TVLine Items: Buffy Vet Eyes Lying Game Promotion, Beauty-ful Smallville Reunion & More!

True story: The Lying Game wants to see a lot more Charisma Carpenter next season.

The Whedonverse vet — who recurred on the first season of the ABC Family drama as Annie “Rebecca” Sewell — is nearing a deal to become a series regular in Season 2, Variety reports.

Given the manner in which the finale wrapped — Spoiler Alert: It was revealed that Rebecca is the twins’ mom — Carpenter’s expanded presence in Lying Game‘s upcoming sophomore season would seem imperative.

Lying Game Season 2 is due to premiere this winter. Carpenter, meanwhile, can next be seen on the big screen in The Expendables 2, which hits theaters Aug. 16.

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• Former Smallville EPs Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders have been tapped to serve as co-showrunners on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast reboot, per The Hollywood Reporter. The project reunites the producers with fellow Smallville vet (and Beauty‘s leading lady) Kristin Kreuk.

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• FX has given the green light to Bronx Warrants, a comedy pilot from Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Jim Spercio (Rescue Me) and Dean Lorey (Arrested Development). The project centers on a group of detectives assigned to arrest individuals with outstanding warrants.

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• TNT has passed on Scent of the Missing, the dog-centric drama pilot from CSI exec producer Carol Mendelsohn, Deadline reports. Geek goddesses Tricia Helfer and Summer Glau were to co-star as members of a K-9 Search and Rescue team.

• Wire alum Chad Coleman has booked a guest spot in Burn Notice‘s current season. His CIA operative character sets out to salcage a botched mission, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) will guest star in the Necessary Roughness summer finale (airing Aug. 29), EW.com reports. He’ll play a famed record producer who comes into contact with TK.

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• Laguna Beach, The Hills and Daria are set to return to MTV as part of the cabler’s upcoming Rerun Retro Mania programming block. The six-week event kicks off Monday, June 25, and will air weekdays from 9 am to 12 pm until Aug. 3.

TBS has nabbed syndication rights to CBS’ breakout hit 2 Broke Girls. It will join the cabler’s lineup in 2015.

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