Newman, whose endless television credits include an arc as lawyer Vanessa on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, will play Anita Haskin’s law-school nemesis Cheryl Koch.
The frenemies will reunite in an upcoming Season 4 episode — and, oh yes, the claws will come out.
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* The third season of TNT drama Major Crimes has been expanded to 19 episodes, TVLine has confirmed.
* Logo TV will begin airing the classic sitcom Designing Women this weekend, counting down the top 20 episodes — as voted by fans on the network’s Facebook page — Saturday at 2/1c.
* Rapper/actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, airing May 18 at 8/7c on ABC.
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* Homeland‘s Marin Ireland will join the fourth season of HBO’s Girls in a recurring role, our sister site Deadline reports. Ireland will play Logan, a sexy classmate of Hanna’s at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.