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Charisma Carpenter Sons of Anarchy

Is someone on Sons of Anarchy in need of staking?

Buffy and Angel alumna Charisma Carpenter will guest-star on the final season of the FX drama, reports.

The actress will play Carol, a conservative administrative director at a medical facility.

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* Lauren Tom (Supernatural), Oliver Kieran-Jones (Glee) and Anne-Marie Johnson (Girlfriends) will appear on Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars — with the potential to recur, per The Hollywood Reporter. Tom will portray as an attorney who gets involved with the Liars, while Jones is set to portray a charming British friend of Melissa Hastings who comes in contact with Spencer. Johnson, meanwhile, has been cast as a chic pageant coordinator who arrives in Rosewood looking for girls to participate in a local competition.

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* Syfy’s new drama series 12 Monkeys, inspired by the 1995 feature film of the same name, will premiere Friday, Jan. 16 at 9/8c.

* Melissa & Joey has tapped Valerie Harper to play Mel’s Aunt Bunny, who visits the newlyweds and sees an unwanted wedding gift in person, reports.

* Nickelodeon has renewed Dora and Friends: Into the City! for a 20-episode second season.