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06/22/2012 09:48 am ET

Blair Brown Heads To 'Political Animals' And More Casting News

A couple more "animals" are headed to USA.


According to TVLine
, "Fringe" actress Blair Brown is set to guest star on an episode of USA's "Political Animals" (premiering Sun., July 15 at 10 p.m. ET). Brown will play Barbara Berg, a woman on a mission to get the scoop on Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver).

Additionally, THR has reported that "Dexter" actor David Monahan will be joining the drama as closested Republican Congressman Sean Reeves.

In other casting news...
"So You Think You Can Dance," Zooey Deschanel? The "New Girl" star will be the first guest judge of Fox's hit dance competition in its current Season 9. Deschanel follows in the guest-judging footsteps of other TV sitcom stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson of "Modern Family" and Christina Applegate of "Up All Night." Deschanel's episode airs Wednesday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. [Zap2It]


Kim Kardashian and Nancy Grace are headed back to Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva."
Kardashian will be returning to her role as relationship guru Nikki LePree, while Jones will play Sheila Lee, a sterile woman prescribed a dangerous drug. [THR]

Jon Michael Hall has landed a recurring role on "Elementary." The "Detroit 187" actor is set to play a detective on CBS' new Sherlock Holmes update. [TVLine]

"Franklin & Bash" actress Garcelle Beauvais will guest star on "The Exes."
Beauvais is set to to play a love interest for Phil (Donald Faison) in a July episode of the TV Land sitcom. [THR]

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