TV News Daily: Mark Pellegrino Joins 'Supernatural'
by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 29th 2009 12:00PM
'Lost' alum Mark Pellegrino lands one hell of a role, Missy Peregrym joins a new ABC cop drama, Lea Thompson returns to the small screen and more TV news.Actor Mark Pellegrino has booked a recurring role on 'Supernatural.' Best known for his killer roles on 'Dexter' and 'Lost,' Pellegrino will play the Devil (Lucifer) who has arrived from hell when the show's fifth season premieres Sept. 10 on the CW. It's literally the role from hell. [Ausiello Files]
'Reaper''s Missy Peregrym has been tapped to star on the new ABC cop drama 'Copper.' Peregrym will play Andy McNally, a newbie cop whose first day on the job doesn't quite work out the way she'd hoped. Hmm ... her character on 'Reaper' was also named Andy. Is that in her contract? [Hollywood Reporter]
Lea Thompson is moving in to 'A Town Called Malice,' a new made-for-TV movie from her hubby, director Howard Deutch ('The Whole Ten Yards'). Thompson will star in the dramedy about an ex-rock 'n roller who moves back home "after her husband self-destructs during a comeback concert." 'Malice' may also become a regular TV series. [Hollywood Reporter]
Jana Kramer is heading for 'One Tree Hill.' The ex-'90210' star will appear in a multi-episode role as Alexis, Brooke's (Sophia Bush) clothing line model who "loves parties and is used to getting her way." Guess we won't be seeing any model behavior from her. [Hollywood Reporter]
Craig Brewer will direct the pilot for 'Terriers,' a new half-hour comedy series airing on FX. Brewer's past efforts include an episode of 'The Shield' and the feature film 'Hustle & Flow,' which earned Terrence Howard an Oscar nomination. 'Terriers' is scheduled to begin shooting in August. [Variety]
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TV commercial star Billy Mays has died. The popular OxiClean pitchman was reportedly found unconscious in his Florida home on Sunday. He was 50. Get more on Billy Mays' death at PopEater.