TVLine Items: Cruella's Once Return, Chicago Med's New Recruit and More

Cruella de Vil Once Upon a Time

A certain Queen of Darkness is hoping to take back her Once Upon a Time throne.

Victoria Smurfit, who played Cruella de Vil on the ABC drama’s fourth season, is set to reprise her role as the animal-controlling witch.

Smurfit will not appear in the series’ upcoming 100th episode — which will welcome back such familiar faces as Robbie Kay (as Peter Pan) and Giancarlo Esposito (as the Magic Mirror) — but will pop up in multiple Season 5B episodes.

No word yet on how exactly Cruella will return… considering she died at Emma’s hands in Season 4.

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

* Peter Mark Kendall (The Americans) will recur on Chicago Med, NBC’s upcoming Chicago Fire offshoot. Per Deadline, he will play Joey, a nerdy-yet-cute lab tech (and potential love interest to one of the show’s central characters) who has a sharp, sarcastic sense of humor.

* MTV has renewed its matchmaking reality series Are You the One? for a fourth season.

* Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend — the comedienne’s first HBO stand-up special — will debut Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10/9c.