TVLine Items: Smash Vet to Homeland, Sirens and Power Renewed and More

Homeland Raza Jaffrey

Homeland is adding a Smashing new cast member.

Raza Jaffrey — who played Karen’s boyfriend Dev on the NBC musical drama — will heavily recur on Season 4 of the Showtime series, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The actor will play Aasar Khan, a decorated lieutenant-colonel in the Pakistan intelligence service who butts heads with Carrie.

Additionally, Michael O’Keefe (King & Maxwell) will recur as deputy station chief John Redmond, who serves as No. 2 to Corey Stoll’s character.

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

* USA Network has picked up the comedy Sirens for a 13-episode second season.

* Starz has renewed its new drama Power for Season 2 after airing only one episode to date.

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* Orange Is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco, who plays Daya, is getting bumped up to series regular for Season 3, per our sister site Deadline.

* Beauty and the Beast has promoted Nicole Gale Anderson (AKA Catherine’s sister) to series regular, reports Deadline.

* Longtime CSI co-showrunner Carol Mendelsohn is stepping down, leaving Don McGill as the CBS procedural’s sole showrunner, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* DirecTV’s upcoming original series Kingdom (fka Navy St.) will premiere Oct. 8 at 9/8c, reports Deadline.

* The El Rey Network has unveiled a trailer for its new series Matador, chronicling the unlikely rise of a professional soccer player who comes to be known as much for his antics off the field as his moves on it.