TVLine Items: Mistresses Adds Penelope Ann Miller, Rob Thomas Finds His Voice and More!
Penelope Ann Miller (Men of a Certain Age) has nabbed a recurring role on ABC’s upcoming sudser Mistresses.
As reported by EW.com, she joins the racy drama — which is based on the British series by the same name — as a woman who has no idea Yunjin Kim’s character was romantically involved with her late husband.
Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes (Work It) and newcomer Jes Macallan also co-star on Mistresses, which is slated to bow in summer 2013.
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• Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas will act as adviser to Cee-Lo Green’s team in the upcoming third season of The Voice. He joins previously announced “helpers” Michael Bublé (Team Blake Shelton) and Mary J. Blige (Team Adam Levine). Team Christina Aguilera is thus far adviser-less.
• John Stewart and Stephen Colbert have extended their respective contracts with Comedy Central. The deal will keep the former at the helm of The Daily Show through mid-2015, while Colbert’s new agreement is good through the end of 2014.
• Syfy has set air dates for two new TV-movies in its “Most Dangerous Night” franchise. Boogeyman, starring Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) and Emma Samms (General Hospital), will bow Aug. 11, while Haunted High, with Charisma Carpenter (The Lying Game), Danny Trejo (Machete) and M.C. Gainey (Lost), will premiere Aug. 25. (You can read more about Haunted High here.)
• Oxygen has picked up a 10-episode docu-series starring Extra co-host/Dancing With the Stars alumna Maria Menounos, Deadline reports.
• Californication‘s Jason Beghe has joined the cast of NBC’s fall firefighter drama Chicago Fire. Per The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play a dangerous detective hellbent on protecting his delinquent son.
• Lifetime has given the green light to Cinnamon Girl, a drama pilot created by big-screen star Renee Zellweger and Warrior‘s Anthony Tambakis. The coming-of-age tale centers on four girls living in Los Angeles during the cultural revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s.