Friday, January 18, 2013

TV News (1/18/13) - 'Parks & Rec,' 'Dracula,' 'Homeland,' 'Ben & Kate,' 'Revolution,' 'Secret Life of American Teenager,' 'CSI: NY' & 'Happy Endings'

        Annabeth Gish (The X-Files, Pretty Little Liars) to guest on an upcoming episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation as Ben's (Adam Scott) older sister. She will appear when Ben and Leslie (Amy Poehler) decide to visit his Minnesotan hometown.

Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) has landed the female lead opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyer on NBC's Dracula - which has already received a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Fall 2013.

The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler to appear on an upcoming episode of CBS' Hawaii Five-0.

Diego Klattenhoff will no longer appear as a series regular for the upcoming third season of Showtime's Homeland. He plays Mike, Jessica's (Morena Baccarin) lover and frequent driver of Chris to karate practice. Option is still open for him to continue to appear on a recurring basis.

Leslie Hope (24, The River) has been tapped for a major recurring role on NBC's Revolution. She will play President Foster, the leader of the Georgia Federation.

The final season of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager to premiere on Monday, March 18.

Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters, 666 Park Avenue) to appear on the February 26 episode of FOX's Ben and Kate. He will play an attractive college professor who teaches a class that Kate (Dakota Johnson) and BJ (Lucy Punch) decide to take.

Singer Josh Groban to appear as himself on the upcoming Valentine's Day-themed hour of CBS' CSI: NY. He will be featured in a restaurant scene and will sing a song from his upcoming album.

ABC has decided to air two original episodes of Happy Endings on Tuesday, January 29 starting at 9/8c. (Thusly, preempting Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 for the night).