TVLine Items: L&O Nabs Hero and Mad Man, Big Brother's Return, and More TV News to Know

Law & Order: CI‘s final (?) season is officially underway, and a few good men are dropping by the long-running USA Network procedural during its swan song.

Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) and Bryan Batt (Mad Men) are set to guest star on an upcoming episode of CI, titled “The Nose,” TVGuide.com reports. The two actors will play suspects in the case of a high-end wine connoisseur’s death.

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• A new season of CBS’ Big Brother premieres Thursday, July 7, and will run in its typical three-nights-a-week time slots on Wednesdays at 8/7c, Thursdays at 9, and Sundays at 8. Additionally, Same Name — a new series in which celebs trade places with strangers who have the (you guessed it!) same name — debuts Sunday, July 24.

Lost‘s Nestor Carbonell will appear in an episode of FX’s buzzy new comedy, Wilfred, reports EW.com. The Island’s ageless wonder will play a doctor in the Elijah Wood-starring sitcom, premiering June 23.

• Helena Cassadine, aka Port Charles’ baddest bitch in (and out of) town, is baaack. Constance Towers returns to ABC’s General Hospital the week of June 27, says TV Guide Magazine, just in time to meddle (again!) in Aiden’s paternity reveal.

• WE tv has ordered a second season of Broxton Family Values, per Deadline, starring onetime R&B star, Toni Braxton.

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