‘Blue Bloods’ Hires Sebastian Sozzi and More Casting News

Jamie Reagan is getting a new partner.

Sebastian Sozzi (My Generation) will recur as Vinny Cruz, Reagan’s new partner. Cruz is described as a fast-talking, charismatic cop from a tough precinct. Sozzi will debut on “Blue Bloods” Oct. 5.

Meanwhile, Michael Madsen will guest-star as John, a professional criminal who was just released from prison. Madsen is set to guest-star on “Blue Bloods” Friday, Oct. 5.

CBS Fall Premiere Dates Revealed

According to EW, Peter Herman has been cast as Erin’s ex. Jack Boyle appearance will cause a stir for Nicky, Erin and the Reagan family. Herman will appear in the third episode of the upcoming season.

More casting news…

TVLine reports Melissa Benoist (Homeland) and Becca Tobin will recur as freshmen on “Glee”‘s upcoming season. Benoist will play Marley and Tobin will recur as Kitty.

Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist Join ‘Glee

Matt Lauria (Friday Night Lights) will join NBC drama “Parenthood” in a recurring role. The “FNL” alum will play a soldier returning from Afghanistan who finds a friend in fellow war veteran Zeek (Craig T. Nelson). [TVLine]

Ray Romano to Join ‘Parenthood’

Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen real-life mothers will appear in an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Josh Stamberg will guest-star on “Criminal Minds.” Stamberg is set to appear in season 8′s third episode, “Through the Looking Glass.”

Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation) will guest star in the season premiere of “The Mentalist” as a hotel manager.

‘Game of Thrones’: 14 Roles Join the Series

Iwan Rheon (Misfits) will be playing Boy on the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” [Huff Post TV]

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CBS Cancels ‘3’

CBS has pulled the plug on “3.”

“3” which premiered Thurs., after “Big Brother” has been cancelled. The dating series previewed Thurs., but moved to its timeslot on Sun., with a rating of 1.7 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

The show followed three very different single women – April Francis, Rachel Harley and Libby Lopez — who were looking for true love.

CBS will air repeats of “The Good Wife” Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning next week.

‘Braxton Family Values’ Renewed, ‘Tamar & Vince’ Premiere Date Revealed

“Braxtons Family Values” and “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” have been renewed by We tv.

The “Braxtons” will return for a third season in 2013. The reality show which follows the Braxtons sisters- Toni, Towanda, Trina, Traci, and Tamar- and their mom, Evelyn will launch a spin-off reality series called “Tamar and Vince” Thurs., Sept., 20 at 10 p.m. ET. The spin-off will follow the youngest and outspoken sister, Tamar and her husband music producer, Vince Herbert.

‘Braxton Family Values’ Season 3 Sneak Peek [Video]

Also renewed by We tv on Tuesday are “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” and “Mary Mary.” “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” follows mother and daughter Joan as she meddles in her daughter’s life. Meanwhile “Mary Mary” follows gospel singers and sisters Erica and Tina Campbell. The second season of “Mary Mary” is set to debut Thursday, Dec., 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

“We’re thrilled to bring our loyal and engaged viewers new seasons of their favorite shows featuring some of the biggest and best personalities in reality TV,” said Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s senior vice president, original production & development. “Our growing slate of originals is a nod to both our roots as the original home of wedding programming and our evolution into a new TV genre that showcases the dynamic relationships between women and their families.”

Drake, Rihanna Lead the VMA Nominations

Rihanna and Drake lead the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards with five nomination each.

Rihanna picks up nods for “Best Female Video,” “Best Choreography,” “Best Visual Effects,” “Best Pop Video” and “Video of the Year” for “We Found Love” and “Take Care.” While Drake gets nominated for “Video of the Year,” “Best Hip Hop Video,” “Best Male Video,” “Best Art Direction” and “Best Cinematography.”

Katy Perry, meanwhile, received four nods this year, with Beyonce, Coldplay, Frank Ocean, M.I.A., and the Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration, Watch the Throne, each landing three.

Meanwhile, Duck Sauce, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Martin Solveig, Avicii will battle it out in a new category: Best Electronic Dance Music Video.

Alicia Keys, Pink and pop group One Direction are set to perform at the VMA, which airs live Sept., 6 at 8/7c on MTV.

[Update] Kevin Hart will host the VMA for the first time.

Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Green Day and Frank Ocean are also schedule to hit the stage.

The full List of VMA Nominees:

Video of the Year
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”

Best New Artist
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Wanted, “Glad You Came”

Best Hip-Hop Video
Childish Gambino, “Heartbeat”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, “Mercy”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, “Beez in the Trap”

Best Male Video
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Usher, “Climax”

Best Female Video
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Katy Perry, “Part of Me”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”
Nicki Minaj, “Starships”
Selena Gomez & The Scene, “Love You Like a Love Song”

Best Pop Video
One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”
Rihanna, “We Found Love”
Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”

Best Rock Video
Coldplay, “Paradise”
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”
Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”
Jack White, “Sixteen Saltines”
Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”
Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)”
Martin Solveig, “The Night Out”
Avicii, “Le7els”

Best Video With a Message
Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper”
Rise Against, “Ballad of Hollis Brown”
Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side”
Gym Class Heroes, “The Fighter”
K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?”
Lil Wayne, “How to Love”

Best Art Direction
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”
Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”
Of Monsters & Men, “Little Talks”

Best Choreography
Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
Avicii, “Le7els”
Jennifer Lopez f/Pitbull, “Dance Again”

Best Cinematography
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Adele, “Someone Like You”
Drake feat. Rihanna, “Take Care”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die”

Best Direction
M.I.A., “Bad Girls”
Duck Sauce, “Big Bad Wolf”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess of China”
Frank Ocean, “Swim Good”
Watch the Throne, “Otis”

Best Editing
Beyoncé, “Countdown”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Gotye, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Watch the Throne, “Paris”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Visual Effects
Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”
David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Turn Me On”
Linkin Park, “Burn It Down”

To vote visit MTV.com.