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The CW's 'Reign' casts two recurring characters: Who will they play?

24 July 2013 12:53 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Though most of The CW's upcoming fall lineup of new and returning shows are genre-based (with the exception of "The Carrie Diaries" and "Hart of Dixie"), the intriguing new period drama "Reign" is gaining a lot of buzz. 

The new series tells the previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots' rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The secret history of survival at French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue is unveiled, and two new faces have just joined the cast which stars Adelaide Kane and Toby Regbo.

Luke Roberts ("Holby City") is set to recur as Simon Westbrook, EW reports. A handsome and quietly menacing English diplomat, Simon is the representative of Scotland's greatest enemy and "is brilliant and ruthless" in his efforts to »


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TVLine Items: The Fonz Plays Uncle on Parks and Rec, Kirstie and Travolta Reunited & More

24 July 2013 11:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Parks and Recreation fans, say heyyy to the show’s newest guest star.

Henry Winkler, best known for playing “The Fonz” on Happy Days, is slated for a guest appearance on the NBC comedy’s Season 6 premiere, per The Hollywood Reporter. Winkler will play Jean-Ralphio’s father, who will potentially return in future episodes.

It was previously announced that Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) will also guest-star in the upcoming season.

Winkler’s recent TV work includes a recurring role on USA Network’s Royal Pains.

Parks returns with an hour-long episode on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c.

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CW period drama 'Reign' casts two recurring characters

24 July 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

CW’s upcoming drama Reign is one of the most buzzed about young adult shows of the upcoming TV season — described by some as a Gossip Girl-meets-Downton soap — and two new actors have just joined its ranks.

EW has learned exclusively that Luke Roberts, best known for his 12-season run on BBC medical drama Holby City, is set to recur on the show as Simon Westbrook, a handsome and quietly menacing English diplomat  on the show, which tells the story of  Mary Stuart, the woman who would eventually go on to be known as Mary, Queen of Scots. According to our casting scoop, »

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