TVLine Items: Elton John's Emmy Gig, Carrie Preston to The Following, Coven News & More!

Emmy Awards Elton John LiberaceElton John will pay tribute to legendary artist Liberace at the 65th annual Emmy Awards, airing Sept. 22 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBS.

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The ode marks the singer’s first-ever performance at the annual kudosfest, which will also feature presenters/nominees Michael Douglas and Matt Damon from HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.

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 The Following has nabbed itself a bloody good new devotee in Carrie Preston. Per E! Online, the True Blood fave will guest-star in Season 2 of the Fox drama as possibly-not-so-deceased-killer Joe Carroll’s loyal groupie.

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 Kim Dickens — whose many credits include Lost, Deadwood and Friday Night Lights and who can be seen in the new season of Sons of Anarchy, premiering this Tuesday — has been cast in White Collar‘s fifth season as Peter’s ex-girlfriend from their days at Quantico, ETOnline.com reports.

• Danny Huston (Magic City) has joined American Horror Story: Coven (bowing Oct. 9) as leading lady Jessica Lange’s “sexy (and dangerous) BF,” co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed Sunday via Twitter.

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• Charles Shaughnessy and Patsy Pease are set to return to Days of our Lives beginning Nov. 18, Soap Opera Network reports, reprising their roles as Shane Donovan and Kimberly Brady, respectively.

• CSI: Miami/24 alumna Christina Chang will recur in Nashville Season 2 as Deacon’s lawyer and potential new love interest, per Deadline.

• Ravi Patel (The New Normal) has been tapped to recur on ABC’s new fall comedy Super Fun Night. Per Deadline, the actor joins as an endearingly smarmy lawyer who works with Rebel Wilson’s Kimmie.

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