A never-before-seen member of the Rizzoli & Isles family will finally make his debut this summer.
Arthur is the only one of Maura’s parents not yet seen on the show; John Doman and Sharon Lawrence have previously appeared as Maura’s biological parents, and Jacqueline Bisset has guest-starred as her adoptive mother, Constance.
Stiers will first appear in the eighth episode of Season 6. Rizzoli & Isles returns Tuesday, June 16, at 9/8c.
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* The Walking Dead has added Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) as Heath, a key comic-book character who will appear in Season 6. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hawkins will recur on the series as Heath becomes an important member of the Alexandria Safe Zone.
* AMC’s Comic Book Men is casting “quirky comic geeks” who are interested in buying or selling comic-related items and retro pop cultural collectibles. Sound like you? Then head here (if you’re at least 18 years old and can travel to Red Bank, N.J.) to apply.
* Treat Williams (Chicago Fire) and Bill Irwin (Law & Order: SVU) have both been cast in Confirmation, HBO’s upcoming TV movie about the controversial hearings surrounding Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court appointment. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Williams will play Senator Ted Kennedy and Irwin will play former Missouri Senator John Danforth.
* Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) will guest-star on Season 2 of FX’s Married, EW.com reports. He will play Judah, an awkward loner renting Lina and Russ’ guest house, in the Aug. 13 installment titled “Murder!”