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09/25/2012 08:49 pm ET

McKayla Maroney To Guest Star On 'Hart Of Dixie' And More Casting News

Apparently it pays to be an Olympian, especially if you're a fan of The CW. Shortly after it was announced that Gabby Douglas would drop by "The Vampire Diaries" for a guest role, her Fierce Five teammate McKayla Maroney scored a spot on Season 2 of "Hart of Dixie," Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.

Maroney will guest star as Tonya, a friend of Rose’s (played by recurring guest star McKaley Miller), who comes to Rose’s defense. The CW is investing heavily in this year's gold medalists -- Ryan Lochte is also slated to appear as himself in an upcoming episode of "90210."

In other casting news ...

An "X-Files" alum joins "Once Upon A Time." Annabeth Gish will play Anita, the charismatic leader of a pack of humans who turn out to be wolves like Ruby/Red Riding Hood, in the seventh episode of Season 2. [EW]

Bernadette Peters to encore on "Smash." The Broadway veteran will return as Ivy's (Megan Hilty) overbearing mother midway through the new season. [Vulture]

"2 Broke Girls" star visits "Psych." Brooke Lyons will guest on the USA show as an actress in an ill-fated musical. [Deadline]

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