TVLine Items: Covert Affairs Makes Time For 24 Vet, Hemlock Grove Premiere Date and More

Covert Affairs Nazneen Contractor24 alumna Nazneen Contractor is returning to the spy world.

The actress, who played Kayla Hassan in Season 8 of the Fox series, will recur on Season 5 of Covert Affairs, airing this summer.

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Contractor joins the USA Network drama as Calder’s new love interest Sydney. But this being Covert Affairs, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the discreet and savvy beauty.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Netflix will debut Season 2 of its supernatural thriller Hemlock Grove on Friday, July 11 at 12:01 am PT.

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* Discovery Channel will broadcast Everest Jump Live on Sunday, May 1 at 9/8c. The two-hour event covers climber Joby Ogwyn’s journey to the summit of Mt. Everest and his plunge from the top.

* USA Network has renewed reality series Chrisley Knows Best for a 12-episode second season.

* ABC Family’s The Fosters was named Outstanding Drama Series at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles. Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series honors went to HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, while Days of Our Lives won Outstanding Daily Drama.