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TV News Roundup: Sandra Oh Joins ‘American Crime’ Season 3

In today’s TV news roundup, Sandra Oh is returning to ABC, Cameron Scoggins and Joseph David-Jones are joining CMT’s “Nashville,” and the “Arrowverse” crossover has found its baddies.

CASTING

Sandra Oh is headed back to ABC. The “Grey’s Anatomy” alum will guest star on Season 3 of “American Crime,” set to premiere in 2017. Oh returns to the network following her departure from the hit medical drama in 2014. The anthology is executive produced by John Ridley and Michael J. McDonald. Oh will play Abby Tanaka, a social worker who runs a shelter in Alamance County, N.C., for victims of domestic abuse.

Cameron Scoggins and Joseph David-Jones have been cast in recurring roles for the fifth season of CMT‘s “Nashville.” David-Jones joins the cast as Clay, a young, self-aware, and highly motivated man in his mid-20s who is destined for great things. Additionally, Scoggins will portray Zach Welles, a young Silicon Valley billionaire. The series is executive produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick, Steve Buchanan, and Callie Khouri. “Nashville” Season 5 premieres on Jan. 5.

EXECUTIVES

David Brewer has been promoted to senior vice president of program strategy and acquisitions at Bravo & Oxygen Media. Previously vice president of strategic program planning, Brewer will continue to report to Jerry Leo, the executive vice president of program strategy of Lifestyle Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and will supervise all functions of the Bravo and Oxygen Program Planning Department. In addition, Brewer will serve as the programming conduit to sales, marketing, international, and communications to maximize programming opportunities across all platforms.

SUPERHERO NEWS

The bigger the crossover, the bigger the baddie. The villain for the four-part “Arrowverse” crossover (with The CW‘s “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” and “Legends of Tomorrow”) has been confirmed as the Dominators.

“This year, for our mega ‘Arrowverse’ crossover, we’re taking inspiration from a DC crossover from the late 1980s known as Invasion!, which featured an alien race called the Dominators, who’d previously vexed the Legion of Superheroes,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow” producer Marc Guggenheim said in a press release. “We’re using cutting edge prosthetics and computer effects to achieve a feature film-quality look which is faithful to Invasion! artist Todd McFarlane’s interpretation of the characters.”

The Dominators are highly technologically advanced and are master geneticists who use and manipulate the metagene to improve themselves.

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