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Ed Weeks Royal Pains

Mindy Project MD Ed Weeks is scrubbing into Royal Pains… minus the scrubs part.

Per EW.com, Weeks will guest-star in a Season 7 episode of the USA Network drama as Cole Chapman Smith, an intense method actor who recruits Hank to help him prepare for his next role.

Royal Pains‘ seventh season bows Tuesday, June 2, with Weeks’ episode set to air mid-June. He currently portrays Dr. Jeremy Reed on the yet-to-be-renewed Mindy.

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

* Dancing With the Stars will return to a two-night format, beginning with a double elimination on Tuesday, May 5, E! Online reports. Performances will air on Monday nights, while results will be revealed on Tuesdays.

* Days of Our Lives vet Matt Cedeño has joined Season 2 of Syfy’s Z Nation as a series regular, per Deadline. He will play Vasquez, a mysterious bounty hunter who joins the zombie-fighting team — with questionable motives.

* Fox has ordered eight episodes of Home Free, a reality series set to debut Wednesday, July 22, EW.com reports. The project will follow nine couples — each of them in need of new digs — who earn a shot at their dream home by living in a series of fixer-uppers that they must renovate.

* Wild ‘N Out, MTV2’s sketch comedy/improv series hosted by Nick Cannon, will return for its seventh season on Wednesday, June 10, at 11/10c. Among the celebrities on the extensive guest roster are Kevin Hart, Jordin Sparks, Shaquille O’Neal, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Zendaya and Pete Wentz.