TVLine Items: Ioan Gruffudd Joins UnREAL, HSM4 Update and More

Ioan Gruffudd UnReal

The ladies of Everlasting won’t be the only ones competing for someone’s affection on Season 2 of UnREAL.

Forever alum Ioan Gruffudd will recur on the Lifetime drama’s sophomore run, and his arrival might just tee up a Quinn-centric love triangle.

Per our sister site Variety, Gruffudd will play John Booth, a tech billionaire with his eye on Constance Zimmer’s executive producer (who, in the Season 1 finale, broke things off with Everlasting creator Chet). John is described as an optimistic and curious man who doesn’t back down from a challenge.

UnREAL returns Monday, June 6, at 10/9c.

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

* For the first time ever, Syfy will broadcast live from San Diego Comic-Con with a three-night telecast featuring celebrity interviews, breaking news and behind-the-scenes reports. Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con will air from Thursday, July 21, to Saturday, July 23, at 8/7c each night.

* Think you have what it takes to be an East High Wildcat? Disney Channel will be accepting video auditions for High School Musical 4 via its Disney Applause app. Applicants aged 14 to 17 can submit videos from April 18 through May 2, and instructions on how to do so can be found here.

* Numb3rs alumna Diane Farr will recur on Chance, Hulu’s upcoming drama about a titular forensic neuropsychiatrist (Hugh Laurie) who gets sucked into a world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. Farr will appear in multiple episodes as Christina, Chance’s resentful ex-wife, Deadline reports.

* IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! announced a whole slew of Season 5 guest stars on Wednesday, including Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Nathan Fielder (Nathan For You), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth) and Tony Hale (Veep). The fifth season kicks off with two episodes on Friday, June 3, at 11/10c.