TVLine Items: Zendaya on black-ish, Becky's Empire Romance and More

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This fall, Zendaya will take a break from her spy training to pay the Johnsons a visit.

The K.C. Undercover actress will guest-star on black-ish Season 2, playing Resheida, a friend of Zoey’s (Yara Shahidi), People.com reports. Resheida doesn’t have a father, causing her to turn to Anthony Anderson’s Dre — and his belief that all fathers should be respected and heralded.

As TVLine exclusively reported last week, fashion icon Tyra Banks will also guest-star on the ABC comedy’s second season.

black-ish returns Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9:30/8:30c.

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

* Mo McRae (Murder in the First, Sons of Anarchy) has joined Empire Season 2, appearing in three episodes as J-Poppa, a handsome and easygoing love interest for Gabourey Sidibe’s Becky, our sister publication Variety reports.

* Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will visit The Tonight Show on Monday, Aug. 31 — his first late-night talk-show appearance since announcing his candidacy, NBC announced Monday.

* David Schaal (the U.K.’s Inbetweeners) will guest-star on You’re the Worst‘s second season as Jimmy’s dad, Ronny, who never passes up an opportunity to make fun of Jimmy, EW.com reports.

* Starz has released a new trailer for its upcoming series Ash vs. Evil Dead. It’s rated G — for Gory and Grisly, that is — and you can view it in full below: