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Channel Surfing: Robert Patrick Targets "Chuck," Love "Pentagon" for "Glee," "Lost" Finds Former "L.A. Law" Star, and More

Welcome to your Wednesday morning television briefing. Given that it's Veteran's Day, there are but a few headlines to get through this morning.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Robert Patrick (The Unit) has been cast in an upcoming episode of NBC's Chuck, where he will play Col. Keller, described as "a mysterious figure from Casey's past." He's slated to appear about halfway through the series' third season in a Casey-centric episode entitled "Chuck Versus the Tic Tac." (Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files)'s Natalie Abrams talks to Glee star Chris Colfer about tonight's episode of Glee ("Wheels") and the romantic permutations coming up on the FOX musical dramedy series. "It's very incestual," Colfer told Abrams about the glee club's romantic entanglements. "There's love triangles right now, but there's soon to be love pentagons and hexagons. I get added on to the [Puck-Quinn-Finn-Rachel] quadrangle. We go full force: When Kurt fell in love with Finn [Cory Monteith], why he's in love and what he plans on doing. There's a flashback and it's pretty funny." (

Former L.A. Law star Shiela Kelley has been cast in the sixth and final season of ABC's Lost, according to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. Kelley is set to recur as Kendall, described as "an intellectual beauty with a sharp edge to her wit who is caught committing corporate espionage and has to lie her way out." Hmmm... (Entertainment Weekly's Ausiello Files)

Jennifer Morrison confirmed her departure from FOX's House on an episode of the syndicated talk show The Bonnie Hunt Show, which is slated to air today. (E! Online's Watch with Kristin)

Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper have been cast in CBS' latest Hallmark Hall of Fame telepic When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, which is slated to air later this season. Ryder will play Lois Wilson, the wife of alcoholic Bill Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, who went on to co-found Al-Anon. Project, produced by E1 Entertainment, is written by Camille Thomasson and William Borchert (based on the latter's book) and directed by John Kent Harrison. (Variety)

Bravo has ordered a sixth episode of unscripted series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The ten-episode season, in which "Kathy will continue traipsing around the globe with Team Griffin, her mother, a box of wine and maybe even Levi Johnston," will begin production in January. (People)

Food Network has ordered five episodes of reality competition series Worst Cooks in America, in which two teams of would-be chefs prepare a meal for a group of food critics, with one contestant going home each week. Series, hosted by Anne Burrell and Beau MacMillan, will launch on January 3rd. (Variety)

Mitch Ryan (HBO's The Pacific) has been cast in a recurring role on the CW's One Tree Hill, where he will play Alexander, "a handsome pro surfer-turned-young mogul." (Hollywood Reporter)

FearNet has commissioned a series of five-minute webisodes entitled Post Mortem with Mick Garris as the multihypenate sits down with horror writers, directors, and actors. Series will be available online, on demand, and on mobile platforms beginning in December. (Variety)

Stay tuned.


Tempest said…
Casey-centric episode. Woo Hoo!
Beckacheck said…
Remember when JoBeth Williams played the AA guy (Bill Wilson)'s wife in that TV movie "My Name is Bill W." with James Woods, James Garner, and Gary Sinise?
And now Winona Rider.

I'm getting old.
Or so it feels . . . I turned 27 two days ago.

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