carlos bernard 24 'Nurse Jackie' hosts another 'Sopranos' reunion; '24' star Carlos Bernard heads to 'Dallas'Bite-sized pieces of TV news for your afternoon/early evening enjoyment:

“Nurse Jackie” star Edie Falco and her former “Sopranos” sister-in-law, Aida Turturro, will work together again on the Showtime series this season. Turturro will only appear in one “Jackie” episode, but it’s a “pivotal” role. The show has also cast Oscar winner Joel Grey as a patient suffering from dementia. [Showtime]

Former “24” good/bad/good guy Carlos Bernard has taken a recurring part on TNT’s reboot of “Dallas.” He’s set to play a Venezuelan businessman who has dealings with J.R. (Larry Hagman). [Vulture]

In other TNT casting news, Jane Seymour, Peter Weller and Beau Bridges will all guest on the coming season of “Franklin & Bash.” Seymour will play Bash’s (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) hippie mom in an episode, while Bridges will reprise his role as Franklin’s (Breckin Meyer) estranged dad in another. Weller will guest in the same episode as Bridges as an aging rock star. [TNT]

Former “Lost” writer and comic-book author Brian K. Vaughan (“Ex Machina,” “Y: The Last Man”) has been hired to write the pilot script for Showtime’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel “Under the Dome.” The book is about what happens to residents of a town in Maine when a force field suddenly cuts them off from the outside world. [Deadline]

“Hellcats” and “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale has landed a guest spot on “Raising Hope’s” Valentine’s Day episode. She’ll play a girl Jimmy (Lucas Neff) pretends to be dating as a way to make Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) jealous. [EW]

Miguel Ferrer is a busy man this season. The former “Crossing Jordan” star is joining “NCIS: Los Angeles” in a recurring part as the assistant director of the agency. That role will start once he wraps up his work on “Desperate Housewives,” where he also recurs. [Deadline]

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