Here’s whats new in the world of guest stars. Some of your favorite shows are getting some pretty popular, and familiar faces.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums are getting back in the action.
Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander, will guest star on the season finale of MTV’s Faking It.
Brendon will be playing artist and alum of Hestor High, who becomes a mentor for Liam.
Photo Credit: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/ UPN
SONS OF ANARCHY
Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia on Buffy and Angel, will guest star on the final season of Sons of Anarchy. She will play Carol, a conservative administrative director at a medical facility. So for those who thought she would go back to her staking ways, you’re out of luck.
Photo Credit: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/ UPN
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
Pretty Little Liars is getting some new faces for season 5. Supernatural’s Lauren Tom, Glee’s Oliver Kieran-Jones and Girlfriends‘ Anne-Marie Johnson will all be guest starring, with potential to recur.
Tom will portray an attorney, probably dealing with getting Spencer’s record cleaned up after her jail stint. Jones will portray Melissa Hasting’s British friend, who becomes acquaintances with Spencer. Johnson joins as a pageant coordinator, looking for girls to participate in competitions. Um, cause they have time for that? It might be right up Ali’s alley.
Lisa Bonet is coming to New Girl.
The Cosby Show alum is joining as an education guru, who shows up when Jess and Coach attend a teachers conference.
Ryan the new science teacher (played by PLL’s Julian Morris) also attends and the guru makes Jess and Ryan pair up during one of her learning sessions. This makes her even hotter for teacher. Honestly though, who could resist Morris’s charm.. no matter what character he’s playing.
One Tree Hill alum, Tyler Hilton who recently made a splash with his recurring role in the Halle Berry hit Extant, is trading in his guitar for the wild, wild west!
The actor will appear in Castle’s seventh episode titled, “Once Upon A Time in the West.” Castle and Beckett are on a murder case, in which the victim may have been poisoned at an Old West-style resort.
Hilton will play Tobias, a “fun-loving resort guest privy to a scandalous secret,” TVLine reports. The news was shared through the actors Instagram page.
Photo Credit: The CW/ One Tree Hill
Luke Mitchell Joins ‘Chicago Med’ for Season 9
Let’s all give a warm welcome to a new doctor coming to Gaffney!
Chicago Med is adding Luke Mitchell to the cast, according to Deadline.
The Originals and Blindspot actor will reportedly appear as a character named Dr. Mitch Ripley, described as an “early thirtysomething male Emergency Department doctor” with a past connection to Dr. Charles, played by Oliver Platt.
Word on the street is Ripley has a “troubled background,” which is why he crossed paths with Charles back in the day… and it seems like it might lead to some friction for the two.
He will recur on the medical drama with the potential of being upgraded to a series-regular come season 10, likely pending the reaction from fans.
The former Big Sky star is set to make his debut in the premiere episode of season 9 airing on January 17.
Of course, his addition is necessary as Chicago Med said goodbye to a handful of major cast members over the course of the previous seasons, including Brain Tee who played Ethan Choi, Nick Gehlfuss who starred as Will Halstead, Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott and Asjha Cooper in the role of Vanessa Taylor.
As of now, the returning cast includes S. Epatha Merkerson (hospital head Sharon Goodwin), Marlyne Barrett (charge nurse Maggie Lockwood), Dominic Rains (Dr. Crockett Marcel), Steven Weber (Dr. Dean Archer) and Jessy Schram (Dr. Hannah Asher).
Season 9 will consist of a 13-episode season, shortened due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
‘La Brea’ Canceled at NBC—Here’s What It Means for Season 3
La Brea has officially been canceled by NBC.
The series is gearing up for a third and final season, which will also see fewer episodes.
The news was announced on November 20, and while it’s not what fans wanted to hear, NBC is at least giving fans closure.
The final six episodes will premiere on January 9, 2024. It will be a lead-in to the season’s final two episodes of the hit fall drama Found.
The first and second seasons consisted of 10 and 14 episodes, respectively. The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes then forced NBC to release the actors from their contracts.
With six episodes to tie up loose ends, let’s hope that the storyline will be wrapped up in a sufficient way that answers any and all questions and leaves fans feeling satisfied.
Zyra Gorecki, who plays Izzy, shared the news on her Instagram, writing, “I’m truly so proud of the work everyone put into #LaBrea Season 3. It was an absolute joy to be a part of. Thank you guys for all of your support these past three years.”
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The cast also includes Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jon Seda, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chiké Okonkwo, Jack Martin, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Lily Santiago, Josh McKenzie, Tonantzin Carmelo and Michelle Vergara Moore.
La Brea was NBC’s latest sci-fi series that transported audiences and some Los Angeles residents to 10K B.C. via a mysterious sinkhole. At the center of it is the Harris family, who are eventually reunited when it’s revealed that the patriarch Gavin (Macken) has deep connections to the prehistoric timeline.
As you await the third season, here’s a little season 2 finale refresher!
Is There Going to be a Season 2 of ‘Goosebumps’?
As Goosebumps wrapped up its first season on Disney+ on Nov. 17, things ended on quite a shocking cliffhanger, leading fans to question if a second season was in the works.
And it seems like season 1 is just the start as there are definitely plans to continue on with the series featuring the same cast, which includes Isa Briones, Ana Yi Puig, Zack Morris, Will Price, and Miles McKenna.
With the first chapter closed, a second chapter will explore the aftermath of Briones’ massive decision (you can read our review right here), but first, Disney+ needs to renew the season officially.
As of writing, Goosebumps has not been renewed for season 2, however, everything was created with the intention of there being additional episodes.
And naturally, since the series takes inspiration from the popular R.L. Stine novels, there’s the question of which books will be adapted next to explore the aftermath of Kanduu’s devious plan.
Disney released the first season ahead of Halloween, dropping the first five episodes all at once on October 13 before adopting a weekly release format, which kept up the intrigue.
Through the course of 10 episodes, fans created a special bond with the give teens trying to save their town of Port Lawrence from a tragedy that connected to their parent’s past and included their new high school teacher, Mr. Nathan Bratt played by Justin Long.
Once Disney renews the series and announces a premiere date (which can happen as the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are over), we’ll update this post accordingly!
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