TVLine Items: Yvette Nicole Brown Gets Psych'd Up, True Blood Adds Broadway Vet and More!

Yvette Nicole Brown Psych CastCommunity‘s Yvette Nicole Brown is enrolling in Psych 101.

The actress/talk show MVP has signed on to guest-star in an episode of the USA comedy’s upcoming eighth (and likely final) season, TVLine has confirmed.

News of Brown’s casting was first announced Friday afternoon on Twitter by Psych‘s loose-lipped co-lead Dulé Hill. Sadly, he didn’t reveal any details on her character — not yet anyway. (Spill it, Hill!)

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• Tony Award nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), who most recently appeared on CBS’ short-lived Golden Boy, has booked a multi-ep arc on True Blood, Deadline reports. Details about her role, which begins in Season 6’s seventh episode, are currently being kept under wraps.

• It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… Sharknado! Press PLAY below for a first look at the bound-to-be-epic Syfy original film (bowing Thursday, July 11 at 9/8c), which stars Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Tara Reid (American Pie).

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• Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Romola Garai (The Hour), Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Simon Russell Beale (My Week With Marilyn) have joined the cast of BBC Two’s upcoming Cold War spy thriller movie, Legacy.

• NBC’s two-hour coverage of the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular on Thursday night drew 7.1 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, down 12 and 17 percent from last year’s telecast.

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