TVLine Items: This Is Us Casts Mom, Scream Queens' Oz Tie-In and More

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This Is Us‘ family tree is expanding.

The NBC drama has tapped Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds) to play the mother of Mandy Moore’s character Rebecca, EW.com reports.

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Perkins will be seen in flashbacks, featuring an adult Rebecca.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Brooke Shields (Lipstick Jungle) will guest-star in Scream Queens‘ Dec. 13 episode as Dr. Scarlett Lovin, a television doc in the vein of Dr. Oz who is also the Chanels’ idol, EW.com reports.

* Netflix will debut the six-episode drama Frontier, starring Jason Momoa, on Jan. 20. The series — which has already been renewed for Season 2 — centers around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in 1700s Canada.

* Schitt’s Creek Season 3 will premiere Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 8/7c on Pop.

* The NBC game show The Wall, executive-produced by LeBron James, will preview Dec. 19 at 10/9c following America’s Got Talent: Holiday Spectacular, and also Jan. 2 at 10/9c after the premiere of The New Celebrity Apprentice. The program makes its regular timeslot debut on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 8/7c.

* BBC America has greenlit the eight-episode dramatic thriller Killing Eve, about a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Watch a new trailer for The Man in the High Castle‘s second season, premiering Dec. 16 on Amazon Prime:

* WGN America has unveiled a trailer for Season 2 of Outsiders, premiering Jan. 24:

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