TVLine Items: Walking Dead Fave Joins USA Pilot, Atlantis Returns and More

Sarah Wayne Callies

After battling the undead for three seasons on AMC, Sarah Wayne Callies is ready to rumble with some aliens.

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Callies, who played Lori Grimes on The Walking Dead, has joined the cast of the new USA Network pilot Colony. From former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse, Colony is set in modern-day Los Angeles during an alien invasion.

On Colony, Callies will play Katie, the wife of FBI agent Will Bowman (Lost‘s Josh Holloway).

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

* Season 2 of Atlantis will premiere Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9/8c on BBC America. Watch a trailer for the new season below:

* The cast of National Geographic’s Killing Jesus — based on Bill O’Reilly’s book of the same name — is coming together with some big names attached. Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) will play King Herod, Stephen Moyer (True Blood) will play Pontius Pilot and Haaz Sleiman (Covert Affairs) will play Jesus, our sister site Deadline reports. Additional cast members include Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) and John Rhys Davies (Sliders).

* Syndicated talk shows MauryThe Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show have all been renewed through 2018, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced Monday.