TV News: Week of October 17th to October 23rd, 2011

This post will be updated throughout the entire week with the most important news of the week. So keep checking this post for more news.

Check news on American Horror Story, Army Wives, The Glades, Damages, a Lost reunion on Person of Interest, Charlie’s Angels, Memphis Beat, the TNT Dallas reboot, plus more.


  • Mena Suvari has been cast as a young woman who has a connection to the Harmon house in American Horror Story. Source
  • In her first post-All My Children role, Susan Lucci has landed a multi-episode arc on Army Wives opposite fellow Pine Valley alum Kim Delaney. The suds queen will play the wife of a retired general who gives Delany’s Claudia valuable advice on how to deal with a potential rival. Source
  • Lie to Me‘s Kelli Williams is joining the Lifetime drama Army Wives as a potential rival to Kim Delaney’s Claudia Joy. Williams will play the recurring role of Jackie Clarke, the ambitious and well-educated spouse of a general who brings a whole new set of challenges to the wives — specifically Claudia Joy. She’ll debut during the show’s forthcoming sixth season. Source
  • A&E’s The Glades, having grown its audience during its sophomore run, has been renewed for Season 3. Source
  • Lost reunion. Lost alum Alan Dale will guest star on the Michael Emerson-helmed Person of Interest as a former member of the German Stasi secret police. He will appear in episode 8. Source
  • TNT has canceled cop drama Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee. Source
  • ABC has shut down production on its reboot of Charlie’s Angels effective immediately, in the wake of a full month of meager ratings. The detective drama become this fall’s fifth casualty after NBC’s The Playboy Club and Free Agents, CBS” How to Be a Gentleman (which ceased production after being shuttled to Saturdays), and The CW’s H8R. Source
  • Ryan Phillippe has landed a major role on the upcoming season of Damages‘ fifth and final season, the Glenn Close courtroom drama, now airing on DirecTV. He will play a Julian Assange-type character who turns to Ellen (Rose Byrne) for help. Source
  • Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer, but doctors have told him it’s a highly treatable form that might not impact his return as TV baddie J.R. Ewing on TNT’s upcoming Dallas reboot. Hagman, who turned 80 last month, is still set to report to work on October 17, when production begins on the revived primetime soap. Hagman is confirmed to appear in at least the first four episodes, and it’s likely he’ll appear in more beyond that. Source

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