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TV Tidbits: Dwight Gets A Brother, 'Psych' Gets A Love Shake-Up

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Aug 24, 2012 | 7:24am EDT

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Thomas MiddleditchThe Farm: Just as former CollegeHumor hottie Ellie Kemper scored a gig on The Office, so too will Thomas Middleditch go from the web to The Farm, the Dwight-centric spin-off pilot launching later this season on NBC. Middleditch, a CH alum, will play Dwight's brother Jeb, a marijuana farmer and occasional entrepreneur. [EW]

Psych: Dule Hill's perennial grump Gus will face a tough decision next season when Garcelle Beauvais pops up for an episode on USA's mental-minded comedy. She'll play a radio station owner who challenges Gus's girlfriend (played by ER's Parminder Nagra) by overtly flirting with the pseudo-detective as he investigates the murder of a radio DJ. The episode is set to air in the middle of the show's seventh season. [TVLine]

TV Land: As original programming amps up on the rising network, TV Land has tapped Missi Pyle, Elliott Gould and The Killing's Kristin Lehman for lead roles on two new pilot. Pyle and Gould will headline I'm Not Dead Yet, playing the wife and father (respectively) to a man (Bridesmaids' Ben Falcone) whose heart condition causes him to live life to the fullest before he croaks. Lehman will lead Motive, a drama about a single mother-slash-homicide detective. [Deadline]

Hannibal: NBC has added Hettienne Park (Young Adult, Broadway's Seminar) for a role as Beverly, a member of the investigative team led by Laurence Fishburne's character, on the upcoming serial killer drama. [THR]

AMC: Parks & Rec Season 1 alum Paul Schneider has been cast as one of the leads in AMC's as-yet-untitled pilot by Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal). The drama is a legal thriller about a sensationalistic murder case that is reopened when new evidence comes to light years later. [THR]

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