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8 Things That Made TV Goodness Happy This Week 

  • Actor Christopher Meloni is joining True Blood as a series regular in Season 5. This makes us happy for many reasons: 1) He’s back on TV. 2) He’s back on HBO. 3) He’s going to play, according to Michael Ausiello of, a powerful vampire which will (magnificently) put him in Bill and Eric’s orbit. This is such cool news. Unfortunately, Meloni’s no longer on Law & Order: SVU, but we’re totally digging the fact he’s returning to HBO, where he once starred in the prison drama, Oz. May this role be as freakin’ fantastic as Chris Keller was. And as scary too.
William DeVane
  • Meanwhile, there’s a bit of other casting news we’re ecstatic over.’s Tanner Stransky reported that William DeVane is joining the cast of ABC’s Revenge as Conrad Grayson’s dad, Edward. This is huge in the primetime soap world. This means that the man who awesomely played the villainous Gregory Sumner on the late great CBS soap Knots Landing will be Henry Czerny’s father. Two great actors. Can’t wait for this to materialize on our Wednesday nights in 2012.
  • SPOILER ALERT: Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale (Aria) tweeted some big news this week. We will find out who “A” is in the show’s Season 2 finale that is set to air in March. Just knowing that bit of news is helpful. We’re so happy the show is going there this soon. New PLL episodes start up again Monday, January 2 at 8/7c on ABC Family.
  • Patrick J. Adams, Mike from USA Network’s Suits, was nominated for a SAG Award. He’s up for Best Actor in a Drama Series and is included alongside such heavyweight names as Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi, Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler, Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall. Love this news particularly since this could help put a great show even more on the mainstream map. Suits is an excellent series that returns next summer (why so long USA?). If you haven’t started watching this show yet, we highly recommend you catch up.
  • Patrick’s fellow USA Network actor, Callie Thorne, got some good news of her own. She’s not only the star of Necessary Roughness, she’s also a Golden Globe nominee. Thorne’s up for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series. Her competition includes: Homeland‘s Claire Danes, The Killing‘s Mireille Enos, Julianne Margulies from The Good Wife and Madeleine Stowe from Revenge. Congrats to Callie! The nominations for both Callie and Patrick J. Adams were a bit of a surprise to everyone in Hollywood, but you know what? We’ll allow it. Like Suits, Necessary Roughness is a great show. Consider us on board for Season 2.
Alan Cumming. Photo Credit: CBS
  • Alan Cumming‘s Eli Gold is finally getting some love on The Good Wife. Personally, we’d like to see him coupled up with America Ferrera‘s Natalie Flores, but we’re just glad he’s going to be spending more time outside the office soon. Who is this lucky lady? According to Ask Ausiello, we’ve already met her this season. IWe’re racking our brains trying to think if he’s had sparks with anyone (except his ex). Who do you think it’ll be?
Mark Moses. Photo Credit: ABC
  • According to THR, Mark Moses has been cast in The Killing. He’ll play a new detective who joins the Seattle PD to help solve Rosie Larsen’s murder. You may know Mark Moses from Desperate Housewives or Mad Men. What we love about this versatile actor is his ability to play almost anything. So while some may speculate that he’s somehow involved in Rosie’s death (because, at this point, it’s still possible), we’re looking forward to seeing how he interacts with Linden and Holder. He could really shake things up and we think that’s what this case needs. The Killing returns this spring on AMC.
Desmond Harrington. Photo Credit: The CW
  • We love Desmond Harrington and can’t get enough of him on the small screen so imagine our delighted surprise when Meg Masters of TV Line revealed that he’d be in the season 3 premiere of Justified. We know and love him from Gossip Girl and Dexter and we’re so happy to see him on one of our favorite shows. The fact that he’s associated with Jere Burns’ Wynn Duffy signals some very bad things to come. Justified returns Tuesday, January 17th at 10/9 c. If you’d like to catch up on season two, FX is repeating those episodes now.

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