*”Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller will appear as a guest-star on Fox’s “House,” TVLine reports.
The actor will play a patient of the week after Dr. House (Hugh Laurie) gets released from jail. “He plays a real altruist,” creator David Shore tells the site. “And there’s some question as to whether that’s his symptom or not.”
The appearance will mark Miller’s first TV appearance since a 2009 episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
House returns Monday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c on Fox. Miller’s episode will air later that month.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Tamara Tunie is returning to daytime.
The actress, who got her big break on “As the World Turns” in 1986 as Jessica Griffin, will appear in a recurring role on “Days of Our Lives,” reports TVLine. She’ll play Weston, a tough judge who will make a decision that impacts John Black’s life.
Her brief arc is set to start Friday, Nov. 18.
Tunie, whose credits also include a recurring role on “24,” currently plays medical examiner Melinda Warner on “SVU.”
*One month after TNT cancelled “Men of a Certain Age,” co-star Andre Braugher is returning to NBC.
The actor, who starred in NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street” from 1993 to 1999, is in talks for a recurring role on the network’s “ Law & Order: SVU,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll play an attorney for the underprivileged who could get close to Mariska Hargitay’s Detective Olivia Benson.
As previously reported, Braugher picked up two supporting actor in a drama Emmy nominees for his role as Owen Thoreau on “Men of a Certain Age.” In addition to “Homicide: Life on the Street,” his credits include “Gideon’s Crossing” and a 1996 episode of “Law & Order.”
Law & Order: SVU is heading into its 13th season, and its first without co-star Christopher Meloni’s Detective Elliot Stabler. Danny Pino and Kelli Giddish have joined the cast as detectives, with ADAs Stephanie March and Diane Neal returning to the roles they originated on the series.
“Law & Order: SVU” returns Wednesday, Sept. 14 on NBC.
*NBA stars Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh will join rapper/actor Heavy D and Mechad Brooks for a basketball-themed episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” this fall titled “Personal Fouls,” reports TVGuide.com.
Anthony and Bosh will each appear as themselves in the opening scene and climax of the episode, which focuses on a youth basketball coach (Dan Lauria) who is suspected of being a sexual predator.
Mechad Brooks (“Necessary Roughness”) will play Prince Miller, a fictional basketball superstar who was once one of the suspected coaches’ prodigies. Heavy D will portray Miller’s cousin and business manager.
“Law & Order: SVU” returns Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 on NBC. The episode is slated to air on Sept. 28.
*Apparently news of Christopher Meloni’s abrupt exit from “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” was just as shocking to his co-stars as it was to fans.
Cast member Ice-T says he was surprised at how Meloni’s contract negotiations turned out.
“I’m sad,” the “Ice Loves Coco” reality star told “E! News” two days after reports surfaced that Meloni, 50, would not be returning to the NBC hit for its 13th season this fall. “Me and Chris have been together a long time.”
The one-time rapper, who stars as Det. Fin Tutuola on “SVU,” says he wasn’t aware of his costar’s negotiation holdups until the deal was done.
“We all negotiate separately,” says Ice-T, 53, who has appeared on the series since 2000. “I’m not somebody who’s dying to leave the show, but at the end of the day you still have to sit down with the execs and hammer it out. So I guess with Chris, it didn’t go his way.”
Unfortunately for SVU fans, Meloni’s departure is not the only shakeup happening on the series. Earlier this month, sources told Deadline that Mariska Hargitay was signed on for the upcoming season, but only for the first 13 episodes. After that, her character — Detective Olivia Benson — would be promoted to a higher position and a new detective, possibly played by Jennifer Love Hewitt, would take her place.
Actress Rosie Perez, in a wheelchair and neck brace in July 2010 during a visit to the White House.
*Academy Award-nominated actress Rosie Perez has filed a lawsuit against the producers of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” for the injury she suffered during filming of a 2009 episode in New York City.
In the documents filed Wednesday, Perez says she was “recklessly pulled, grabbed, yanked, wrenched and/or manhandled” during filming of the “Hardwired” episode on Sept. 9, 2009.
Her attorney, Brian O’Dwyer, tells the New York Daily News that his client is suffering severe pain and has numbness in her arms. He says she has been out of work for about a year.
The lawsuit names the producers of the show, which is broadcast on NBC. Representatives for the network and the show did not immediately respond to email requests for comment.