sebastianroche generalhospital 290 Casting call: Sebastian Roche stays on the 'Fringe,' Sarah Shahi is USA's 'Kate'“General Hospital” bad guy Sebastian Roche will be doing evil in primetime on “Fringe.”

Roche, who’s played Jerry Jacks on the ABC soap for the past couple years, has taken a recurring part on the FOX drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He made his first (very brief) appearance in the Oct. 8 episode.

He’ll be continuing his role as the leader of the human/machine hybrids from the show’s alternate reality who are looking for a window into our world. The role was originally supposed to go to Thomas Kretschmann (“Valkyrie”), but he wasn’t able to commit to more than one episode because of a scheduling conflict.

Roche has also appeared in “24” and the TV movie “24: Redemption,” “The Namesake,” “The Mentalist” and done voice work on “Beowulf” in the past couple years.

Sarah Shahi is getting a new “Life” within the NBC Universal family.

Shahi, who starred in NBC’s “Life” the past two seasons, has landed the title role in USA’s pilot “Facing Kate.” She’ll be playing a lawyer who, after getting a divorce, shifts careers and becomes a mediator, the HR says. Sitcom veteran Michael Sardo (“Wings,” “Caroline in the City”) is writing the script.

Shahi’s credits also include “The L Word,” NBC’s sitcom “Teachers” and “Alias.”

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