TVLine Items: GH Keeps Herbst, V Beauty Visits Mentalist, and Other TV News to Know

It’s a casting extravaganza! Several of your favorite shows are adding a little pizazz to their already stellar lineups, and we’ve got your round-up right here — starting with a General Hospital fan fave.

You may have heard rumblings that GH staple Rebecca Herbst was not leaving the series after all — well, hallelujah, because ABC has confirmed that Elizabeth Webber Spencer will stay put in Port Charles.

“The show is thrilled she will remain on the canvas to portray the beloved character in many more poignant and emotional stories,” ABC said in a statement cited by EW.com. “Fans will be pleased to see Rebecca continue the role she created.” News of Herbst’s reprieve was first reported by Soaps In Depth.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

V‘s gorgeous Morena Baccarin will appear in an April episode of The Mentalist as a matchmaker with a dark secret, per EW.com.

• Amanda Foreman (Felicity) is reprising her role on Private Practice as the mentally unstable Katie Kent, TV Guide reports. She’s set to show up in episode 19.

• Actress Christina Ricci is reportedly in talks to star in ABC’s new 1960s based pilot Pan Am, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal has booked a top secret guest spot on 30 Rock, per Showbiz411. The part was written specifically for the former showrunner by Tina Fey.

• Lifetime’s William & Kate will premiere Monday, April 18 at 9/8c, followed immediately by the first installment of their six-part docu-series, Royal Wedding of a Lifetime.

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