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'X Files' Star Joins 'Dallas,' Zooey Deschanel Books World Series Gig and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 20th 2011 7:30PM
Mitch Pileggi Dallas'X Files' veteran Mitch Pileggi has booked a guest role on TNT's 'Dallas' reboot.

According to EW, Pileggi, known for playing Director Skinner on 'X Files,' will play Harris Ryland, the owner of Ryland Trucking and Shipping. He's also the ex-husband of Brenda Strong's character, Ann.

Strong told AOL TV a little bit about her 'Dallas' character.

"She's smart. She's grounded. She's like the new Miss Ellie," she said. "She sees a lot but doesn't say anything until she absolutely needs to and then when she does, she has words of wisdom and people listen. She's a tough cookie."

Pileggi recently popped up on 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Leverage.'

In other TV news ...

Axed 'Talk' host Marissa Jaret Winokur has joined the cast of 'Retired at 35.' Winokur will play Amy, the daughter of Jessica Walter and George Segal's characters. She's described as "sharp-tongued" with a messy personal life. [Deadline]

'Good Wife' and 'Sons of Anarchy' veteran Titus Welliver will guest star on 'CSI.' Welliver will play John, a new foe for the gang. Annabeth Gish will play his wife. [TVLine]

'Twin Peaks' actress Madchen Amick will guest star on 'Ringer.' Amick will play Greer Sheridan, a socialite former friend to Sarah Michelle Gellar's character, Siobhan. Amick will recur starting in episode 11. [TVLine]

Missing 'New Girl'? You can get a dose of Zooey Deschanel when she sings the National Anthem at Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday. [AP]

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At least this time when you said "X-Files star" it was more accurate than your article/post the other day claiming Annabell Gish as an "X-Files star." Please.

October 21 2011 at 1:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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