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01/28/2013 06:42 pm ET | Updated Jan 28, 2013

'The Killing' Season 3 Adds Elias Koteas And More Casting News

"Combat Hospital" star Elias Koteas has joined the cast of "The Killing" for Season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He'll play Ed Skinner, Sarah Linden's (Mireille Enos) former partner, who is described as "well-regarded and well-respected. Prosecutors relax when they see his name on the docket because they can trust his work."

When Season 3 picks up, Linden will no longer be a detective and it will be a year after she closed the Rosie Larsen case. Linden will find herself drawn back into her old life after her ex-partner, Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman), discovers a string of murders that connect to one of Linden's old investigations during his hunt for a runaway girl.

After being cancelled by AMC last July, "The Killing" had a miraculous resurrection, initially being touted for a Netflix revival similar to "Arrested Development," before ending up back at AMC. Writers started work on Season 3 in November last year.

In other casting news ...

"Game of Thrones" casts a bear. No, really. The HBO epic has hired "Bart the Bear" for scenes in Season 3, and has been flying select actors to Los Angeles to film with the animal. [EW]

"Bridesmaids" star will recur on "Masters of Sex." Wendi McLendon-Covey will play Dr. Lillian DePaul, "the only female doctor in an all-boys club" who will be a competitor to and mentor for Lizzy Caplan's character, Virginia Johnson. [Deadline]

"West Wing" alum plays "Mom." Allison Janney will play the mother to Anna Faris' titular character, a single mom who is attempting sobriety, in the new Chuck Lorre/CBS comedy. [THR]

"Walking Dead" star joins "Dexter." Nick Gomez has landed a recurring role for Season 8 of the Showtime drama. [Twitter]

Ben Falcone to visit "Go On." The "Bridesmaids" star will play Carlo, a friend of Mr. K's who will cause some trouble for the therapy group during a dinner party in Episode 19. [THR]

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