Ioan Gruffudd UnReal

TVLine Items: Ioan Gruffudd Joins UnREAL, HSM4 Update and More

The ladies of Everlasting won’t be the only ones competing for someone’s affection on Season 2 of UnREAL.

Forever alum Ioan Gruffudd will recur on the Lifetime drama’s sophomore run, and his arrival might just tee up a Quinn-centric love triangle.

Per our sister site Variety, Gruffudd will play John Booth, a tech billionaire with his eye on Constance Zimmer’s executive producer (who, in the Season 1 finale, broke things off with Everlasting creator Chet). John is described as an optimistic and curious man who doesn’t back down from a challenge.

UnREAL returns Monday, June 6, at 10/9c.

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

* For the first time ever, Syfy will broadcast live from San Diego Comic-Con with a three-night telecast featuring celebrity interviews, breaking news and behind-the-scenes reports. Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con will air from Thursday, July 21, to Saturday, July 23, at 8/7c each night.

* Think you have what it takes to be an East High Wildcat? Disney Channel will be accepting video auditions for High School Musical 4 via its Disney Applause app. Applicants aged 14 to 17 can submit videos from April 18 through May 2, and instructions on how to do so can be found here.

* Numb3rs alumna Diane Farr will recur on Chance, Hulu’s upcoming drama about a titular forensic neuropsychiatrist (Hugh Laurie) who gets sucked into a world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. Farr will appear in multiple episodes as Christina, Chance’s resentful ex-wife, Deadline reports.

* IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! announced a whole slew of Season 5 guest stars on Wednesday, including Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Nathan Fielder (Nathan For You), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth) and Tony Hale (Veep). The fifth season kicks off with two episodes on Friday, June 3, at 11/10c.

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9 Comments
  1. RoseRunner says:

    TOTALLY THRILLED to have Ioan on Unreal!

  2. Larc says:

    It will be good to see him on something, but I’m still angry about Forever.

  3. DarkDefender says:

    Now I will have to add Unreal to my DVR. Love Ioan.

  4. anne says:

    shouldn’t that headline read, “Ioan Gruffudd Announces Return of Forever; thanks fans”

  5. Jeanna says:

    I suppose that’s a good reason to check out the show (UnReal). On another note, kudos to Sci-Fi for the ComicCon special. Perhaps we could see a few of the panels??

  6. Karen says:

    I really enjoyed season 1 and this just makes season 2 more exciting!

  7. bshaid says:

    Those comic con dates sound like a political convention occurrence also but I might be wrong…just checked; comic con’s first night is the last night of one of them…

  8. Maria says:

    Never heard of Unreal but if Ioan is in it I will definitely watch. And that’s a great pic you chose…he has a nice smile.