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News Roundup: Doris Roberts Heads to 'The Middle,' Scott Porter Joins 'The Good Wife'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2010 7:00PM
Doris RobertsDoris Roberts and Patricia Heaton are going to do battle once more, but this time it'll be on 'The Middle.'

The two famously sparred often on 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' but this time Roberts will be on Heaton's turf when she guest stars as Brick's new teacher.

According to Ausiello Files, expect Roberts' character to have some strong opinions about Frankie's (Heaton) parenting, just like old times!

In other TV news:

Scott Porter, known to many for his role on 'Friday Night Lights' is joining CBS's 'The Good Wife' for as many as 10 episodes of the show's second season.

Warning, minor spoilers for 'The Good Wife' begin here!

According to Ausiello Files, Porter has been tapped to play Blake, Kalinda's private eye counterpart from the firm that is merging with Lockhart & Gardner. The casting breakdown for the character describes him as cynical with hidden humor and sexual charisma. Look for Blake to first meet Kalinda while in disguise, something she doesn't appreciate. While the two don't always mesh, the casting breakdown says there will be chemistry between the two.

Porter is just one of the many new faces heading to 'The Good Wife.' Michael Ealy of 'Flashforward' fame will play Derrick Bond, the head of the Washington, D.C. firm that is merging with the floundering Lockhart & Gardner. For more on the new character, head over to our initial report here. Tammy Blanchard has also been cast in a recurring role on the hit legal drama. Check out more details about her character here.

• Cartoon Network has revived 'Hole in the Wall,' a competition show discarded by Fox. Described as a "human Tetris" game, the Live Feed is reporting that Cartoon Network will change the show up a bit by having families compete against one another. When the show aired on Fox it featured individuals competing against each other.

• In other show revival news, CBS is reportedly close to bringing back 'Chaos.' According to Deadline Hollywood, the FBI drama, which once a D.O.A. midseason pilot, is showing signs of life once again. Although the cast, led by Freddy Rodriguez, has been released from their contracts, Deadline is reporting that they have been approached and talks are optimistic.

• '7th Heaven' star Beverley Mitchell is joining 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' as the new guidance counselor. According to TVGuide.com, Mitchell replaces 'Blossom' star Mayim Bialik who previously played the school's counselor. Look for Mitchell to appear in episodes beginning January 2011.

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