TVLine Items: Goldbergs Casting Scoop, Survivor Renewed, Gail O'Grady Gets Revenge and More

AmandaMichalkaAJ 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.

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Michalka — whose other TV credits include big sis Aly’s Hellcats and The Guardian — will debut in early 2014.

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

• 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.

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• Veteran actor Tom Berenger (Major League) has been tapped to play Danny’s dad on Hawaii Five-0, 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, reports, playing a love interest for Seth Green’s Eli.

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  1. Rebecca says:

    Where has Gail O’Grady been?? Hey lifetime, I’m ready for another Sex & the single mom movie!

  2. Cassie says:

    Meg, I will miss you!! Aus and Matt will have to really up their game now. :)

  3. Sam says:

    Either that is the worst picture you could find, or she’s aged at four times the normal human rate.

  4. iMember says:

    Gail O’Grady <3333

  5. DavidSask says:

    Tyrant sounds like a fail, not something I want to watch anyhow!

  6. The Goldbergs should do more with cast members they already introduced via the KREMPS , nothing against AJ Michalka , but its a shame they are not interacting more with their neighbors.

    As for Shark Tank , with the show getting a 5% stake in any BIZ that gets air time its of little surprise to me of the order increase.