TVLine Items: Karen Gillan's Dark New Role, a Kathy Griffin Update & More

Karen Gillan HBO Pilot

Karen Gillan has found herself(ie) a new leading role.

TV’s erstwhile Eliza Dooley is among the many new additions to HBO’s Salem Witch Trials pilot The Devil You Know, written by Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, our sister site Deadline reports.

Gillan will play Jane Porter, the youngest daughter of Israel Porter (Strike Back‘s Ewen Bremner), the head of a powerful family involved with the historic trials.

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

* Betty White (Hot in ClevelandThe Golden Girls) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing April 26 at 8/7c on Pop.

* Kathy Griffin further discussed her exit from E!’s Fashion Police during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM talk show Monday. “I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig,” she conceded, adding that Lena Dunham (Girls) helped edit her resignation statement.

* Jack Wagner (General Hospital) tweeted that he’ll appear in a Season 3 episode of Showtime’s Ray Donovan: