News Briefs: True Blood's Eggs is jumping into The Deep End

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... True Blood's Mehcad Brooks is joining ABC's The Deep End, a legal drama coming mid-season. Brooks will play the strongest lawyer in the history of the American Bar Association. Seriously -- the guy is yoked. [THR]

... The UK's Prime Suspect, which won Helen Mirren a bunch of Emmys, is coming to America. Actresses of all ages are cutting and dying their hair silver in anticipation of the audition. [Variety]

... Sometime actor and retired basketball player Rick Fox has scored himself a recurring role on the new Melrose Place. He will play a restaurant owner named Max who does magic tricks in his neon-adorned diner. What? Oh right, sorry, wrong 90s show. He'll just play a restaurant owner who probably doesn't do magic tricks. Yet. [THR]

... Smallville's Kristen Kreuk has been cast in a recurring role on Chuck; she'll play Hannah, a potential love interest for Chuck that he meets on a flight to Paris. [Ausiello]

... The 16 and Pregnant people are going to revisit some of the moms they covered, film what life is like now that they have kids, and call it Teen Mom. You will probably sob inexorably during this one, too. [Variety]

... Katherine Heigl is taking a break from Grey's Anatomy to go shoot a movie. She'll be gone for 5 or 6 episodes. So that leaves Seattle Grace without George (flattened by a bus), Izzie (off to be a movie star), and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo is pregnant). Please accept our heartfelt condolences in this tragic time of loss. [Ausiello]

... Fox has picked up Jack and Dan, an hour-long cop dramedy from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. Jack is a golden-boy cop; his partner, Dan, is an unpredictable, drinks-too-much cop. Hi jinx will undoubtedly ensue. [THR]

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