Tuesday, September 3, 2013

TV News - 'True Blood' to End After 7 Seasons; 'Smash' Alum to Recur on 'Nashville'; Plus 5 More Updates!

A Pretty Little Liar to guest on another ABC Family series.

Beverly Hills 90210 vet to appear on CSI milestone.

Drama pilot The Strain recasts key role.

Plus additional updates for AMC's Line of Sight (pilot) and Syfy's High Moon (pilot).

HBO has announced that the upcoming 10-episode seventh season of veteran drama series True Blood will be the show's last. "True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," said HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo. "Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show."

Will Chase (Smash) has joined the second season of ABC's Nashville in a recurring role. He will play Luke, a hugely successful, outgoing charismatic country music super star who Rayna (Connie Britton) gets intimately close to.

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale will guest star on an upcoming episode of the network's comedy series Baby Daddy. She will start shooting the episode in November and will air in 2014. Character details were not immediately released.

Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210) will appear on the 300th episode of CBS' CSI. He will play a recluse who once was a casino mogul that threw the most lavish parties in Las Vegas until a scandal ruined his reputation. He is a lover of film magic and is looking to re-start his dreams again.

Samantha Mathis (Under the Dome) has been cast on the AMC drama pilot Line of Sight starring David Morrissey. She will play Tony's (Kai Lennox) wife.

FX's drama pilot The Strain is recasting a key role. Natalie Brown (Being Human) will replace Lauren Lee Smith in the role of Kelly Goodweather, Eph's (Corey Stoll) ex-wife who fails to heed his warning about the contagion spreading in Manhattan.

Constance Wu (Covert Affairs, Browsers) has joined the cast of the Syfy drama pilot High Moon. She will play Mikiko, the technically savvy and sole living being in the otherwise fully automated Japanese moon base.