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TVRage Bulletin: ‘OITNB’ Star Heads to ‘Nashville,’ ‘Gracepoint’ Adds ‘Cult’ Alum & More!

 

TVRage Bulletin: ‘OITNB’ Star Heads to ‘Nashville,’ ‘Broadchurch’ Adds ‘Cult’ Alum & More!

 

In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:

-An ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actor is heading to ABC’s ‘Nashville.’ TVLine exclusively reports that Michael Chernus, known for his role on the Netflix series as Cal Chapman, will guest star on the country drama as Howie V. His character is described as “a very successful (also manic and avant garde) Los Angeles-based music producer who wants to turn Juliette into the next Beyonce.”

-TVLine also exclusively confirms that ‘Cult’ actress Jessica Lucas is joining FOX’s ‘Broadchurch’ remake, ‘Gracepoint.’ She’ll portray reporter Renee Clemons, who now works for the San Francisco Chronicle. As someone who’s been hoping to move up in the news world, and who’s previously followed Detective Carver (David Tennant) during the Rosemont murders, Renee is now hoping to make a name for herself with the death of the young Danny Lasseter.

-Yesterday, Pivot network chief Evan Shapiro told TheWrap that Meghan McCain’s show ‘Raising McCain’ and the documentary series ‘Jersey Strong’ are both ending. McCain will join Pivot’s other nightly news and discussion show ‘Take Part.’ As Shapiro said, “The major motivation here wasn’t we don’t want to bring back ‘Raising McCain.’ It was, how do we get Meghan to react to things in real time, as they’re happening, in 2014?”

-FOX’s ‘Hieroglyph’ is adding Condola Rashad to its 13-episode series, Deadline reports. The drama revolves around a thief serving the Pharaoh (Reece Ritchie) in ancient Egypt. Rashad joins the series as Nefertari, the Pharaoh’s half-sister “with a rare beauty that intimidates even the strongest of suitors… and she knows it.”


Details
Person:
- Meghan McCain
- Jessica Lucas
- Michael Chernus
- Condola Rashad
Show:
- Gracepoint
- Hieroglyph
- Broadchurch
- Orange is the New Black
- Nashville (2012)
Network:
- FOX
- ABC
- pivot

Written by: Allyson Koerner
Jan 11th, 2014, 11:22 pm

Images courtesy of Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America

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