The Michael J. Fox Show and Breaking Bad alumna will recur on Season 2 of the Showtime series as the new secretary to Dr. William Masters (played by Michael Sheen), per The Hollywood Reporter.
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• Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey are trading jobs. The hosts will swap places with each other on April Fools’ Day, with Carey taking the reins of The Late Late Show on April 1 at 12:37 am ET/PT, while Ferguson will lead The Price Is Right later that morning.
• Covert Affairs has enlisted Michael A. Goorjian (Party of Five) to guest-star on Season 5 as Borz Altan, a former U.S. soldier disillusioned with the ideals of the American Dream. Annie begins to investigate Borz when she uncovers an imminent threat to which he may be connected.
• American Horror Story: Asylum alumna Franka Potente has joined FX’s The Bridge for a multi-episode Season 2 arc, E! Online reports. Potente’s Eleanor Schrock is a “shunned Mennonite” who has a no-nonsense attitude.
• Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Arrow, Spartacus: War of the Damned) has nabbed the female lead in History’s Texas Revolution miniseries Texas Rising, our sister site Deadline reports. The actress will play Emily West, a mythic historical figure , later dubbed “the Yellow Rose of Texas,” who gets caught in a love triangle between Houston (Big Love‘s Bill Paxton) and Santa Ana (Revenge‘s Olivier Martinez).
• DirecTV’s drama series Rogue, starring Thandie Newton (ER), will return for a second season on Wednesday, May 28 at 10/9c.Follow @VladaGelman