TVLine Items: Grey's Gets a New Doc, HBO Sets John Oliver Debut, Sabrina Reunion and More

Patrick Fabian Grey's AnatomyPatrick Fabian is scrubbing into Grey’s Anatomy.

The actor, who has appeared on everything from Big Love to Veronica Mars to Saved By the Bell: The College Years, will recur as a pediatric surgeon who arrives to help Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, reports TVGuide.com.

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Fabian’s debut on the ABC drama is slated for early April.

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• John Oliver’s new topical HBO comedy show now has a title and a premiere date: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver will launch Sunday, April 27, at 11/10c.

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Melissa & Joey will host a Sabrina the Teenage Witch reunion when Beth Broderick (who played the spellcaster’s aunt Zelda) guest-stars on the ABC Family comedy, per The Hollywood Reporter. Broderick will play Mel’s doctor in the April 30 episode. David Lascher, who co-starred as Sabrina’s love interest Josh, will appear in the April 9 installment.

Office alum Oscar Nuñez has joined USA Network’s upcoming comedy series Benched, playing a public defender and colleague in Nina’s (Eliza Coupe) new office, reports Deadline.

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• British actress Sarah-Jane Potts (Keen Eddie, Felicity) will replace Georgina Rylance in Gracepoint, Fox’s adaptation of Broadchurch, per our sister site Deadline.

• Ron Canada (Boston Legal) will guest-star on a March episode of Elementary as a retired high school teacher who locks horns with Detective Bell over whether to force a frightened teenaged girl to testify in a murder trial, per TVGuide.com.

• HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy starring Jack Black (School of Rock) and Tim Robbins (The Shawkshank Redemption), Deadline reports. The show revolves around a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Orange Is the New Black‘s Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot.



Comments (22)

  • Yay!!! Love Patrick Fabian!!!

    Comment by Eric7740 – February 12, 2014 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nothing against Patrick Fabian, but every show I’ve seen him in I’ve always found him a bit creepy!

    Comment by Lisa. – February 12, 2014 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too but that is because I always see the creepy professor he was on VM

      Comment by EJ386 – February 13, 2014 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Last Week Tonight”-cute :D. Look forward to Oliver’s new show.

    Comment by Angela – February 12, 2014 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another new doc? Seriously Shonda?

    Comment by greysfan – February 12, 2014 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For the first time in a long time I welcome it. The doctors they have already have been torn apart and put back together so many times they’re ragged at this point. Fresh meat!

      Comment by Leigh – February 12, 2014 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad Pablo Schreiber is getting a new gig after that awful Ironside remake.

    Comment by Hannah – February 12, 2014 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Is he the actor that played the creepy kidnapper on SVU?

      Comment by Saabgirlatx – February 12, 2014 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I prefer to think of him as Pornstache.

        Comment by Elf – February 12, 2014 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was just thinking “If there’s one thing Grey’s Anatomy needs, it’s another doctor.”

    Comment by dude – February 12, 2014 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they’re bringing in another peds surgeon, that means Arizona and Callie are over. IMO Arizona is off the show. They don’t need another one, they have Alex too. Unless it’s Alex that’s leaving but I doubt it. Personally they wrote Arizona into a wall. There’s nothing much more to do with her storyline. The position they should fill is an ob/gyn or neonatal specialist like Addison was. Those were interesting cases she had.

    Comment by D – February 12, 2014 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Patrick. I think I first saw him on Xena. But with that said I have to wonder if Grey’s Anatomy needs another doctor.

    Comment by barbaradesmond – February 12, 2014 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well Cristina is leaving not that a pediatrician replaces a cardiologist. I’m tired of the Arizona-Callie story.

    Comment by Forwardad – February 12, 2014 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that 11pm on Sunday night is an awful time slot for John Oliver. People go to work on Mondays. They have Maher in prime time on Fridays. Why bury Oliver in that slot?

    Comment by HAP – February 12, 2014 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big thanks for the Sarah Jane Potts and Gracepoint news :yay:

    Comment by Fido – February 12, 2014 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Professor Lasky!

    Comment by Laura – February 12, 2014 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeeaaaaaaah!! another Sabrina reunion!! and with Aunt Zelda!!! Now we just need Aunt Hilda (Caroline Rhea) to guest star on m&j!!!

    Comment by Luli – February 12, 2014 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I read the spoiler about Melissa & Joey last night. Apparently Mel is going to receive some shocking news from her doctor!! Can we say maybe baby!!

    Comment by Marie – February 12, 2014 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any word on how long this new doc is sticking round on Grey’s Anatomy?

    Comment by cdeno – February 13, 2014 08:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when is Greys back?

    Comment by Johana – February 13, 2014 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where I live Fabian does ads for Bellin Health in Wisconsin so this kind of tickles my funny bone

    Comment by Katie – February 13, 2014 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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