ABC Family’s Twisted may be in limbo, but star Avan Jogia still rules.
The actor will lead Spike TV’s event series Tut as the titular Egyptian king, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The project — airing in 2015 — counts several other ABC Family names among its credits: Greg Gugliotta (The Fosters) will executive-produce alongside writers Michael Vickerman, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (The Fosters).
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* NBC’s Chicago P.D. is bulking up, adding Brian Geraghty (Boardwalk Empire) as a series regular for Season 2, per The Hollywood Reporter. Geraghty’s cop Sean Roman replaces Atwater as Burgess’ new partner.
* Ricky Gervais’ UK Office boss will be the focus of Life on the Road, a BBC Films follow-up that checks in on David Brent 15 years after he was canned by Wernham Hogg. Now, he’s a traveling salesman hawking cleaning supplies, reports RadioTimes.com.
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* David Spade (Rules of Engagement, Just Shoot Me) will guest-star on Season 2 of The Goldbergs as a shifty guy (no way!) who makes fake IDs, EW.com reports.
* Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) is reuniting with Bones creator Hart Hanson on his midseason Fox drama Backstrom. Per Variety, the actor — who played Brennan’s beau Tim Sullivan on Bones — will appear in at least one episode as Lt. Sam D’Agostino, a neighborhood bully who grew up with Rainn Wilson’s title character.
* E! has renewed the plastic surgery rehab series Botched for a second season.
* Royal Pains has tapped Sonia Braga (Sex and the City, Alias) to play Divya’s ex mother-in-law/grandmother to her baby Sashi, The Wrap reports.