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Soaps.com has plenty of Primetime scoops for our readers to look forward to during the week of February 27. In our latest Primetime Dish column you'll find episode teasers, casting scoops, new pilot details, popstars as prisoners, and CW witches and vampire encore warnings.
Arrow: The CW's Green Arrow pilot has cast Katie Cassidy ("Gossip Girl," "Supernatural") in a leading role as Dinah 'Laurel' Lance. She'll play a City Necessary Resources Initiative lawyer who also has a romantic past with Oliver Queen, Green Arrow’s alter ego. David Ramsey ("Dexter") will also appear as part of Oliver's private security.
666 Park Avenue: "Lost" alum Terry O’Quinn has been cast in the new ABC supernatural pilot. Based on the novels by Gabriella Pierce, Terry will play the co-owner of a historic New York apartment complex that becomes consumed by strange and supernatural occurrences.
Beauty And The Beast: CW alum Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville," "Chuck") will play the lead role in the network's one-hour long series of the classic 80s reboot. Stay tuned, as we'll report who will be playing opposite the actress in the leading male role, which is still being tested for.
Breaking In: Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") has be upped to a series regular and will be shaking up the Contra Security team. Look for Megan's character to be Contra Security's new owner - and the group of high-IQ oddballs' new boss. Season two resumes on FOX on March 6 at 9:30 PM.
Castle: Tim Guinee ("The Good Wife") will guest star in the upcoming episode titled "47 Seconds." His character, an activist critical of an anti-Wall Street movement, witnesses a bombing during a protest rally. Tune in Mondays at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Community: Creator Dan Harmon tweeted the premiere date for the NBC series, "What you call 8:00 PM, we call home." Tune in Thursdays beginning on March 15.
Conan: If you're a fan of late night talk shows, this tidbit might be of interest to you… TBS has just extended the contract for Conan O’Brien's show until April 2014. The show airs weeknights at 11:00 PM.
Desperate Housewives: During an upcoming March episode there will be flashbacks featuring Steven Culp (Bree's dead husband, Rex Van De Kamp) and Lupe Ontiveros (Carlos' late mother, Juanita Solis). Culp was last seen in 2010, and Ontiveros in 2005. The finale season airs Sundays at 9:00 PM on ABC.
Gossip Girl: Former "One Life To Live" actor David Gregory will guest star in the March 12 episode. As reported last week, William Baldwin returns on February 27 as William van der Woodsen. Monday Episode Teasers: Blair thinks a potential loophole in her prenup is discovered. Chuck and Georgina's scheme has an unpredictable outcome. Due to a family crisis, William van der Woodsen returns to the Upper East Side.
Hart Of Dixie: Hey, NASCAR fans, guess who's showing up in a cameo role next Tuesday at 8:00 PM on the CW? Although he lost his ride so far for the 2012 Sprint Cup season, Brian Vickers will be turning up in Primetime simply to drop out as a host for the Bluebell Junior League’s annual turtle race. More Tuesday Episode Teasers: Lemon appoints the mayor as her co-host for the race. Veterinarian Dr. Judson Lyons asks Zoe out. An unexpected visitor stirs up all kinds of trouble for Wade.
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Luck: Are you hooked on this new HBO series yet? If so, here are some March 4 Sunday Episode Teasers: While Ace pitches a deal to buy part of the racetrack, Israel is offered a 'second salary'. A race to the finish leads to an official review. A near death experience brings Joey an unlikely dividend.
Raising Hope: The FOX series will return and kick off the network's new Tuesday night lineup on March 6 at 8:00 PM with pop superstar Katy Perry in a guest starring role. She'll appear as Rikki, a prison attendant claiming to be a past friend of Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward). Of the role, Katy stated, "Shannon Woodward is my best friend. A couple weeks ago, I was home, just toasting up a frozen chicken fillet when she called me up and asked if I wanted to do something 'fun' for a change and try out a guest role on her TV show. I thought, sure, I have nothing else to do, and I like chillin’ with my best friend."
Revenge: There's not much to report along the lines of casting news this week, but we do have a few Wednesday Episode Teasers: The Graysons band together, and Emily gets nervous. Plenty of speculation surrounds Amanda's disappearance.
Ringer: Jaime Murray ("The Finder," "NCIS") returns in her guest starring role as Olivia Charles, as does Andrea Roth ("Rescue Me," "Blue Bloods") as Catherine Martin, on the CW at 9.00 PM. Tuesday Episode Teasers: Bridget realizes she's in over her head after Andrew proposes yet again. Suspicion surrounds Malcolm during his time at Martin/Charles. Catherine is forced to take drastic measures.
One Tree Hill: Michael May's guest return as Chuck ends up pushing one man to his limits on the CW at 8:00 PM. More Wednesday Episode Teasers: News of a possible tragedy reaches Haley. Dan finds himself faced with his dark past. There is a breakthrough in Clay's treatment. A duo deals with Xavier.
Once Upon A Time: Emilie de Ravin ("LOST") will return as Belle during the Sunday March 4 episode titled "Dreamy." At 8:00 PM on ABC, look for her to lend an ear to one 'Grumpy' dwarf.
Pretty Little Liars: There are only three more episodes until 'A' is revealed! Take a peek at next Monday's spoiler video for "Father Knows Best," which airs on ABC Family at 8:00 PM.
The Good Wife: "Friends" star Matthew Perry ("Ally McBeal") will appear in the CBS hit series in the recurring role of Chicago attorney Mike. Alicia ends up sabotaging her new frenemy, who arrives to head up a blue ribbon panel that looks into a suspicious police shooting. Tune in Sunday March 25 at 9:00 PM.
The Secret Circle: There will be a repeat of the episode where Jake returned to Chance Harbor to help Cassie go back in time to find out what happened to their parents. New episodes will return beginning on March 15. Tune in Thursdays at 9:00 PM on the CW.
The Vampire Diaries: Another repeat to report… Thursday at 8:00 PM on the CW will bring viewers back to the day Bonnie reunited with her mother and everything that unfolded at the farm. Sorry fans, you'll have to wait until March 15 for new episodes to resume.
True Blood: Vampires come in all ages, and HBO's popular series has just cast a very young one. Jacob Hopkins ("How I Met Your Mother," "Priest") will appear next season in the July 1 episode titled "Authority Always Wins" as Alexander Drew. This young vamp was turned when he was only nine years old and is now a member of the Authority.
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- Amy Mistretta