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.

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  1. Renee says:

    Not in a million years would I imagine Lori Grimes to be anyone’s “fave.”

  2. StrawberriesandCream says:

    How, exactly, was Sarah Wayne’s character a “fave”? Most hated character on a TV show ever!!

  3. Jose Torres says:

    Walking Dead Fave? Lori Grimes remains to this day one of the most hated character in all of walking dead and tv history………

  4. King says:

    Well I liked Lori so…
    I was sad to see her leave the show. Her goodbye episode is still one of my favorites.

  5. Tran says:

    Not very happy to see Maury, Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos getting renewed until 2018. I’m always sick and tried of long running shows like game shows, talk shows and especially reality competition series that will never going to end.

  6. Candice says:

    She was a Prison Break favorite of mine.

    • dreamlife613 says:

      Funny how I loved her on Prison Break, but loathed her on The Walking Dead. Hopefully the writers will give her good material in Colony.