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Variety.com is reporting that Portia deRossi has sealed a multi-episode deal with ABC’s “Scandal” when the critically acclaimed series return for its fourth season on Thursday, Sept. 25. On Wednesday afternoon, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: “So annoying when people brag on twitter and that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on ‘Scandal.’ Oops.”

Portia de Rossi
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In 2012, deRossi reprised her role as Lindsay Bluth Funke in the fourth season of “Arrested Development,” which premiered on Netflix on May 26, 2013. So it looks the Australian beauty is ready to really get her Hollywood grind back on.

Ironically, this bit of news comes fresh off the heels of deRossi’s own personal scandalous drama (no pun intended). DeGeneres and the “Ally McBeal” alum are frequent headliners in entertainment news these days amid cheating rumors and an alleged rehab stint.

Michelle Fairley has traded her medieval sci-fy adventure for current day sci-fy mystery. According to TVGuide.com, the former “Game of Thrones” star will show up in Arcadia playing the part of Margaret Langston, Henry and Fred’s formidable mother who has been dead for over 30 years. If her motherly attributes are anything like those seen recently on Fox’s “24: Live Another Day,” then Arcadian residents and viewers may be in for quite a scare. Fairley treated audiences to some heart-pounding moments as a terrorist mom of two on the Jack Bauer thriller. Season two of “Resurrection” returns to ABC on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Justin Timberlake’s bride, actress Jessica Biel will be giving Jess (Zooey Deschanel) some stiff competition on “New Girl” when the show returns for its fourth season in the fall. Biel will play a sexy scientist named Kat who is competing against Jess over the same cute guy. Although the “7th Heaven” alum made a cameo appearance in 2009 on “Saturday Night Live,” Biel has been on hiatus from scripted television programs since the early 2000s, having concentrated more so on films.