TVLine Items: Paul Reubens Gets Blacklisted, an OITNB Return & More

Paul Reubens The Blacklist

Pee-wee’s next big adventure is landing him on The Blacklist.

The NBC drama has tapped Paul Reubens (Pushing Daisies, Dirt) to appear in multiple Season 2 episodes as Mr. Vargas, a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld, reports.

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Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp notes that the role will be “totally different” from Reubens’ well known Pee-wee character.

The Blacklist returns Sept. 22 at 10/9c.

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* Lori Petty will reprise her Orange Is the New Black role as inmate Lolly during Season 3, reports.

* Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has cast Brian Patrick Wade (Teen Wolf) as Carl “Crusher” Creel, aka the villainous Absorbing Man, in its Season 2 premiere, per

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* Billy Eichner (Parks and Recreation) and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) will guest-star on Season 2 of CBS’ The Millers, reports. Eichner will play the ex-husband of Sean Hayes’ new character Kip, who has had a long-standing crush on Will Arnett’s Nathan. Darby appears in the next episode as the writer of a Game of Thrones-type book series who has gone from being Nathan’s nerdy classmate to rich and famous.

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  1. Tran says:

    Can’t imagine seeing Pee-wee Herman on The Blacklist. Looking forward to it when The Blacklist (my favorite new show from last season) returns September 22nd. Maybe they should go from Pee-wee’s Playhouse to Red’s Playhouse. BTW, wonder what’s the “secret word”?