TVLine Items: Eastbound & Down Lands Lindsay Lohan, That '70s Show Tragedy and More

Aug 15 2013, 2:28pm CDT | by TV Line

TVLine Items: Eastbound & Down Lands Lindsay Lohan, That '70s Show Tragedy and More
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Lindsay Lohan‘s career is headed Eastbound & Down.

The tabloid magnet will guest-star in a wedding-themed episode of the HBO comedy’s final season, E! Online reports, playing the daughter of a main character.

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Lohan, who recently completed a court-mandated stint in rehab, will next air her dirty laundry on OWN’s Oprah’s Next Chapter. The episode airs Aug. 18.

In other TV news today…

That ’70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly, who played the elder Foreman sibling on the Fox comedy, died Wednesday night at a rehab facility in California, TMZ reports. The actress’ rep tells the site that Kelly, who’d struggled with an alcohol problem for years, recently voluntarily checked herself in for treatment.

Josh Gad (1600 Penn) will co-star opposite Billy Crystal in the FX pilot The Comedians, Deadline reports. The prospective series centers on a superstar comedian (Crystal) who reluctantly is paired with a younger, edgier comic (Gad) for a late-night sketch show.

Johnathon Schaech has been tapped to do that thing he does on The CW’s midseason drama Star-Crossed, EW.com reports. Schaech (Ray Donovan) will recur as the uncle of Matt Lanter’s alien teen Roman.

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• 30 Rock‘s Dean Winters and rapper Kid Cudi have nabbed guest spots in Fox’s new fall comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Per EW.com, Winters will play a rival of Andy Samberg’s doofy-but-competent detective. Cudi, meanwhile, guests as a former con caught in the middle of a robbery case, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Francie Swift (Gossip Girl) has joined CBS’ new fall drama Hostages as the wife of Dylan McDermott’s character, per TVGuide.com.

• Disney Channel staple Luke Benward has landed a recurring role in ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars spin-off Ravenswood. Per HollywoodLife.com, he’ll play the boyfriend of leading lady Olivia (Merritt Patterson).

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?


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