Department of Homeland Security, meet your newest recruit: Peri Gilpin.
The Frasier vet has landed a recurring role on Scorpion‘s second season as Deputy Director of Homeland Security Katherine Cooper, according to TVInsider. Gilpin’s character will first appear in Episode 4 and will take the reins from Alana De La Garza’s Deputy Director Adriana Molina. (De La Garza, as previously reported, has been cast in the forthcoming Criminal Minds spinoff, Beyond Borders.)
Since ending her run as Frasier‘s Roz Doyle, Gilpin has appeared on CSI, Men at Work and this summer’s freshman comedy Mr. Robinson.
Scorpion returns Monday, Sept. 21, at 9/8c.
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* American Horror Story alumna Mare Winningham — who previously appeared in Freak Show and Coven — will return for this fall’s Hotel, playing the building’s laundress who works closely with Evan Peters’ Mr. March, EW.com reports.
* Hulu has given a pilot order to Future Man, a half-hour comedy executive-produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End). Per our sister site Deadline, the project centers on a janitor by day/professional gamer by night who, upon meeting mysterious visitors from the future, learns he must prevent the extinction of the human race.
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* The Bachelor host Chris Harrison will, for the seventh time, emcee the Miss America Competition, airing Sunday, Sept. 13, at 9/8c on ABC.
* Christine Evangelista (Chicago Fire, Lucky 7) has nabbed the female lead in E!’s drama pilot The Arrangement. According to Deadline, Evangelista will star as Megan Morrison, a young actress who, after auditioning for a summer blockbuster opposite buzzy actor Kyle West (Dallas‘ Josh Henderson), is presented with a contract that details an entire romantic relationship with Kyle.