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Porter to guest on Grey’s Anatomy

True Blood’s Adina Porter has scored herself a guest role on the new season of Grey’s Anatomy. The actress, who played Tara’s mother Lettie Mae Thornton on True Blood, has been cast as a character called Dr Ramsey.

Homeland producer sells new drama

Homeland producer Howard Gordon has sold a new drama series to the Fox network. The former 24 showrunner will join forces with Chronicle writer Max Landis for the supernatural police drama.

Badgely turned down role of Dan

Gossip Girl actor Penn Badgley has told of how he initially turned down the role of Dan Humphrey on the show but was talked into it by his parents and managers. Badgely was afraid of being typecast and was about to take a job as a waiter before changing his mind and accepting the job.

Prepon joins new Netflix series

That ‘70s Show actress Laura Prepon has landed a lead role in a new Netflix series called Orange is the New Black. The series is part of a new range of programming that is being produced for the online streaming service.

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