TVLine Items: Vampire Diaries Nabs Pretty Little Alum, Southland Stages 227 Reunion and More!

Vampire Diaries‘ Paul Wesley is bringing his personal life to work.

The actor’s real-life wife, Torrey DeVitto, has landed a recurring gig on the CW saga.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Pretty Little Liars/One Tree Hill alumna will play an intelligent (and beautiful!) doctor who finds herself fascinated with Matt Davis’ reluctant do-gooder, Alaric. DeVitto makes her Mystic Falls debut in Episode 10.

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• Southland is staging a 227 reunion with former co-stars Marla Gibbs and Regina King. Gibbs is set to appear in the Jan. 24 episode of the TNT drama playing Granny, a family member of a suspect in a murder investigation being conducted by King’s Lydia.

With Regis Philbin’s final days on Live! drawing near, the long-running ABC daytime talk show is making sure its other co-host is staying put. Kelly Ripa — who has occupied one of the show’s signature high chairs for 10 years — has signed a deal that keeps her with the syndicated gabfest through 2017.

The second season of IFC’s Portlandia (which premieres Friday, Jan. 6) will feature guest appearances by Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and St. Vincent’s Annie Clark.

Disney Channel has renewed its animated hit Phineas and Ferb for a fourth season.

The TV Academy Foundation’s Holiday Online Auction has begun, and among the TV goodies you can bid on are True Blood premiere party tickets, a meet-and-greet with the Community cast, dinner hosted by the gang at Hell’s Kitchen and much more. A complete list of the items up for sale can be viewed via the following link.

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