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TV Tidbits: CBS Nabs Michael Madsen, Ken Leung and Sarah Jones

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Jul 29, 2012 | 10:33am EDT

ALTToday's casting roundup reveals that Vegas is getting a scam artist, New Jersey's getting some regular additions, and Jerry from Parks and Recreation might actually get some respect from a mentalist. Read on for all that and more!

Blue Bloods has gone down to the reservoir (dog!) and cast Michael Madsen in an upcoming storyline--playing the bad guy to Donne Wahlberg's good cop. Madsen plays John, a professional criminal that Danny Reagan arrested, subsequently ruining his life. So Madsen's John, who has just been released from prison, has some bones (get it? Bones? Dog? As in, Reservoir Dogs, that movie Madsen was in? We've got jokes!) to pick with Reagan. This comes as an addition to the news that Sebastian Sozzi will recur as Vinny Cruz, the new hot-shot partner of Jamie Reagan (Will Estes), coming in from one of the toughest precincts in the city.

Over in Vegas, Sarah Jones moves from Alcatraz to Sin City as series regular Mia Rizzo. Rizzo is a scam artist, picking off money in the casino's Count Room to funnel cash back to her hometown, Chicago.

LOST's Ken Leung is now a Person of Interest and will kick off his stint on the show during the season premiere next month.

Aww shucks, it's all sorts of motherly love on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles, where the real-life moms of stars Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen will appear in an episode of the show with their kids. How sweet!

Made in Jersey adds two more Jersey girls to its series regular count, with Kristoffer Polaha and Megalyn Echikunwoke joining the cast.

And last but certainly not least, The Mentalist has added two recurring characters in Ivan Sergei as a dreamy-but-tough FBI Agent, and Polly Walker as another tough-but-dreamy FBI Agent (though apparently Walker is more senior). And damn it, Jerry! Jim O’Heir is taking a break from his days in Pawnee at Parks and Recreation to guest star in the season premiere. His character will play someone who is actually useful and not a punching bag for an entire department. Go Jerry!

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