castle casts soap stars abc 320 'Castle' suds up with guests from daytime TV; 'Criminal Intent,' 'In Plain Sight' get premiere dates

In today’s snacks Nathan Fillion gets a blast from the past, a “Real Housewife” books herself a scripted gig, and USA gives us return dates for some of our fave series.
“Castle” is bringing on the guests in full force. In an episode playing off Fillion’s soapy resume from “One Life to Live,” the show is bringing on “All My Children’s” Cameron Mathison and Rebecca Budig, “L.A. Law’s” Corbin Bernsen and “Dr. Quinn’s” Jane Seymour. [TV Guide]
“Detroit 1-8-7” is finally introducing us to the much-talked about, but never seen ex-wife to Michael Imperioli’s Fitch. “Jericho’s” Alicia Coppola will assume the position in a possibly recurring role on the ABC show. [TVLine]
USA announced several premiere dates for its series. “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” will debut its final season on Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m. ET. “In Plain Sight” Season 4 premieres right after that at 10 p.m. ET. “WWE Tough Enough” will premiere at a special time on Mon. April 4 at 11 p.m. ET and then return to its normal slot at 8 p.m. ET. Still no specific date for the prequel, “Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe,” but expect it sometime in April. [USA]
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Camille Grammer may find that the show has done something for her image after all. She’ll basically be playing herself, a divorced reality star in the market for a new home on CBS’ “$#*! My Dad Says.” [TV Guide]
If you enjoyed watching “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” because the cheftestants didn’t moan about getting a dessert challenge, then you’re in luck. Bravo just announced the show is getting a Season 2. The network is currently looking for its cast as well as the chefs for “Top Chef” Season 9. Check out their website for casting dates and locations. [Bravo]
HBO has acquired the rights to the feature-length documentary, “His Way” about hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub (“Ocean’s Eleven,” “The Karate Kid”). The doc covers Weintraub’s five-decade career in Hollywood with personal video, archival footage and one-on-one interviews with Weintraub, his friends, family and co-workers, and current stars. It will debut on the network later this year. [HBO]
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