TVLine Items: White Collar Star Spies Chuck Gig, Rosie Perez Checks In at Nurse Jackie and More!

Tim DeKay is ditching his FBI post for a stint with the CIA.

The White Collar star will infiltrate Episode 8 of Chuck’s fifth and final season as Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) former handler, Kieran Ryker. According to EW.com (who first reported the news), DeKay’s character is a stoic man “who forces her to confront her past and the choices she’s made.”

Chuck returns to the NBC roster Friday, Oct. 28, and DeKay’s own USA Network hit resumes with new episodes early next year.

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• Rosie Perez will pay a visit to the fourth season of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie (premiering in 2012) as Jules, a patient with an unusual diagnosis.

• TNT will pay tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs on Thursday night with a special back-to-back broadcast of its original movie, Pirates of Silicon Valley, beginning at 8/7c. The telepic first aired in 1999 and stars Noah Wyle (Falling Skies) as the late visionary.

• Ready for more 30 Rock guest star news? Denise Richards revealed via Twitter that she will appear on Season 6 of the NBC comedy. “So excited!!” she exclaimed. “I’m going to be doing an episode of #30Rock! one of my favorite shows!!!!!”

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• MTV has bought an hourlong drama based on the Heathers-esque novel, Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys, from actress Krysten Ritter (Apartment 23, Veronica Mars), Deadline reports.

• ABC has purchased a comedy pilot from the producing duo of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the potential series will star tween heartthrob Romeo as a Dominican-American from Washington Heights who is trying to live the American dream.

• Thomas McDonell (Prom) has booked a two-episode stint on ABC’s Suburgatory as a love interest for Tessa (Jane Levy) and Dalia (Carly Chaikin), per TVGuide.com.

• Just call him the pilot season king: Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town) has sold his third pilot this development season, this time to ABC. Per Deadline, his latest potential series is a multi-cam comedy about a small-town volunteer fire department.

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• Charles S. Dutton (Without a Trace, The L Word) will appear in CBS’ Criminal Minds later this season as a boxing trainer who learns that his star pupil is actually a violent serial killer, TVGuide.com reports.

• Cinemax has renewed its hit freshman series Strike Back for a 10-episode second season, set to bow in late 2012.

• E! is moving its sudsy new reality show, Dirty Soap, to a new time beginning this Sunday at 10:30 pm.

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