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'30 Rock': Margaret Cho Returns As Kim Jong Il And More Casting News

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Margaret Cho will return to "30 Rock" as the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.

Kim Jong Il may be long gone, but Margaret Cho isn't.

According to Laughspin, the comidienne is returning to on the May 17 episode of "30 Rock" (8:30 p.m. ET on NBC), as well as the show's season finale for another run as former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.

Cho was last seen in the role in Season 5 as the kidnapper of Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy's wife Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks), which eventually led to Avery being appointed first lady of the country. But after the real Kim Jong Il died, Cho's fate on the show remained to be seen ... until now.

Cho will reportedly play two characters in at least one of the two episodes, but details are being kept under wraps.

In more casting news...

Jewel has been tapped to play June Carter Cash in a new Lifetime movie.The singer will star in "The June Carter Cash Story," a biopic about the late country singer based on June's son John Carter Cash's memoir.
"American Horror Story" star Matt Ross will play Johnny Cash in the made-for-TV film, which tracks June's life from her childhood in Virginia through her rise to fame. [THR]

Rob Lowe will star in Lifetime's "Prosecuting Casey Anothony." Lowe will play Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor in the infamous Casey Anthony trial. [EW]

"Lost" actor William Mapother will guest star on "Burn Notice." Mapothor has been cast in the upcoming sixth season of the USA spy series as Garret Hartley, the leader of a team hired to murder money launderer Barry Burkowski. [THR]

Adrian Pasdar has been appointed president on "Political Animals." The "Heroes" star will play President Paul Garcetti, the man who defeated Sigourney Weaver's character Elaine Barrish on the USA miniseries. [THR]

The Black Keys are headed to Comedy Central. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will guest star on an episode of "Workaholics" as two "dirtbags" who the show's stars run into at small claims court. [EW]

Mary Lynn Rajskub and Patrick Fischler are set to guest star on "Grey's Anatomy." "24" and "Lost" alums respectively, Rajskub and Fischler, will play a honeymooning couple who come to Seattle Grace complaining of mysterious symptoms. [TVLine]

Alana de la Garza will play a "Single Lady." The former "Law & Order" star will guest in an episode of VH1's "Single Ladies" as a supermodel who hires Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy) as her real estate agent. [TVLine]

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