TVLine Items: NCIS/Good Wife Casting News, Glee Backlash, and Other TV News to Know

As TVLine told you earlier this month, NCIS‘ upcoming serial killer storyline will find Gibbs & Co. needing some assistance. To that end, TV’s most watched scripted series will welcome Numb3rs‘ Alimi Ballard and former NFL star Matthew Willig. The duo will fill recurring roles as Special Agents joining the hunt for the Port-to-Port Killer, TVGuide.com reveals. The storyline kicks off April 5, with Ballard and Willig surfacing the following week.

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Raising Hope‘s Martha Plimpton will be returning to The Good Wife, the actress confirmed Thursday night at PaleyFest ’11. Also en route to the acclaimed CBS drama, Mad Men‘s Aaron Staton (aka Ken Cosgrove) will pop up during May sweeps as  a “hungry, Terminator-like” attorney, says TV Guide Magazine.

• Well, this isn’t going to make Ryan Murphy very happy. Siding with Slash and Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has shared his anti-Glee beliefs with The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f—ing Glee…. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f—ing show.” Your move, Murphy.

• Veteran actor William Forsythe, whose myriad credits incloude Dick Tracy‘s Flattop, will guest star on The Mentalist May 5, as Rigsby’s dad, TVGuide.com reports. Forsythe’s absentee patriarch is a “career criminal” and badass biker.

• Grant Show (Private Practice, Melrose Place) will appear in three episodes of Burn Notice‘s fifth season, per EW.com, playing a CIA operative.

• Speaking of USA Network: Covert Affairs and White Collar are set to premiere their new seasons on Tuesday, June 7.

Smallville alum Jessica Parker Kennedy has joined the cast of The CW’s buzzy Secret Circle pilot, Zap2It confirms. She will play Melissa, a member of the show’s coven of witches.

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