Glenn Morshower, reporting for duty!
The 24 vet will recur on Supergirl this fall as General Sam Lane, father of Lois and Lucy Lane (Witches of East End‘s Jenna Dewan-Tatum).
According to IGN, which first broke the news, General Lane is a “powerful military lifer and an overprotective father” to Lucy and Lois. Upon arriving in National City, he enlists Supergirl in a dangerous government initiative.
Though he is best known for playing 24‘s Aaron Pierce, Morshower has also appeared on Friday Night Lights, Dallas and Bloodline. No word on when the actor will make his Supergirl debut; the series premieres Monday, Oct. 26, at 8:30/7:30c on CBS.
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* America’s Got Talent has been renewed for an 11th season to air next summer, NBC announced Wednesday when it revealed audition dates.
* For the first time, the Cinemax dramas Banshee (returning in January) and Outcast (debuting in 2016) will have panels at New York Comic-Con this October. Taking place at the Javits Center, Banshee‘s panel will be held Thursday, Oct. 8 (7 pm, Room 1A06); Outcast‘s will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 (1:30 pm, Room 1A06).
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