Monday, June 22, 2009

TV News: San Diego Comic-Con TV Panel Info, Oscar Winner Joins NCIS: LA

- Information about the television panels scheduled for next month's San Diego Comic-Con are starting to trickle out. The list so far includes Caprica, ChuckDexter, Dr. WhoHeroes, Lost, Mythbusters, True Blood and V, for starters. Pop Wenches will be attending the four-day convention, so expect lots of live blogging here from July 23-26! [E! Online]

- Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt (The Year of Living Dangerously, Dune) has joined the cast of the spin-off drama NCIS: Los Angeles which stars LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell. Hunt will be tech who provides LL and O'Donnell with all sorts of nifty gadgets before they head out into the field. [Associated Press via Yahoo! News]

- After passing on a One Tree Hill role, Brian Austin Green has kept in the CW family, joining Smallville as the villian Metallo. Green goes from fighting cyborgs to being one in at least the first two eps of Smallville's upcoming season. [TV Guide]

- The 24 casting news keeps coming with the announcement that Clayne Crawford (Swimfan, Jericho) has been added to the show. Crawford "will play a bad boy from Dana Walsh's (Katee Sackhoff) past." Sackhoff's (Battlestar Galactica) addition to the 24 cast was confirmed earlier this month. [Hollywood Reporter]

- Bradley Whitford (West Wing) and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle, Raising the Bar) are divorcing after almost 17 years of marriage and three children. [Associated Press via MSN]

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