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This is brand-new information! “Friends” will be available for the first time on Blu-ray this fall. Warner Bros. Home Video’s remastered “Friends: The Complete Series,” releasing Nov. 13, includes all 236 episodes of the NBC sitcom, plus over 17 hours of special features (with all-new bonus perks unavailable on the corresponding DVD collection) and a 32-page episode guide. [TV Guide]

Supernatural‘s” devilish Marc Pellegrino, the omnipresent guest star who apparently tops Hollywood’s casting directors’ Rolodexes beside Titus Welliver and Mark Sheppard, is appearing this fall on NBC’s Grimm.” He’ll play Hank’s (Russell Hornsby) high school buddy, a coyote-like creature whose daughter is missing. Will Hank finally learn the truth about the supernatural world he obliviously inhabits? [TVLine]

Recurring NCIS star Brian Dietzenwill will be a series regular when the long-running CBS procedural returns for its 10th season promoted. He plays Jimmy Palmer, the eager assistant of medical examiner “Ducky” Mallard (David McCallum), who had a heart attack in last season’s finale — which also saw Jimmy’s much-anticipated destination wedding to Bree thwarted by a bomb blast at NCIS headquarters. [Entertainment Weekly]

“Smallville’s” Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders are returning to the CW this fall as co-showrunners of “Beauty and the Beast,” the network’s reboot of the 1980s CBS drama. They join writers/executive producers Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper (“Brothers & Sisters”) and will reunite with actress Kristin Kreuk, who played Lana Lang on the long-running Superman series. Peterson and Souders’ last CW gig was on “The Secret Circle,” serving as consulting producers before it was canceled after its freshman season. That’s what we call a “small” world. Ba-dum-bump. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Nikita” villain Xander Berkeley is joining Syfy’s “Being Human” in an eight-episode arc when the supernatural adaptation of the British series returns for its third season. The “24” alum will play Liam, the father of werewolf Nora’s (Kristen Hager) purebred packmates Brynn and Connor. Seeking vengeance against the vampires, he’ll also play a paternal role in Nora’s very  conflicted new life. [Deadline]

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