'Law & Order: SVU' signs Maria Bello, Betty White gets more 'Cleveland' suitors

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Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello will guest on two episodes of "Law & Order: SVU" this season. She'll play the subject of one of Benson's ( Mariska Hargitay) investigations. [ TV Guide]

Betty White will have two guys fighting over her on "Hot in Cleveland." Tim Conway will play a romantic rival to Carl Reiner on the July 28 episode; "Ugly Betty's" Mark Indelicato and Kid in the Hall Dave Foley will guest in August. [ TV Land]

Syfy has greenlit a two-hour movie called "Red Faction: Origins," based on the THQ video game series and timed to premiere in March, when the next installment of the game franchise goes on sale. [ Syfy]

Funny or Die's video "Undercover Karaoke with Jewel" may make the leap from Internet sensation to TV show. The FoD team is pitching it to networks. [ Deadline.com]

A writer who claimed the idea for ABC's reality show "Shaq Vs." was stolen from him has reached a six-figure settlement with the show's producers. [ TMZ]

"Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver is hosting TV.com's Now Awards, which will hand out trophies for things like "Best Performance of a Non-Human Character" and "Coolest Crime-Solving Duo" on Friday (July 23) in San Diego during Comic-Con. [ TV.com]

"The Good Wife" is getting a new partner for Lockhart & Gardner -- Michael Ealy will join the cast as Derrick Bond, a lawyer from Washington D.C. who will clash with Will and Diane. [ TV Guide]

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