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A familiar face is returning for the end of "Private Practice."

According to TV Guide, former series regular Audra McDonald will appear in the show's series finale. McDonald left the show in Season 4 to be closer to her family. No word on what brings her character, Dr. Naomi Bennett, back into the fold.

The "Private Practice" series finale is slated to air in January.

In other casting news ...

David Anders is heading to "Arrow." The "Once Upon a Time" and "The Vampire Diaries" veteran will play Cyrus Vanch, a new threat to Starling City and Arrow. [Zap2It]

It's a "24" reunion on "Touch." D.B. Sweeney will recur as Tanner, an ex-military officer and an enforcer for Aster Corps. Sweeney's "Touch" role reunites him with "24" star Kiefer Sutherland. [THR]

Melinda Page Hamilton and Matt Cedeno have joined "Devious Maids." Cedeno will play a successful recording artist and Hamilton will play Odessa, a housekeeper. [Deadline.com]


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