James Lafferty Underground

TVLine Items: One Tree Hill Vet Goes Underground, Hot New Affair and More

James Lafferty, you’re a long way from Tree Hill, N.C.

The OTH actor has joined WGN America’s period drama Underground in a recurring role, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Premiering in 2016, the series follows a group of slaves who plan their 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation, helped along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad. Lafferty will play Kyle Risdin, a U.S. marshal who is intent on enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act.

Lafferty joins a cast that includes Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Adina Porter (The 100), Reed Diamond (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jussie Smollett (Empire) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Parenthood).

Since ending his nine-season run on One Tree Hill, Lafferty has appeared on NBC’s short-lived drama Crisis.

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

* Catalina Sandino Moreno (Red Band Society, The Bridge) will appear in The Affair‘s second season as Luisa, a potential new love interest for Joshua Jackson’s Cole.

* Comedy Central’s parody docuseries Nathan For You will return for Season 3 on Thursday, Oct. 15, creator and star Nathan Fielder announced on Twitter Monday.

* Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) will guest-star on The Mindy Project‘s Season 4 premiere, playing a version of herself that Danny is dating in an alternate reality, EW.com reports.

* NBC’s upcoming comedy Mr. Robinson will air back-to-back episodes for three weeks, beginning with its Aug. 5 premiere at 9/8c. Fellow laugher The Carmichael Show will follow suit, airing back-to-back episodes beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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3 Comments
  1. Joey Padron says:

    Happy James is coming back to TV. Nice belated birthday gift for him. Happy Nathan For You’s 3rd season air date have finally been announced!

  2. belle says:

    I don’t think he is too great of an actor, although he did surprise me a few times on oth. Seems like a cool dude. I like him and wish him well.

  3. 5654funny says:

    I love one tree hill it’s a best show one tree hill season 7 season 8 season 9 us my home, one tree hill season 1 through season 6 was not a home because it had too much drama and cried really hard

    Please tell me the truth what seasons did you like on One Tree Hill and what episodes you like and what seasons and episodes you don’t like

    One Tree Hill Fan just got tired the nathan drama lucas drama nathan haley and lucas drama It wasn’t easy for me to watch it If I was on one tree hill I will do serious talking with nathan and lucas