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Jaime King (Lemon on Hart of Dixie) and her husband, filmmaker Kyle Newman, tweeted out first pics of their new son, James, while revealing that actor pals Jessica Alba and Topher Grace are his godparents. Jaime is back full-time for the final nine episodes of Hart of Dixie, which returns Monday, January 13.
Speaking of babies, Devon Sawa (Sam/Owen on Nikita) and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy, during the first week of January, says E! News. Only two episodes of Nikita remain before the epic series finale on Friday, December 27.
Elyse Levesque (Stargate: SGU) has been cast in the recurring role of redheaded witch ‘Genevieve’ on The Originals, reports SpoilerTV. The character returns to New Orleans with a mysterious agenda and unfinished business with Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). The midseason finales of The Originals and Supernatural led to The CW’s most-watched Tuesday in more than five years.
Tom Everett Scott (Southland, ER) has joined the cast of Beauty and the Beast as an archaeologist who’s been living in isolation for seven years—perhaps involuntarily. “Charming on one hand, and manic on the other,” cites EW, Cat and Vincent will soon learn whether he shares mutated DNA.
Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) costars with Tyler Perry (creator of House of Payne and Meet the Browns) in A Madea Christmas, opening this weekend. Najimy voiced the role of “Peg” on King of the Hill for 13 seasons. You can see all three TV comedies, overnight on WBNX.
Grant Gustin was the first person to audition for the role of “Barry Allen/The Flash” on Arrow—and he had to pass a chemistry test. Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) was brought in to read with Grant—after which “it was like a done deal,” EP Andrew Kreisberg tells TVLine. “We wanted to make sure he didn’t seem like jailbait next to her,” he joked. The baby-faced Gustin is 33, and Rickards is 32. Barry and Felicity’s mutual attraction continues on this week’s midseason finale.