Monday, August 26, 2013

TV News - 'Wonder Woman' to Appear on 'Two and a Half Men'; Joshua Jackson Joins Showtime Drama Pilot; Plus 5 More Updates!

Bunheads creates one final performance video.

The Mentalist eyes a potential new series regular.

Psych adds Bunheads and Total Divas stars for season finale.

Plus additional updates for ABC's Mind Games and Showtime's Penny Dreadful.

Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, The Game) will appear in three episodes of CBS' The Mentalist - with the potential to become a new series regular. He will play FBI Supervisory Agent Dennis Abbott, a tough, no-nonsense cop who doesn't suffer fools and isn't overly impressed by Patrick Jane's (Simon Baker) skills or charm. He will appear in episodes 7, 8 and 9 of the sixth season.

Jaime Ray Newman (Drop Dead Diva, Red Widow) is joining the cast of ABC's midseason drama series Mind Games as a new series regular. She will play Anna Gordon, a seasoned con woman who is trying to turn over a new leaf and is hoping that her skill set will be perfect for Ross (Christian Slater) and Clark's (Steve Zahn) company.

Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter is set to play "a version of herself" on an upcoming episode of CBS' Two and a Half Men. On the comedy series, Alan (Jon Cryer) turns out to be a huge fan of the actress and hijinks ensue when he finally gets to meet her in person.

Bunheads star Sutton Foster - as well as Total Divas regulars Brie and Nikki Bella - will guest star on the eighth season finale of USA's Psych. In the hour - titled "A Nightmare on State Street" - Gus (Dulé Hill) goes to dream therapy to learn more about his night terrors - but the treatments have consequences. Foster will appear as a middle school teacher having a fling with the school's gym teacher. The Bella Twins will play sisters who equal parts terrify and tantalize Gus. Also set to appear in the episode are Bruce Campbell, Dean Cameron, Phylicia Rashad, Kurt Fuller and Curt Smith.

Fringe vet Joshua Jackson has joined the cast of the Showtime drama pilot The Affair starring Dominic West, Maura Tierney and Ruth Wilson. He will play Cole, a hard-edged cowboy who manages a ranch on the eastern tip of Long Island that has has been in his family for generations. He is married to Allison (Wilson) - who is trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Their emotionally-charged marriage gets even more tumultuous when Allison begins an affair with Noah (West).

Broadway vet Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) has landed a main role on Showtime's upcoming drama series Penny Dreadful. He will play Dorian Gray, an attractive, decadent, confident, mesmerizing yet somewhat isolated young hero.