TVLine Items: Syfy's Newest Monkey, Diddy Does black-ish and More

Emily Hampshire 12 Monkeys

Emily Hampshire is getting into the Monkey business full-time.

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys has promoted the actress, who portrays math whiz Jennifer Goines, to a series regular for its recently announced second season.

Hampshire’s character — a parallel to the part originated by Brad Pitt in the 1995 film — currently recurs on the show. Season 2 is slated to air sometime in 2016.

In addition to 12 Monkeys, Hampshire appears on Pop TV’s freshman series Schitt’s Creek and recurs on Rookie Blue.

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

* R&B music staples Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mary J. Blige will guest-star in a May episode of black-ish, ABC announced Thursday. In the flashback episode, which delves into the Johnsons’ family history, Combs will play a gangster and nightclub owner in 1920s Harlem, while Blige will play the club’s headliner.

* ITV has ordered a fourth season of Mr. Selfridge, its drama starring Jeremy Piven as department-store owner Harry Selfridge.

* D.B. Woodside (Suits) and Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack) have joined Fox’s Lucifer pilot in series regular roles, Deadline reports. In the comic-book drama — which centers on the titular Lord of the Underworld (Rush‘s Tom Ellis) as he helps the Los Angeles Police Department put away bad guys — Woodside will portray Amenadiel, an angel who attempts to get Lucifer back in hell. Harris, meanwhile, will play Linda, a therapist whose professional advice Lucifer seeks.

* Saturday Night Live rookie Pete Davidson has been added to the lineup for Justin Bieber’s March 30 roast, Comedy Central tweeted Friday.

* A&E has released the first photo of Ryan Hurst’s (Sons of Anarchy) visit to Bates Motel, which occurs on the March 16 episode (9/8c). Scroll down for a first look at Hurst as Chick Hogan, the intimidating new neighbor of Max Thieriot’s Dylan:

Ryan Hurst Bates Motel

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  1. Drew says:

    I am not all the way caught up on 12 Monkeys, but am I the only one who sees Ally Sheedy when they watch Hampshire on the show?

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Good news she got promoted to series regular. Can’t wait to see more of him in season 2! Good news 2 Suits alums will be on Lucifer show.