TVLine Items: Ravenswood Adds Beauty Starlet, Fox Greenlights Masterchef Spin-Off and More!

Ravenswood Cast Nicole Gale AndersonRavenswood has added quite the beauty.

Beauty and the Beast‘s Nicole Gale Anderson has joined ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars spin-off as the “feisty and disarming” leading lady Miranda, TVLine has confirmed. Described as “a fiercely independent foster kid,” the character is confident but “uses her wits to cover her emotional scars.”

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Anderson’s previous credits include Make It or Break It, Ringer and Jonas.

Ravenswood bows in October following Liars‘ annual Halloween special.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Fox on Friday ordered a Masterchef spin-off, titled Junior Masterchef. The competition series will feature kids ages 8-13 who love to cook. As part of a new deal with Gordon Ramsay, the network also renewed Hell’s Kitchen for a 13th season and picked up two more cycles of the original Masterchef.

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• SOAPnet is celebrating Memorial Day with a Veronica Mars marathon, airing May 27 from 10 am to 7 pm.

• A new man is entering Annie Walker’s life: Simon Kassianides (the UK’s MI-5) will guest-star on the upcoming fourth season of Covert Affairs, TVLine has learned exclusively. The actor will appear in Episode 5 as Dion Stavros, a debonair, Vienna-based arms dealer whose inner circle Annie must infiltrate.

• TBS has given the green light to The CeeLo Life, an unscripted series following the former Voice coach and his longtime best friends – Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo – as they prepare to revive their hip-hop group Goodie Mob.

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  1. kavyn says:

    Loved her on Make It Or Break It, it’s nice to see her back at ABCF :)

  2. ZmaX says:

    So this pretty much means that Heather is going to die on BatB, right? I had heard rumors but i was hoping should would stay alive for a bit longer :/

  3. EatMorePez says:

    So it’s back to a high school after playing a character her own age.

  4. DavidSask says:

    Ceelo on TBS, how is that an appropriate fit?

  5. Jared says:

    Nicole Gale Anderson has only been in a handful of episodes of BatB. I wouldn’t be surprised if something either happens to Heather in the finale or if her character is just written off the show. Either way looking forward to watching her in Ravenswood.

  6. Betsy says:

    that ‘using wit to hide emotional scars’ trope is the WORST. it’s the cheapest and laziest way to give a character something the passes as depth.

  7. Betsy says:

    that ‘using wit to hide emotional scars’ trope is the WORST. it’s the cheapest and laziest way to give a character something that passes as depth.