TVLine Items: Sex For Breaking Bad Alum, Price Is Right/Late Late Show Swap and More

Betsy Brandt Masters of SexBetsy Brandt is getting back to work with a new gig on Masters of Sex.

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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Brandt’s NBC comedy was essentially cancelled last month when the network pulled The Michael J. Fox Show from the schedule with seven episodes unaired.

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

• Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey are trading jobs. #6682KThe 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.

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• 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.

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• 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.

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7 Comments
  1. Angela says:

    Hehe, I love the idea of Craig and Drew swapping jobs for a day-and what a perfect choice of day to do such a thing, too! Look forward to seeing that. Should be fun.

  2. Tran 2.0 says:

    Let’s hope Craig Ferguson doesn’t use much profanity when he takes over The Price is Right April Fools’ Day edition on April 1st. Wish Price is Right should change the parental control ratings system from TV-G to TV-PG. Craig and Drew are still at their best during their time on The Drew Carey Show. Last year April Fools’ Day episode was when the models took over except for Rachel Reynolds who was giving birth to her first child named Ruby Red and let’s hope she’ll make an appearance soon.

  3. Tran 2.0 says:

    Think next year’s April Fools’ should be Price is Right & Let’s Make a Deal switching jobs. Drew should take over LMAD and Wayne takes over TPIR. Jonathan Mangum should helm George Gray’s job as announcer with Tiffany Coyne and Cat Gray as Price models while George Gray should helm Jonathan Mangum’s job as announcer with Rachel and Co. taking over Tiffany’s job and Rob Wilson takes over Cat Gray’s job as keyboardist.

  4. Kaycee says:

    Aah I was hoping Franka would return to American Horror! Considering the strong German connection that the best season will have.

  5. Ron says:

    I love ‘The Bridge.’ And I also love Franka Potente. So win-win. (If you haven’t seen the film Run Lola Run, go watch it now. Franka is amazing as the lead.)

  6. TV Gord says:

    I think Drew is going to have a hard time working with Geoff Peterson due to his uncanny physical resemblance to Bob Barker.

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