TVLine Items: Franklin & Bash Arraigns Jaime Ray Newman, Ludacris Hosting BBMAs and More

Jaime Ray NewmanJaime Ray Newman is about to find herself back in court, this time on TNT’s Franklin & Bash, TVLine has learned.

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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.

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

* 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.

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.