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Lindsay Lohan Books Liz Taylor Role And More Casting News


Lohan, who recently booked a "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig for March 3, will play the legendary actress in Lifetime's "Liz and Dick." However, there's a condition: "Access Hollywood" reports Lohan must remain out of trouble and comply with her court-ordered mandates.

The "Mean Girls" actress is due back in court on Wed., Feb. 22.

In other casting news ...

Lucy Lawless has a new TV gig.
The "Spartacus" actress has officially signed on to appear opposite Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss in the BBC miniseries "Top of the Lake." Look for "Top of the Lake" to air on the Sundance Channel in the US. [TVLine]

"The Talk" host Sharon Osbourne is heading to "Up All Night."
Osbourne will appear as herself in an upcoming episode. [THR]

Charles Shaughnessy is returning to "Days of Our Lives." Shaughnessy, known for his role on "The Nanny," will reprise the role of Shane Donovan on the NBC soap beginning May 2. He first played the role from 1984-1992 and has made several return appearances. [THR]

"The Vampire Diaries" actor Taylor Kinney has booked a hot new pilot.
Kinney will star in "Chicago Fire," Dick Wolf's NBC pilot about the firefighters of Chicago. [TVLine]

"In Plain Sight" star Mary McCormack has a new pilot.
McCormack will star in an untitled ABC comedy about an executive who suddenly finds herself in a new role: pstay-at-home mom with teenage kids. [EW]

"Ugly Betty" veteran Ana Ortiz could be returning to ABC.
Ortiz has been cast in Marc Cherry's pilot, "Devious Maids." [EW]

"House" actor Peter Jacobson already has a new role.
Jacobson will co-star in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" as Lee Drexler, a client of Liev Schreiber's title character. [TVLine]

Anthony LaPaglia is returning to TV.
The "Without a Trace" star has signed to appear in ABC's "Americana" as fashion designer Robert Soulter. [THR]

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