TVLine Items: New Doctor Who Baddie, Shameless Upgrade, Texas Rising Adds Two and More

Doctor Who Kelley HawesA villainess is coming to Doctor Who.

British actress Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs) will guest-star on the upcoming season of the hit sci-fi series as Ms. Delphox, a powerful, out-of-this-world banker with a dark secret.

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Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and his companion, Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Coleman), encounter the mysterious Ms. Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

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

• Frank’s eldest daughter Sammi is sticking around on Shameless. The Showtime drama has promoted Emily Bergl to series regular for the upcoming fifth season, our sister site Deadline reports.

• Christopher McDonald (Boardwalk Empire, Harry’s Law) and Trevor Donovan (90210) have joined the cast of History’s Texas Revolution miniseries Texas Rising, reports Deadline. McDonald will play a grizzled, tough taskmaster of the ranging company, while Donovan is a handsome, wise-ass, expert horseman whose chivalry and equestrian skills are matched only by his gun-fighting prowess.

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American Idol winner Candice Glover will star in Hallmark Channel’s original movie Northpole, the network announced on Facebook. The Idol champ will portray a reporter who, with the help of her son and his teacher, attempts to recapture the joy of the holiday season to save Christmas after the world has begun to lose faith.

• Sister channels BET and Centric will simulcast the live Season 3 premiere of TV Land’s The Soul Man on March 26.

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  1. wrstlgirl says:

    I suppose that means Frank will find a liver and stick around. Personally I would like him to die in the finale’. He’s the worst part of the show for me.

    • JJ says:

      Yeah, Frank should go.. it’s not funny anymore to watch him being in such a horrible condition. I like Sammy though so I’m glad she’s sticking around.

    • B says:

      I hate how nonessential frank is. I hate how much I love Sammi.

    • Angel says:

      I agree. The show doesn’t really need Frank anymore. Unfortunately I’m sure he’ll get a liver and go back to his disgusting ways. I just skip his scenes now…

  2. CountryQueen says:

    I wonder if that mean’s Fiona is going to give him part of her liver?

  3. spindae2 says:

    I assume a lot of nudity in Texas Rising with Trevor joining JeffreY and Chad.

  4. erin says:

    I like Sammi! I just want to know when Sheila’s coming back though.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Cool, I love me some Keeley Hawes. :)