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tam sibling reunion! Hooray!

    Comment by Alia – October 23, 2013 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no mention of david nykl (dr zelenka in stargate atlantis) being cast as kgbeast? seems like the perfect article to drop that in there, especially considering we already know oliver has a connection to him.

    Comment by Alan – October 23, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man I love Sean Maher. Excited to see him on Arrow. Especially in a villainous role!

    Comment by murley – October 23, 2013 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And hopefully in a scene with his “Firefly” sister Summer Glau !

      Comment by Leanna – October 25, 2013 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Toby Ziegler, expert physicist? I like it.

    Comment by Apples – October 23, 2013 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Haven’t seen much of him since Firefly, excited for his appearance!

    Comment by Kristina – October 23, 2013 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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