TVLine Items: New S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Cast, Jersey Shore Vet Lands MTV Talk Show and More!
Two new S.H.I.E.L.D. team members have joined the cast of Joss Whedon’s buzzy ABC pilot.
British beauty Elizabeth Henstridge (Hollyoaks) and Scotsman Iain De Caestecker (Young James Herriot) are the latest to enlist in Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., The Hollywood Reporter reports. The actors fill the roles of science expert Gemma Simmons and tech whiz Leo Fitz.
Previously cast in the pilot were ER alum Ming Na (as Agent Melinda May) and Clark Gregg (who will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson, from The Avengers and other recent Marvel movies).
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• MTV is staying in business with Jersey Shore vet Vinny Guadagnino. On Tuesday, the cabler announced that it had ordered The Show With Vinny, a hybrid talk show/reality series that will place big-name celebs in the fan fave’s Staten Island home.
• Mena Suvari (American Horror Story) and Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) will co-star in Stalkers, a TV movie/backdoor pilot for Lifetime. The project follows a cop with a troubled past (Drea De Matteo) and an ambitious DA (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) who work together to bring a stalker to justice.
• Ex-New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre will guest-star on an upcoming episode of 90210, EW.com reports, playing a music manager working with Dixon.
• Matthew Lillard has joined FX’s drama pilot The Bridge, per The Hollywood Reporter. The potential series centers on one American and one Mexican detective (Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir, respectively) who work together to find a serial killer operating on both sides of the border. The Scream actor will recur as a heavy-drinking reporter.
• E! has renewed Married to Jonas for a second season.
• Syfy’s Ghost Hunters will premiere Season 9 on Jan. 16, 2013, at 9/8c.
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