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TV Tidbits: 'Arrested Development' Taps John Slattery, Tony Shalhoub Eyes 'Ex-Men'

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Aug 16, 2012 | 9:19am EDT

Tony Shalhoub, John SlatteryArrested Development: The new season of the cult comedy will initially only have 10 episodes, but at least two of them will feature Mad Men grump John Slattery in a recurring role. Details about the part are quiet, but given the show's characteristic randomness, even our best guess for Slattery's role is probably (and embarrassingly) far off. [TVLine]

Ex-Men: Tony Shalhoub, the Emmy-winning star of Monk, will co-star opposite Kal Penn and Chris Smith in CBS's new single-camera comedy about a short-term apartment complex composed entirely of men who have been bumped from their significant others. Shalhoub plays Frank, a four-time ex-husband who still considers himself a ladies' man. [Deadline]

The Mob Doctor: The Big C's John Benjamin Hickey has joined Fox's new fall drama as a presidentially-appointed federal prosecutor from Chicago, who just so happens to double as Zach Gilford's father. Let's hope he turns out to be a better dad than Gilford's last onscreen papa. [THR]

Criminal Minds: Another Hollywood type will be making the now-commonplace transition from actor to director — this time around, it's Criminal Minds' Thomas Gibson (Dharma & Greg, which he directed twice) who will be taking a shot at playing director for an episode in the show's upcoming eighth season. [EW]

Grimm: Bones' Michael Grant Terry is joining NBC's supernatural serial as a police department intern who tries to model himself after Nick (David Giuntoli). [TV Guide]

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