TVLine Items: Mellie's Scandal Sis, Community at SXSW and More

Lauren Bowles Scandal

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Scandal has cast Lauren Bowles (True Blood) as Harmony, the sister of Bellamy Young’s first lady Mellie, in the ABC drama’s April 2 episode.

Per, Harmony’s presence will not only reveal Mellie’s past, but possibly jeopardize her presidential ambitions.

Bowles has previously guest-starred on Stalker, Mom and — on a road trip through Shondaland — Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.

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

* Calling all Community fans! The comedy’s Season 6 premiere will screen early at this year’s SXSW festival, with appearances from the cast and showrunner Dan Harmon, Yahoo! announced Thursday. The event will be held on Saturday, March 14, followed by a Greendale school dance for fans. Further information can be found here.

* Izabella Miko (Clash of the Titans) has been tapped for a recurring role on Chicago Fire, our sister site Deadline reports. She will play Katya, a seductive stripper who dreams of one day escaping the club lifestyle.

* Matador star Gabriel Luna will co-lead ABC’s upcoming drama pilot L.A. Crime, per Deadline. In the potential series’ first season — which will focus on the search for a Bonnie and Clyde-esque serial killing team — Luna will play cop Paco Contreras, one half of a partnership looking to crack the case.

* Former Sons of Anarchy boss Kurt Sutter has unveiled the official logo for his upcoming, 14th century-set drama pilot The Bastard Executioner, which tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge. Check it out below:

I'm all about the bloody details. We have a font and logo. #TBX

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  1. Tran says:

    Guess we don’t know on when and if and I mean IF the entire CBS Daytime line-up gets renewed within days nor weeks especially The Price is Right because what I’ve said yesterday was 100% out of my league. TPIR continues to sink like the TITANIC because of Drew Carey. It doesn’t matter about what they’ve said on social media whether or not they like Drew as host of Price is Right. As Bart Simpson would say: EAT MY SHORTS.

    • Tran says:

      I really hope that in the near future, Drew Carey deserve to end his reign as host of The Price is Right and possibly TV’s longest running game show will come to an end.

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  3. Angela says:

    Okay, I’m officially VERY jealous of anyone going to the SXSW festival this weekend! Aaaaagh, that sounds like so much fun!

  4. madhatter360 says:

    I’m impressed/surprised that they said she’s playing Mellie’s sister, rather than saying she’s “a woman from Mellie’s past” the way they normally announce casting decisions.