TVLine Items: Lost Actor to Romance Good Wife, Reign Taps BSG Alum, ION Gets Blue and More

The Good Wife Nestor CarbonellCould a Lost alum be just what Alicia Florrick needs to move on romantically?

Nestor Carbonell (currently co-starring on Bates Motel) will guest-star on The Good Wife as a charming entrepreneur, CBS announced Monday.

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Per an official episode description, Alicia begins to consider her options outside of marriage after a chance encounter with Carbonell’s character. That, in turns, leads her to seek the advice of her mother (played by Stockard Channing).

Carbonell’s installment airs May 4.

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* Battlestar Galactica alum Tahmoh Penikett continues to make the CW rounds. Having appeared on Supernatural and Star-Crossed, the actor will next visit Reign as a sexy nobleman visiting French Court, who also happens to be a mercenary for hire, reports E! Online.

* ION Television has acquired the off-network rights to Rookie Blue. Reruns of the ABC police drama will start airing on ION this fall.

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* John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) will replace Robert De Niro in HBO’s miniseries Criminal Justice, our sister site Deadline reports. De Niro stepped in when original star James Gandolfini passed away but has pulled out because of scheduling reasons.

* Ellen DeGeneres will produce a furniture-design competition show for HGTV, per The Hollywood Reporter. Titled Ellen’s Design Challenge, the six-episode series will debut in 2015.