We've got the scoop on which pretty boy from a canceled-too-soon drama is joining the cast of Hawaii Five-0 as a rival for Scott Caan's Danny!
Plus, could that new Vampire Diaries casting you've heard about be less than a sure thing? What did Chris Harrison just spoil about Monday's Bachelor episode? And which Real Housewife of New York is getting naked for a scripted TV part?
Find out that and more in today's TV news roundup:
- Hawaii Five-0: Danny's most important romantic foe has been cast! Reps tell us that Lone Star's Mark Deklin will play the role of Stan, Danny's ex-wife's Rachel's (Claire Van Der Boom) new husband, as well as Grace's stepfather on CBS' Hawaii Five-0. According to the original casting call, Stan is "a handsome, wealthy, international businessman who recorded a corrupt Housing Commissioner demanding a bribe and threatened to indict the man. Stan's behavior has unwittingly put Grace and Rachel in danger. He's humbled by Danny's anger and grateful for his help." Stan first appears in the Feb. 7 episode of H50, "E Malama."
- The Vampire Diaries: A pretty Brit by the name of Joseph Morgan is apparently the most likely candidate to play the role of Klaus on The Vampire Diaries, but a CW insider tells us the report is "just speculation at this point."
- The Bachelor: We just checked in with Chris Harrison about Brad Womack's love life, and he revealed: "What you see Monday night will be real emotion [from] the girl that gets sent home, and that [elicts] real emotion [from] Brad, [because] they are actually forming a relationship at this point." Oy.
- Law &Order: Special Victims Unit: Lots of new semi-famous faces coming to SVU for an ep airing in February: Real Housewife of New York LuAnn de Lesseps will play a nude model, while Meredith Grey's mom (Kate Burton) and opera star Rene Fleming also guest.
What other Real Housewives do you want naked on your TV? What do you think of Brad Womack's relationship with his therapist and his realistic hopes for TV-incubated romance?
--Additional reporting by Gigi Dubois