TVLine Items: Elisha Cuthbert Heads to Netflix, NBC Orders QuizUp and More

Elisha Cuthbert The Ranch

Alex Kerkovich + Michael Kelso = a match made in TV heaven?

Happy Endings alumna Elisha Cuthbert will recur on The Ranch, Netflix’s upcoming comedy starring That ’70s Show vets Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.

The series follows Colt Bennett (Kutcher), a semi-pro football star who returns home to help his brother (Masterson) run their family’s Colorado ranch. Per our sister site Deadline, Cuthbert will play a former cheerleader who is Colt’s old flame.

The Ranch will debut in 2016.

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

* NBC has given a 10-episode order to QuizUp, a game show based on the popular trivia app. The series will pair in-studio contestants with eight different competitors who are watching and playing from home. If the in-studio contestants win the battles, they can rack up as much as $1 million; if the at-home players win their battles, they will win the money allocated to that round.

* NASCAR driver Carl Edwards will guest-star on a November episode of Fox’s The Grinder, playing a police deputy who pulls over Dean (Rob Lowe) and Stewart (Fred Savage), per THR.

* Masters of Sex actress Heléne Yorke has landed a series-regular role on Graves, Epix’s upcoming satire about a former U.S. president (Nick Nolte) who tries to right his administration’s wrongs 25 years after leaving office. According to Deadline, Yorke will play Olivia Graves, the former POTUS’ daughter who moves back home after she discovers her husband was unfaithful.

* Film vet Michael Madsen (Die Another Day, Kill Bill) has joined the Season 2 cast of Powers, PlayStation announced Wednesday. He will play SuperShock, one of the world’s most famous and mysterious superheroes.