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.

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

* 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.

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  1. Stinky Feet Lover says:

    De Niro to Turturro? Uhm, that is quite a drop off of actor quality!!

    • ... says:

      De Niro’s been terrible for a decade.

    • Amie says:

      They may be very different styles of actor, but John Turturro is very, very good. He usually plays a more cerebral, anxious, nebbishy type, while De Niro has been doing his tough guy thing for a long time. So no, Turturro would not be playing Jake LaMotta or the Godfather. But De Niro would be hard pressed to play Barton Fink or Herbert Stempel.

    • ec says:

      I don’t know… Love them both, but Robert De Niro hasn’t exactly been discriminating in his choices for the past 20 years or so. Yeah, he’s a big name, but if you put it like say, “We’re getting the guy from ‘The Big Lebowski’ to replace the guy from ‘Little Fockers'” it doesn’t sound like such a bad trade-off.

  2. V says:

    Does this mean he is off Bated Motel?

  3. Liza says:

    Nestor is smoking hot! I would love to see some scandalous scenes with him and Alicia on TGW!!!!

    • Tav says:

      And if she’s going to have a marriage of convenience with dalliances on the side then she should stop shunning Kalinda…

    • JJ says:

      It’s waaaay too soon after Will’s death for an Alicia love interest. Have some respect and wait till next season.

      • Baileigh says:

        What gets me is that when Will was alive, all we heard out of Alicia’s mouth was Peter this and Peter that and how she couldn’t leave HER husband. It has not even been a month since Will’s passing and she is aready THINKING about her options outside of her marriage? WTF? If she couldn’t or wouldn’t leave Peter for Will (the man she loved) why would she leave her marriage now for some random guy off the street?

        • SM says:

          That’s the point. Because of Will’s death she re-evaluates her life (yet again). She is mourning the lost opportunities, questions her choices, and it will be all carpe diem for her for a while. Also, her kids are older, which makes things easier.

  4. Fernando says:

    No he needs to stay on Bates Motel and get together with Norma

  5. OH Gawd, Nestor wears almost as much eye makeup as she does. No way, please NO. Good Wife + Goode Matthew!

    • Ana says:

      Actually he doesn’t. It got so much attention on Bates Motel that the actor had to clarify it’s natural not makeup.

      • The Beach says:

        I remember him from years ago and his eyes were always incredible. I can’t decide which one has the most beautiful eyes on TV, Nestor Carbonell or Ian Sommerhalder.

        • Ana says:

          oh yeah, I love his eyes. In terms of eye color, Ian Somerhalder definitely wins. As for general appearance, I lean towards Nestor Carbonell.

      • Holly says:

        I used to think he wore eyeliner on Lost (the first role I saw him in) until I realized he looks like that all the time and it’s just the way his eyes are.

  6. lechatnoir says:

    Its about time. He’s played cops for a little too long .

    he’s wearing too much guyliner like Korean men on this image . His lipstick is poppin’ .

  7. Steven says:

    Alicia is going to move on already? She’s still recovering from Will’s death.

  8. Cathy says:

    I would just like to know why he never ages! I’ve wondered that for years, and yet Nestor l
    looks amazing.

  9. Scotty says:

    I’m really peeved about where they have gone with Alicia and Peter this season. 2 seasons of character development for Peter down the toilet with one over the top, out of character scene. Really unimpressed.

    • Gabriel says:

      Character development!? For PETER!! ROFL

      Once a cheater, always a cheater. No developments necessary there.

      And frankly, both Peter and Alicia have been using each other for quite some time now, with love not a part of the equation at all — it’s only now that they are finally being honest about it.

  10. tvfan says:

    In a recent interview, MJ(alicia) just made it clear that Alicia would not pursue any love interest so soon because “she is the good wife, not a good slut”. Now she is starting to consider an option outside the marriage before Will’s body gets cold. what a liar! what a super slut!

  11. Naazneen says:

    Tahmoh as a nobleman on Reign? I shouldnt be, but im so excited. I love this guy

  12. Mel says:

    Well, great way for Alicia to forget about the potential love of her life. Just hop on another horse within weeks of a horrendous loss. Why are they trying to turn her into a bimbo?

  13. Nestor Carbonell?!?!?!?!?! Ewwww! Ewwwwwwwwww! EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

  14. Betrayal, redemption and forgiveness…….these are the things that us ordinary folks deal with on a daily bases. It would be nice to see Alicia & Peter work things out and come together in a stronger relationship that it ever was. Does everything on TV have to give the message that people and relationships are irredeemable? For once can’t a show fore go sensationalism and do something that the common masses can identify with?