TVLine Items: Carla Gugino Joins Fox's Wayward Pines, Chi McBride Heads to Hawaii and More

Wayward Pines Cast Carla GuginoCarla Gugino has booked a trip to Wayward Pines.

From The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, Fox’s new event series is described as an “intense, mind-bending thriller” that centers on a Secret Service agent named Ethan Burke (played by Matt Dillon) who’s searching for two missing agents in the titular town.

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Gugino — whose recent TV credits include New Girl and Political Animals —  joins as Kate Hewson, Ethan’s former partner and ex-girlfriend.

Oscar winner Melissa Leo also co-stars.

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Chi McBride is bringing a classic Hawaii Five-0 character to CBS’ reboot. Per, the veteran actor is set to play SWAT Captain Lou Grover — who appeared in the series’ original run — in the drama’s Season 4 premiere, bowing Sept. 27. The guest spot is currently a one-off, but the possibility of McBride returning for more is “likely.”

Jenna Elfman will guest-star in the Aug. 28 installment of Royal Pains, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing a reformed party girl who imparts some wisdom to the Lawson fam.

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  1. Ashley says:

    I adore Chi McBride – he’ll be a great addition to “Hawaii 5-0”!

  2. Zach says:

    What the hell is an “event series”?

    • dude says:


    • brian legere says:

      i read the book that this will be based on. very good. look forward to the series. There should be more of this type of series. there are so many good books out there that could make great 5 or 10 episode series. better than remaking the same thing over and over.

  3. Chris H says:

    Love Chi McBride but it is the death song for Hawaii Five-0. Every tv show he’s on dies that season.

  4. Chris H says:

    M. Night sucks. He hasn’t made anything good in 10 years. I have no hope for wayward pines.