TVLine Items: Homelander to Hit Scandal, Menzel a 'Go' for Oscars, Zabrovian Full House and More

Nazanin Boniadi ScandalNazanin Boniadi is getting tangled up in Scandal.

The Homeland and How I Met Your Mother actress has landed a major arc on the hit ABC drama, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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Details about Boniadi’s role are not yet available. She will heavily recur in the final eight episodes of Season 3, which returns Thursday, Feb. 27, at 10/9c.

Read for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Here’s some news to sing about: Idina Menzel (Glee) will perform the Oscar-nominated Frozen tune “Let It Go” at the Academy Awards ceremony, airing Sunday, March 2, on ABC.

Over the weekend, Menzel and Frozen co-stars Kristen Bell (House of Lies), Josh Gad (1600 Penn) and Santino Fontana performed Frozen tunes at a Los Angeles jazz club. Watch the highlights below:

* The Neighbors’ season finale will be a real Full House. The alien-centric ABC sitcom will reunite the TGIF staple’s stars Candace Cameron Bure (who played eldest daughter DJ) and Scott Weinger (DJ’s boyfriend Steve), who will portray new visitors to the Zabrovians’ neighborhood, per Fun fact: Weinger is a writer on the show. The stint is the second Full House reunion this year; Cameron Bure and Weinger’s former costars John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier recently teamed up for an Oikos Super Bowl commercial.

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* The ABC comedy Trophy Wife will parody Scandal in an April episode when Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) channels her inner Olivia Pope, reports

* 7th Heaven alum Barry Watson is the latest addition to Hart of Dixie’s bachelor pool. Per E! Online, the actor will recur as Davis Polk, a southern gentleman who is handsome, quick-witted, a little bit shy and admired by everyone in town.

* Vinessa Shaw (Vegas) has joined Showtime’s Ray Donovan for a season-long arc. She’ll play a Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist who is writing a book on Sully, reports our sister site Deadline.

RELATED | Ray Donovan Season 2 Casts Hank Azaria and Sherilyn Fenn

* 30 Rock alumna Katrina Bowden has been tapped as the female lead opposite Ed Burns in TNT’s drama pilot Public Morals, reports Variety. She will play a seemingly sweet and innocent prostitute with a street-smart edge in the 1967-set project revolving around New York City’s Public Morals Division.

* MTV has ordered the cyber thriller series Eye Candy, starring Victoria Justice as a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers.

* Lifetime has given a 10-episode order to the conspiracy The Lottery. The series, featuring Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour) and Martin Donovan (Weeds), explores a dystopian future in which women have stopped having children, threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.

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  1. Josh says:

    Here is hoping she’s a “scandal” and not some stupid, spy related story. Ergh, so over that whole mess. I want the DC drama goodness.

  2. e says:

    i LOVE nazanin. i think she’s adorable! i wonder if she has something to do with harrison’s backstory?

  3. Kel says:

    Is the Frozen video not working for anyone else?

  4. Austin says:

    Wow Eye Candy would be the first MTV show I would try. lol

  5. Steven says:

    MTV is on a roll with these series orders. They sound really interesting!

  6. Joey says:

    Jeez. Viacom sure doesn’t want to let Victoria Justice go.

    Also, I really hope Idina gets to perform the whole song, and it isn’t like previous years where the performers only sing a small clip of the song.

    • dude says:

      I have a feeling Viacom as a whole has more important things to worry about than holding board meetings to determine how best to utilize the girl from Victorious. Her casting likely has more to do with the fact she fits their demographic.

  7. JJ says:

    How is that possible if she just got cast? They are already filming episode 315 which means they only have 3 more left to film. Is she going to be on season 4 as well? I hope not, I didn’t like her on Homeland and I realllyyy didn’t like her on HIMYM.

  8. dude says:

    LOVE Naz! Have been a fan of her since she played Layla on General Hospital. She’s delightful.

  9. robinepowell says:

    I watched two superbowl commericals with three guys from Full House and not once did I see Candace Cameron-Bure in either of them.