‘Hart of Dixie’ Gets a Pal, and More Casting News

Zoe Hart gets a “Girlfriend.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Girlfriend” alum Golden Brooks is joining the CW drama in a recurring role of Ruby Jeffries. Ruby is described as a successful woman with acerbic wit, who has some unresolved issues with Lavon and Lemon.

“Hart of Dixie” premieres Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. on CW.

More casting news…

Clea Duvall has joined “American Horror Story,” TVLine reports. Duvall is set to star in multiple episodes of the upcoming season of AHS.

Clea Duvall joins Mark Consuelos, Adam Levine, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere, Joseph Fiennes, James Cromwell, Chris Zylka while Paulson, Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe.

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Weekly TV News: ‘The Ricki Lake Show,’ ‘Larry King Now,’ and More

Ricki Lake returns to TV this fall in “The Ricki Lake Show.” [EW]

There will be some writing changes on HBO’s renewed ‘Newsroom.’ [EW]

TLC has ordered a yet-to-be named reality series which will follow Pete Rose and his fiancée Kiana Kim. [EW]

Vulture reports, funny man Fred Willard was fired by PBS after a ‘lewd act’ arrest.

TNT orders “The Last Ship” from filmmaker Michael Bay. Get more details about the series here: [HuffPost]

NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ has not premiered yet, but the new comedy series has already been boycotted by One Million Moms. [HuffPost]

Larry King is back . Well, sort of. The TV icon is hosting a 30-minutes talk show called “Larry King Now.” The show airs Mon. thru Thurs. on HULU.

This week’s summer premieres include:

  • “Bachelor Pad” (Season 3 premiere Mon., July 23, 8 p.m. ET on ABC)

Related: ‘Bachelor Pad’ Cast Revealed.

  • “Alphas” (Season 2 premiere Mon., July 23, 10 p.m. ET on Syfy)
  • Jimmy Fallon will host an hour special of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” most-buzzed musical sketches on “Jimmy Fallon’s Primetime Music Special” (Wed., Jul 25 at 10 p.m. ET)
  • “3” (Series premiere Thurs., July 26, 10 p.m. ET on CBS)