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‘Smash’ Adds Jesse L. Martin And More Casting News

Smash

“Rent” alum, Jesse L. Martin is joining “Smash”‘s upcoming season.

The “Law and Order” vet has been cast to play Scott Welker in a recurring role. Welker is an artistic director at a theater company and a potential love interest to Julia, who is played by Debra Messing, THR reports.

Jesse L. Martin joins Jennifer HudsonSean HayesJeremy JordanKrysta Rodriguez, and Sheryl Lee Ralph on the second season of NBC’s musical drama.

“Smash” returns midseason on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Everwood” alum, Tom Amandes will guest star on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.” Amande will play Governor Reston on the drama’s upcoming season. [THR]

Trisha Rae Stahl is set to recur on Fox’s drama “Glee.” The actress was seen last night during the fourth season premiere as Marley Rose’s mother. [THR]

Annie Potts has been tapped to play Justin Krik’s mother Virginia on “Animal Practice.” Potts’ character is described as “snobbish, racist, and [totally] self absorbed” lady. [TVLine]

Isla Fisher and Terry Crews have joined “Arrested Development” fourth season.has added two new actors to Season 4. Details about their characters are being kept under lock and key. [Zap2it]

Isaiah Mustafa will guest star in “Nikita.” Mustafa is set to play Cyrus, one of the Dirty Thirty ex-Division agents the titular spy and her team. [TV Guide]

Jeffrey Nordling (24) has joined The CW’s new drama “Arrow” as Helena Bertinelli’s Huntress father. [Examiner]

Grace Gummer-Merly Streep’s daughter has joined ABC’s midseason new series “Zero Hour” in a recurring role as FBI Agent Paige Willis. [EW]

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‘Nikita’ Promotes Devon Sawa to a Series Regular

Devon Sawa

Devon Sawa has been bumped up to a series regular.

TVLine reports, the Canadian actor who has recurred on”Nikita” since  the first season has been promoted. Sawa plays Owen Elliot on the CW’s drama.

Related: Fall Scoop: CW Fall Premiere Dates Announced.

“We are very happy about the return of Owen and looking forward to the excitement he will bring to an already exciting cast,” Nikita creator and showrunner Craig Silverstein told TVLine.
“Nikita” premieres Friday, Oct. 19, at 9/8c.

Fall Scoop: CW Fall Premiere Dates Announced

CW has revealed its fall premiere dates for its returning and new series. All series do not return until October.

“Hart of Dixie” kick things off, with a second season premiere on Tues., Oct. 2nd. The final season of “Gossip Girl” will premiere on Oct. 8 at 9/8c. Meanwhile, new series “Arrow” will premiere on Oct 10, while “Beauty and the Beast” premieres the next day on Oct 11.

Related: Fall Scoop: NBC Reveals Its Premiere Dates.

Rounding up the list is Tyra’s reality series, “America’s Next Top Model: College Edition,” and “Nikita” which are set to premiere Friday, October 19.

The network’s most anticipated “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carrie Diaries,” and “Cult”  debut midseason.

Related: Fall Scoop: Fox Reveals Its Premiere Dates.

Read the schedule below:

Tues., Oct. 2
“Hart of Dixie,” 8/7c p.m.

Wed., Oct. 3
“Supernatural,” 9/8c p.m.

Mon., Oct. 8
“90210,” 8/7c p.m.
“Gossip Girl,” 9/8c p.m.

Wed., Oct. 10
“Arrow,” (Series Premiere) 8/7c p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 11
“The Vampire Diaries,” 8/7c p.m.
“Beauty and the Beast,” (Series Premiere) 9/8c p.m.

Tues., Oct. 16,
“Emily Owens, M.D.,” (Series Premiere) 9/8c p.m.

Fri., Oct. 19
“America’s Next Top Model: College Edition,” 8/7c p.m.
“Nikita,” 9/8c p.m.

Weekly TV News!!

Hi beautiful people! Missed me? Well, a lot happened in our TV world last week, some series were cancelled, some were picked up, while others were picked up for a shorter and last season. First, “Desperate Housewives” series finale airs tonight. Will you watch the final episodes? Vote in the poll below and check out the preview of the last two episodes.

Lifetime order a reality show starring Whitney Houston’s family, “Houston Family Chronicles” according to Huffington. Bobbie Kristina, Cissy, Pat Houston, Pat’s daughter, Rayah, and Gary Houston will be featured in the series. The one-hour reality show is set to premiere sometime in 2012. Will you watch the reality series?

The second season of ‘Suits’ premieres June 14 on USA Network. But first check out the video below for season one recap.

For the full list of renewed and cancelled shows, click here.

The Renewals:

“Long Island Medium” was picked up for a third season by TLC

“Cougar Town” is moving to TBS! Courtney Cox’s series was picked for a season by the cable network. The fourth season will air early 2013 and consist of 15 episodes.

“Happy Endings” was renewed by ABC for a third season.

“Last Man Standing” was also renewed by ABC.

“Law And Order: SVU” was picked up for a fourteenth season.

HBO renewed its freshman comedies “Veep” and “Girls” for a second season for ten episode orders.

“Two and a Half Men” was renewed for a tenth season.

All Shonda Rhimes series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” and “Scandal” were renewed.

Also renewed by ABC are “Castle,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Body of Proof,” “Apartment 23” “DWTS,” “The Bachelor,” “Shark Tank”and “Revenge.”

“Nikita,” & “Hart Of Dixie” renewed by CW. “Gossip Girl” was also picked up a shorter and last season.

“30 Rock” renewed for a final and short season.

And “Touch,” was renewed For Season 2.

Are you surprised or happy by these renewals?

Cancellations:

“CSI:Miami” has been cancelled after ten seasons. “Rob” is also cancelled by CBS.

“I Hate My Teenage Daughter,” “Alcatraz,” “The Finder,” and “Breaking In” were  cancelled by FOX earlier this week.

“GCB,” Pam Am,” Missing,” “The River” all cancelled by ABC.

“Ringer,” and “Secret Circle” are not returning to CW.

“Harry’s Law,” “Awake,” “Best Friends Forever,” “Are You There, Chelsea?” “”Bent,” were cancelled by NBC.

Are you sad or surprised by these cancelled shows?