TV Tidbits: Laurence Fishburne Joins ‘Hannibal,’ Victoria is Back on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ 

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Hannibal Lecter may have met his match, and (hopefully) Ted Mosby is losing one of his. New additions to Hannibal, How I Met Your Mother, Once Upon a Time and more fill out our casting roundup. 

Hannibal: Laurence Fishburne joins Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelson in NBC’s upcoming Hannibal. Fishburne will play Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit (and Dancy’s boss). 
Once Upon a Time: Sinqua Walls (Teen Wolf) has been cast as Sir Lancelot for one episode. Lancelot, a “sword for hire with nothing to lose,” was expelled from King Arthur’s Round Table and torn away from his love. 
Royal Pains: Carrie Preston is heading from Bon Temps to the Hamptons. TV Line reports that the True Blood and Good Wife actress has been cast as Jackie Van Ark, a romance novelist whose daughter unexpectedly becomes ill, on USA’s Royal Pains
How I Met Your Mother: She’s back! Again! Ashley Williams returns to HIMYM for its eighth season, reprising her role as Ted’s former flame Victoria, who left him for her German lover but briefly reunited last season. 
Scandal: Deadline reports that Gregg Henry (Hung) and Jillian Armenante (The Dark Knight Rises, everything) will join Shonda RimesScandal for its second season. Henry will play a big-money Southern guy whose charm is only surface-deep; Armenante will play brash and quick-witted Lucas, a part originally written for a male actor. 
American Horror Story: Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) is just crazy enough to join the second season cast of AHS, according to TV Line. No word yet on who her character is, but it’s a good chance she’ll be a patient at the insane asylum where this season is set. 

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