Wednesday, June 5, 2013

TV News - 'Shameless,' 'Psych,' 'Hot in Cleveland,' 'Switched at Birth,' 'The Borgias,' 'Californication,' 'Occult,' 'Lost Angels' & 'Growing Up Fisher'

        Wednesday, June 5 - Justin Chatwin will not be returning to Showtime's Shameless as a series regular for its upcoming fourth season. Chatwin has been with the drama series since the pilot as Jimmy, Fiona's (Emmy Rossum) love interest whose fate was fairly much in question at the end of the third season finale.

Vinnie Jones (Elementary), Olivia D'Abo (The Wonder Years) and Kali Hawk (New Girl) will guest on the upcoming eighth season of USA's Psych. Jones and d'Abo will play a brutal British criminal and his master infiltrator right-hand lady respectively. Hawk will appear as a crafty P.I. whose newest case makes her cross paths with Shawn and Gus.

William Shatner (Star Trek) and Brian Baumgartner (The Office) will appear on the special live episode of TV Land's Hot in Cleveland kicking off its summer run of episodes. Character details for the two have not been released. However, Shatner did joke that, "At long, long last, I am working with someone who is older than me."

Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13) will guest star on the July 15 episode of ABC Family's Switched at Birth. She will play Aida, a tough, cool and confident medic who served in Afghanistan with the returning Ty (Blair Redford).

The June 16 season finale of Showtime's The Borgias will now function as the show's series finale. Showtime announced today their cancellation of the Jeremy Irons-drama and also scrapped plans for a two-hour wrap-up special - which had been considered a possibility instead of another 10 episode season. "When they looked at what it could cost, it was just too expensive," said series creator Neil Jordan. "I would have loved to bring all the characters to a conclusion. All of the actors were heartbroken we couldn't continue, and so was I."

666 Park Avenue vet Mercedes Masöhn has landed a guest starring role on the upcoming seventh season of Showtime's Californication. She will play Amy Taylor Walsh, a TV star whose plea for Hank's (David Duchovny) ends up putting him in an uncomfortable, compromising position.

Daniel Henney and Brennan Brown have joined the cast of the A&E drama pilot Occult staring Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins. Henney will play Thompson, the Special Agent in Charge, investigating the abduction of the Governor's daughter, who has recruited Dolan (Lucas). Brown will play Monroe, Assistant Director of the FBI field office in New Orleans.

Ernie Hudson has booked a recurring role on the upcoming new TNT drama series Lost Angels. He will play Bunny, a mobster who has control of the clubs and joints along Central Avenue, who also happens to work for Bugsy Siegel.

NBC's midseason comedy The Family Guide starring J.K. Simmons, Eli Baker and Ava Deluca-Verley is being renamed to Growing Up Fisher.