Does Olivia Pope have what it takes to “handle” one of The Originals? Sebastian Roché, who plays Mikael on The CW’s Vampire Diaries spin-off, will appear in several episodes of ABC’s Scandal beginning April 3.
Roché broke the news himself this weekend with a series of excited tweets, including this one, which implies his character might have dealings with Guillermo Diaz’s Huck:
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) March 30, 2014
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Patrick Brennan (The Black Donnellys) has joined the cast of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for several episodes, Marvel announced. Brennan will play power-hungry villain Marcus Daniels (aka Blackout) and will make his first appearance in the April 15 episode.
* Scandal‘s Joshua Malina has landed a guest-starring role in CBS’ Steven Spielberg drama Extant, E! Online is reporting. Malina will play Dr. Scott Beck, who’s forced to deliver some disturbing news to Halle Berry’s character Molly.
* Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, formerly of MTV’s Jersey Shore, is getting his own reality show on TV Guide Network. Ordered for eight 30-minute episodes, The Sorrentinos will document the reality star and his “quirky” New Jersey family. A premiere date was not announced.