TVLine Items: 24 Makes Time For Stephen Fry, Nashville Signs Charlotte Ross and More

Stephen Fry 24London-based 24: Live Another Day has made its first local hire, tapping Stephen Fry to recur as Prime Minister Trevor Davies.

Described as a strong and charismatic leader, Davies’ friendship with President Heller (William Devane) comes under tremendous pressure because of personal and political crises.

24: LAD premieres May 5 on Fox.

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* Bates Motel will reopen on Monday, March 3 at 9/8c. Recurring guest stars checking into Season 2 of the A&E hit include Alias‘ Michael Vartan, The Shield‘s Kenny Johnson and Boss‘ Kathleen Robertson.

* FX has handed 10-episode series orders to the half-hour comedies Married (starring Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as a miserable couple) and You’re the Worst (starring Ava Cash and Chris Geere as a self-destructive couple).

* Charlotte Ross (VH1’s Hit the Floor) will guest star in a March episode of Nashville, TVLine has confirmed. The NYPD Blue alum will play a sober alcoholic who formerly worked as a back up singer on Rayna’s tours. She shares a unique spark with Deacon as they are both survivors of a troubled past.

* Revenge‘s Charlotte is getting a new love interest in the form of newcomer Henri Esteve, per TV Guide Magazine. Esteve’s Javier is a hacker from the wrong side of the tracks who finds himself living with Nolan under house arrest.

* Fox has picked up Utopia, a new reality series from Big Brother creator John de Mol. The show chronicles the interaction between strangers as they’re thrust together to form a new society.

* Kyle Bornheimer (The Family Tools) will stop by Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, playing a cop from another precinct who used to date Santiago (Melissa Fumero) in a March episode, TV Guide Magazine reports.

* TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland is planning an animated episode in Season 5 that features homages to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Walking Dead and Frankenstein.

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