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Casting News: Valerie Harper Heading to 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Hawaii Five-0' Adding Series Regular and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 1st 2010 4:20PM
Valerie Harper'Desperate Housewives' is introducing Susan's (Teri Hatcher) boozy Aunt Claire, played by none other than Valerie Harper.

According to TV Guide, the 'Rhoda' star will appear in early 2011 when Lesley Ann Warren returns as Sophie, Susan's mom. Bob Newhart, who plays Sophie's husband, will not appear this time around.

In other casting news ...

Reiko Aylesworth has been tapped to play Daniel Dae Kim's love interest on 'Hawaii Five-0.' The role of Chin Ho's ex-fiancee could become recurring. Fans will recognize Aylesworth from 'The Good Wife,' '24' and of course 'Lost.' [Movieline]

• Newcomer Kody Batchelor has landed a possible recurring role on 'Glee.' Batchelor will play a new McKinley High football player and appear in the Super Bowl episode. [Movieline]

'Hawaii Five-0' is on the hunt for a new series regular. The show is casting a former CIA buddy of McGarrett. Think late 20s, early 30s Asia expert. [TV Guide]

Michael Urie has joined the cast of TBS's 'Brain Trust' pilot. Urie will play opposite D.B. Sweeney in the hour-long comedy about a police officer who gets outside help from three geniuses. TNT has also added Wynn Everett, William Ragsdale and Suzy Nakamura to 'Bird Dog.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Jonny Coyne and Jason Butler Harner have joined the pilot for 'Alcatraz.' Coyne will play the warden and Harner will play the associate warden. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Valerie Harper left the show in the first season
after only 9 episodes. She was the main star, hence the name Valerie. It took a while after she suddenly left the show, to get the show back on track.

December 01 2010 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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