TVLine Items: Lauren Ambrose Boards USA's Dig, Jessie Renewed, Sex Adds Two and More

Lauren Ambrose DigLauren Ambrose is digging her new TV gig.

The Six Feet Under alumna has joined USA Network’s six-episode event series Dig, from Heroes’ Tim Kring and Homeland’s Gideon Raff, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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Dig centers on Jerusalem-based FBI detective Peter Connelly (played by Awake‘s Jason Isaacs), who’s embroiled in a race to find a religious artifact that could change the course of history. During the search, he becomes the suspect in a sensational murder.

Ambrose co-stars as a dedicated follower of evangelist Ted Billingham (Suits‘ David Costabile).

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

* Disney Channel has renewed Jessie for Season 4, to premiere in January, Variety reports.

* Masters of Sex has tapped Courtney B. Vance (FlashForward, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Rene Auberjonois (Warehouse 13) for Season 2. Vance will recur as Dr. Hendricks, the head of an African-American hospital in St. Louis whose goal is to racially integrate his workplace. Auberjonois, meanwhile, guest-stars as Dr. Papanikolaou, a former professor of Dr. DePaul (played by Julianne Nicholson). She and Johnson hope the doc will endorse their screening program that uses the test named after him: the Pap smear.

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*  Kristen Bell will return to host the CMT Music Awards, airing live on June 4 at 8/7c.

* 30 Rock alum Scott Adsit has joined Season 3 of Adult Swim’s live-action comedy The Heart, She Holler as “Sheriff.”

* Teen Choice 2014 will air live on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 8 pm from  UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.