Population in Lochte Nation is Dwindling: Apparently, not that many people are interested in learning what Ryan Lochte would do, or has been doing, since the Olympics. Ratings for his new E! reality show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, were pretty abysmal. Only 807,000 people tuned in to the show's Sunday premiere. Maybe they were just watching Game of Thrones instead — the HBO drama scored its highest ratings yet, pulling in 4.9 million viewers. [The Hollywood Reporter]
A Pitch Perfect Reunion: Following in the footsteps of the MTV Movie Awards' big Pitch Perfect reunion, TBS is getting the cast back together in its new comedy pilot, Ground Floor. The a cappella comedy's leading man, Skylar Astin, stars in the new TBS show, which has just cast one of The Bellas' resident hotties in a supporting role. Alexis Knapp will play a party girl coworker of Astin's love interest, Briga Heelan. [Deadline]
Storm's a-Brewin' in Malibu Country: The ABC comedy Malibu Country is on the bubble in terms of its renewal chances, and there's even more trouble afoot for the freshman show. Nastaran Dibai, the sitcom's second showrunner (who took over after the creator headed to rehab in November), will not return for Season 2. [Deadline]
Casting Couch: Nashville's faux country stars will mingle with a real-life superstar when "Accidental Racist" Brad Paisley guests on the ABC drama. Just how did the casting department land him? It could possibly have something to do with the fact that he's married to Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who plays Peggy Kenter, the other woman in Rayna and Teddy's crumbling marriage. [TVLine]
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Sopranos Alum Joins Californication: You heard us right — Californication is still on! Not only that, but Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame has joined the show's seventh season in a recurring role. Imperioli, who played Christopher on the legendary HBO mob series, will play Rick Rath, an "old school" television producer who is a key player in Hank's next venture. [Deadline]
Cee-Lo Who? Christina Who?: The Voice's vacationing judges might have something to worry about — despite being up against the NCAA finals last night, the competition show drew in 13.7 million viewers and a 4.9 in the demo, marking a spring cycle high. The critical response for newcomers Shakira and Usher has been very positive as well, leaving NBC with an interesting debacle on their hands... [TVLine]
Game of Thrones Beauty Leaves Westeros: Just kidding, she'll be back. But we love Natalie Dormer as the firey Margaery Tyrell so much that we're thrilled to hear that she's joining CBS' Elementary for a multi-episode arc. The English beauty will play Irene Adler, a revered character from the Sherlock Holmes stories, who has been murdered in this iteration of the classic tale. Her death sent Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) into a drug-fueled downward spiral... so, we're guessing this arc will be flashback-oriented. She'll first appear Thursday, May 9. [TVGuide]
Lost Alum Walks Into the Fire: Tania Raymonde, who played Ben Linus' ill-fated daughter on Lost, has been cast in the proposed spinoff for NBC's hit Chicago Fire. She'll join the show's current cast for their first season finale, which will serve as a backdoor pilot of sorts. No word yet on which CF hunks will head over for the spinoff, but Jon Seda's Chicago PD Detective Antonio Dawson seems likely. [Deadline]
Aly Michalka Now Dateable: Aly Michalka just exited the NBC pilot Undebateable, and she's already been replaced by Briga Heelan. The multi-camera comedy pilot is described as a bromantic comedy about Danny (Chris D’Elia) and Justin (Brent Morin) — two very different guys bonded by their common inability to attract women. Heelan will play Maddie, a waitress in Justin’s (Morin) bar who is endlessly attracted to jerks and bad pickup lines and might have a sweet spot for Justin. [Deadline]
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First guest role on television in the sitcom "Man Up"
Recurring role as Holly on "Cougar Town"
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
University of Southern California
Her first name is pronounced "BREE-ga."
Replaced Aly Michalka in another Bill Lawrence sitcom for TBS, "Undateable," at the same time she was cast on "Ground Floor." Her role was subsequently slated as "recurring," due to her commitment to "Ground Floor."