TV Roundup: Viola Davis & Shailene Woodley SAG Presenters, David Arquette on ‘Cougar Town’

Shailene WoodleyThis weekend marks the 18th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, celebrating the acting achievements in film and television throughout 2011. The SAG has accumulated a few notable stars to present at the ceremony. Viola Davis (The Help), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), all nominated for their respective aforementioned pieces this year, will present awards at the SAG ceremony. The 18th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, will broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and TNT. –People

It’s exciting enough that Cougar Town is coming back to television (prepare your aluminum cans for some joyful penny-ing). But a guest star like this just ups the dosage: David Arquette, star Courteney Cox’s ex-husband, frequent collaborator, and lasting close friend, will make an appearance on the third season finale, which will (SPOILERS) center around Jules’ (Cox) marriage to Grayson (Josh Hopkins). Arquette will play an exceptionally eager hotel concierge bent on making his customers’ wedding day perfect. This is hopefully (and probably) a sign that Cougar Town‘s habit of doling out guest roles to friends of the cast and crew is far from over. Cougar Town‘s third season premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. –TVLine

Person of Interest is employing a former high school football star as an investment banker. Matt Lauria, formerly of Friday Night Lights, is playing a role on one episode of CBS’ more-than-just-a-crime-drama as the Number of the Week. As always, the question is: will he be the culprit, or the victim? As we begin to learn more about the series’ central machine, and we begin to watch the relationship between stars Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) change, we realize that guest stars like Lauria might begin to play more engrossing and significant roles. Person of Interest airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. –TVLine

Around Thanskgiving, we heard news of a Showtime series Ray Donovan that would act as a vehicle for Liev Schreiber’s launch into television acting. As we heard, Schreiber will play an underground problem-solver for Los Angeles socialites with compromising secrets. Now, Schreiber has gotten himself a pair of costars: Eddie Marsan (the Sherlock Holmes films), and Dash Mihok (I Am Legend and The Day After Tomorrow), perhaps playing fellow problem-solvers, or, more likely, the problems. –Vulture