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TV Tidbits: Dylan McDermott is Taken Hostage, Rupert Grint Lands Pilot

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Feb 13, 2013 | 9:13pm EST
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Dylan McDermott is Being Held Hostage:... From Ryan Murphy? The American Horror Story star has been cast opposite Toni Collette in CBS' high profile political thriller pilot, Hostages. McDermott will play Duncan, an FBI agent who is caught in the middle of a conspiracy involving... duh dun dun... the President! Also, he's Bloody Face. Sorry, R-Murphy... looks like one of your go-to guys has fled the asylum. [EW]

Accio Ron Weasley: CBS has just hired Rupert Grint — a.k.a. Harry Potter's BFF Ron Weasley — to play the lead in its single-camera comedy pilot Super Clyde. Grint's Clyde is a mild-mannered fast food worker who decides to become a super hero. Garcia is the mind behind Fox's Raising Hope and the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl. [Deadline]

Ryan Seacrest is Having a Ball: You know what Ryan Seacrest needed more than anything else in this whole wide world? Another TV show! And you know what? Thanks to A&E, today that little boy's wish came true. Seacrest has nabbed a six-episode series order for a project tentatively titled Montecito. The show will focus on wealthy women and their ballroom dance instructors. I mean, of course. [Hollywood Reporter]

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More News From the Dome: Well, from under it at least. Stephen King's much abuzzed CBS summer series has found its lead in Mike Vogel, formerly of Pan Am, currently of a recurring arc in Bates Motel. The series will focus on a small town called Chester's Mill, which is suddenly sealed off from the world by a massive dome. Vogel's character is an Army vet outsider, named Barbie. Yep. [Deadline]

Scandal Nabs an Ugly Guest: Former Ugly Betty star Eric Mabius has been cast in a guest spot on the growing hit Scandal. He'll appear on the Feb. 21 episode as Senator Peter Caldwell, a member of a powerful political family who turns Olivia for advice. [Hollywood Reporter]

Camp is in Session: You'll be seeing a little less of NBC's summer dramedy, Camp. The network has decided to cut its order of the new show, about a summer camp where "parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love." Instead of 13 episodes, scheduling needs have cut the order to 10. [Deadline]

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