TVLine Items: Goldbergs Casting Scoop, Survivor Renewed, Gail O'Grady Gets Revenge and More
AJ Michalka is bringing a bad girl to The Goldbergs.
TVLine has learned exclusively the actress/musician will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy, playing Lainey, Erica’s new wild-child best friend who is not the greatest influence.
Michalka — whose other TV credits include big sis Aly’s Hellcats and The Guardian — will debut in early 2014.
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• CBS has renewed Survivor for two more cycles aka Seasons 29 and 30. Additionally, Emmy winner Jeff Probst has signed a new deal to return as host and executive producer.
• Gail O’Grady (American Dreams, NYPD Blue) is coming to Revenge as Conrad’s ex-wife, per E! Online. She’s described as a “West Coast posh” woman who unexpectedly appears in the Hamptons.
• Veteran actor Tom Berenger (Major League) has been tapped to play Danny’s dad on Hawaii Five-0, EW.com reports. He’ll appear in one episode opposite Melanie Griffith — who was previously cast as Danno’s mother.
* ABC has ordered four additional episodes of Shark Tank, THR reports, bringing Season 5′s tally to 28.
• FX has given the green light to Tyrant, a new drama from Homeland EPs Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under‘s Craig Wright. The project follows an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Adam Rayner (Hunted), Jennifer Finnigan (Better With You) and Ashraf Barhom (The Kingdom) all star.
• Jamie-Lynn Sigler will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Dads, TVGuide.com reports, playing a love interest for Seth Green’s Eli.
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