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James Marsters Witches of East End

A vampire is set to spook those Witches of East End.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum James Marsters will guest-star on the Lifetime series, and TVLine has the scoop on his mysterious character.

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Marsters will play Tarkoff, an old family friend of Joanna’s (Julia Ormond) who comes back into her life.

Witches writer/producer Richard Hatem announced the news on Twitter:

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

* NBC will debut the alternative series Running Wild With Bear Grylls on Monday, July 28 a 8/7c. Among the celebrities who will venture with the survivalist into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. are Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum and Tom Arnold.

* ABC has renewed Extreme Weight Loss for Season 5, in addition to ordering three special editions to air next summer.

* Seth Green (Robot Chicken) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black) as the voice of Leonardo on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, EW.com reports.

* And a quick dispatch from Ratingsland: Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (see recap) this Wednesday drew 5.3 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, surging 26 and 31 percent and topping the night in the demo. ABC’s Motive (4.7 mil/1.0) rose 16 and 25 percent, netting its second-best numbers of the season.