Drea de Matteo back on 'Sons of Anarchy'; 'Homeland' loses a regular

drea-de-matteo-gi.jpgSeason 6 of "Sons of Anarchy" will feature more of Jax's ex-wife, Wendy, whether Jax likes it or not.

Drea de Matteo will reprise her role as Wendy -- whom Jax ( Charlie Hunnam) injected heroin into late last year after she threatened his family -- in the coming season, TVLine reports. She's set to appear in several episodes.

Season 5 left off with Tara ( Maggie Siff) being arrested as an accessory to murder in Otto's (creator Kurt Sutter) killing of a prison nurse. Perhaps Wendy can lend a hand with the kids?

More TV news and notes:

- David Marciano is no longer part of the regular cast of "Homeland," although he may still recur as Virgil on the show's third season. With Brody ( Damian Lewis) now on the run and the storytelling shift that implies, Carrie ( Claire Danes) may not need Virgil's surveillance services as much anymore. [ Deadline]

- History is looking to the American Revolution for its next miniseries, following the runaway success of "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible." The cable channel is developing a project called "Sons of Liberty" that will focus on several key players in the Revolutionary War, including John Adams, John Hancock, Samuel Adams and Benedict Arnold. [ Hollywood Reporter]

- Patricia Arquette will have a recurring part of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" next season. She's set to play Sally Wheet, the owner of a speakeasy in Florida who butts heads with Nucky ( Steve Buscemi) and his Atlantic City crew. [ Deadline]

- Rapper Riff Raff, who many people (including him) see as an inspiration for James Franco's character in "Spring Breakers," is guest-starring on "One Life to Live" shortly after its online launch. In the episode scheduled to debut May 7, he'll play "Jamie Franko," an art dealer who is pretty obviously modeled on the shady "General Hospital" character Franco played a couple of years ago. Meta! [ EW]
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