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TV Casting: EXCLUSIVE -- Tess Harper Returning to 'Breaking Bad'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 19th 2010 12:45PM
Tess HarperEXCLUSIVE: Veteran film and television actress Tess Harper ('Tender Mercies'; 'No Country for Old Men') will reprise her role as Jesse's (Aaron Paul) mom on AMC's Emmy-winning series 'Breaking Bad.' Star Bryan Cranston broke the news in his exclusive interview with AOL TV, saying, "She and Michael Bofshever, who plays [Jesse's] dad, are both back again and we're glad to have them, because they do a really solid job." According to Cranston, Harper's appearance will be a minor one, because the "storyline didn't put it in that way to explore more of Jesse's background, but that's neither here nor there." 'Breaking Bad' season 3 premieres Sun., Mar. 21 at 10PM. [AOL TV]

More casting news after the jump.Tess HarperEXCLUSIVE: Veteran film and television actress Tess Harper ('Tender Mercies'; 'No Country for Old Men') will reprise her role as Jesse's (Aaron Paul) mom on AMC's Emmy-winning series 'Breaking Bad.' Star Bryan Cranston broke the news in his exclusive interview with AOL TV, saying, "She and Michael Bofshever, who plays [Jesse's] dad, are both back again and we're glad to have them, because they do a really solid job." According to Cranston, Harper's appearance will be a minor one, because the "storyline didn't put it in that way to explore more of Jesse's background, but that's neither here nor there." 'Breaking Bad' season 3 premieres Sun., Mar. 21 at 10PM. [AOL TV]

Christine AmanpourIt's been a good week for Christiane Amanpour. The CNN anchor has officially been named the new anchor of ABC's 'This Week,' filling a spot that was vacated by George Stephanopoulos in December when he left to anchor 'Good Morning America.' Amanpour, who has also been named a foreign affairs analyst for ABC News, will make her 'This Week' debut in August. [Hollywood Reporter]

Skeet Ulrich'Jericho' fans rejoice: Actor Skeet Ulrich is once again returning to CBS -- this time, in an untitled medical drama from producer John Wells ('ER'; 'Southland'). In the series, Ulrich will play a member of a mobile medical team that travels the country saving lives. No word yet on a premiere date. [Hollywood Reporter]

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