First up is Jamie Ray Newman, who has signed on as the oft-talked about but never seen wife of Gary Sinese's Mac Taylor, who died in the September 11 attacks. The actress will appear in flashbacks in the show's season premiere, which will focus on the tenth anniversary of the event, TV Guide reports.
Also joining the show for an episode is former 'Hellcats' cheerleader Aly Michalka. According to Entertainment Weekly, she'll play a rock star questioned by the team when her boyfriend is found dead.
In other TV news ...
Julie Benz had a busy day. Although her role on CBS's new fall show 'A Gifted Man' has dropped from regular to recurring, she'll star in a new TNT movie with John Corbett. [Deadline]
Snooki is getting her own 'E! True Hollywood Story.'We'll let that sink in. [NY Times]
Luke Perry will don his wild west duds once more as renegade judge John Goodnight in two more Hallmark Channel movies. 'Goodnight for Justice' was the network's highest-rated original movie. The sequels will go into production this fall. [THR]
BET has put a hold on Mo'nique's late-night talk show.'The Mo'nique Show' is not canceled, says the network, just on hiatus in the fall. New episodes will air throughout the summer. [Multichannel News]
This year's MTV Video Music Awards will feature performances from Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. All three artists are up for VMAs. [MTV]
'Tales From the Crypt' could be resurrected. A new series based on the comic books, not the HBO show, is being shopped around. [Deadline]