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, 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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  1. Margaret says:

    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!!

    • Bobby says:

      Who did he play?

      • Brandy says:

        Logan, Clays son

        • linda says:

          He was adorable on OTH.

          • Luciano says:

            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).

          • bar says:

            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.

  2. I wonder if Sean will have any scenes with his Firefly sister, Summer Glau?

    • HAP says:

      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.

    • Leanna says:

      I really hope so, I think it would be a HUGE nod to the Browncoats

  3. Mary Kate says:

    Isn’t the Dr Brennan of theoretical physics pretty much Sheldon Cooper?? Ha

  4. Eric says:

    The possibility of more Super Fun Night is scary. I’m happy for Back In The Game though!

  5. Allison P says:

    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.

  6. M. says:

    Yay for Jill Marie Jones on “Sleepy Hollow” – looking forward to that!

  7. AH! I’ve missed Sean Maher on my TV. This is exciting!

  8. Emily says:

    Hope to be seeing a Simon River reunion on arrow!

  9. eddie says:

    sean maher looks like Stephen amell and the guy that played tommy mixed together…… never noticed it before

  10. Scotty says:

    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!

  11. Tom Charles says:

    How has Super Fun Night not been canceled?

  12. Alia says:

    Tam sibling reunion! Hooray!

  13. Alan says:

    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.

  14. murley says:

    Man I love Sean Maher. Excited to see him on Arrow. Especially in a villainous role!

  15. Apples says:

    Toby Ziegler, expert physicist? I like it.

  16. Kristina says:

    Yay! Haven’t seen much of him since Firefly, excited for his appearance!