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TV News Roundup: Eva Longoria to Appear on Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids,’ Dillon Casey Joins AMC’s ‘Turn’

Lifetime drama “Devious Maids” will bring a pair of “Desperate Housewives” alums to season four, Amy Schumer is an MVP and AMC’s “Turn” will host a “Nikita” reunion, in today’s news roundup…

Casting News: 

Eva Longoria, an executive producer on Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” will guest star in the show’s Season 4 premiere, according to Variety sister site TVLine. Her former “Housewives” co-star James Denton will also have a recurring role in the upcoming season.

Little is known about Longoria’s role in the premiere, but Denton will play a character named Peter, who is the head of a movie studio and falls quickly into a new relationship.

In other casting news, “Nikita” alum Dillon Casey has booked a guest role on AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” Variety has learned exclusively. He will be playing Lt. Randall, a Continental soldier in Washington’s camp who uses his good looks to hide his dark intentions. Recently, Casey also had a small but pivotal arc on “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” on ABC. The new role reunites him with “Nikita” showrunner Craig Silverstein, who created “Turn.”

Awards:

Amy Schumer is set to receive the Critics’ Choice MVP Award at the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on Sunday, January 17 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams will also present the Critics’ Choice Genius Award to Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which is being recognized for its 40 years of revolutionizing filmmaking.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association also announced the nominees for the Most Bingeworthy Show award, which include “Empire,” “Game of Thrones,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Outlander,” “The Walking Dead” and “Friends.” The award will be voted on by fans, and details of how to cast your vote are available on the Critics’ Choice Awards site.

Executive News: 

Bravo and Oxygen Media have named Barry Rosenberg to Vice President, Communications.

Rosenberg’s new role will give him strategic oversight of Bravo and Oxygen’s New York-based press team. He will also oversee the publicity campaigns for scripted and unscripted content as well as head up media outreach supporting marketing, research and digital media for the networks.

“Barry is a respected PR executive with diversified experience handling media strategies and internal communications,” said Jennifer Geisser, Senior Vice President, Communications. “His strong leadership qualities and understanding of the two brands make him an invaluable asset to our team.”

Rosenberg is coming from A+E where he was most recently Vice President, Corporate Communications.

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