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'The Walking Dead' Adds Actors, CNN's Nick Charles Passes Away and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 27th 2011 12:00PM
Lauren Cohan'The Walking Dead' has added more living to its cast in the form of 'The Vampire Diaries' veteran Lauren Cohan and 'Junebug' actor Scott Wilson.

According to TV Guide, Cohan will play Maggie, daughter to Wilson's Herschel, an owner of a farm that Rick, Lori and the gang stumble upon.

"[Herschel] is the patriarch of the family," Gale Anne Hurd, 'The Walking Dead' executive producer, told TV Guide. "He's a veterinarian with a great sense of humanity and a very unique take on the Walkers."

Meanwhile, like in the comic books, Cohan's Maggie will be a love interest for Steve Yuen's Glenn.

In other TV News ...

CNN's Nick Charles has died. The veteran sportscaster who has been battling bladder cancer was 64. [CNN]

Ed Asner has landed a new role. The 'Mary Tyler Moore' actor will guest star in the Canadian comedy 'Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays' as a psychiatrist. [Hollywood Reporter]

'Suits' is stocking up with guest stars including veterans from 'Hellcats' and 'Lincoln Heights.' Sharon Leal will play a consultant and and Russell Hornsby a man from Jessica's (Gina Torres) past. [THR]

FX's new Elijah Wood-starring 'Wilfred' was the network's most-watched comedy premiere. The premiere and encore telecast were watched by 3.8 million viewers. [FX]

Another familiar face is returning to 'One Life to Live.' Erin Torpey, who spent 13 years on the soap, will return in a new role before the series ends in January. [TV Guide]

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