Casting News: ‘NCIS: LA’ Dolls Up, ‘V’s Ex and More

Dichen Lachman/Nicholas Lea (Frederick M. Brown/David Livingston - Getty Images)

Dichen Lachman/Nicholas Lea (Frederick M. Brown/David Livingston - Getty Images)

A few nuggets of casting news to appease you until the next Big Tease column posts on Tuesday:

‘NCIS: LA’ NABS LIVING DOLL: Fresh from her winning run on Fox’s ‘Dollhouse,’ Dichen Lachman has landed a guest-starring gig on CBS’ hit freshman procedural ‘NCIS: LA,” Fancast has learned. A show rep confirms Lachman’s casting, but offered no further details.

‘V’S ERICA GETS AN EX: Sci-fi vet Nicholas Lea (‘X-Files,’ ‘Kyle XY’) is adding ‘V’ to his resume, playing the ex-husband of Elizabeth Mitchell’s Erica when the ABC reboot resumes its freshman season on March 30. According to, Lea will appear in two episodes.

THE BITCH IS BACK: ‘Mercy’ nurse Michelle Trachtenbergv will trade her scrubs for tailored fashions when she reprises her role of Georgina in the CW sudser’s season finale. But why? “She’s back for vengeance,” the actress tells E! Online.

‘BLOOD’ DROPS: In its apparent quest to expand its cast to the triple digits, HBO’s ‘True Blood’ has added Brit Morgan (‘The Middleman’) as incoming werewolf Alcide’s psycho ex-girlfriend, says (As previously announced, former ‘Tree Hill’ resident Joe Manganiello is playing the hunky lycanthrope.) Dawn Oliveri (‘Heroes’), meanwhile, will play Alcide’s similarly afflicted sis, says

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