'Rescue Me' vet joins 'Grey's Anatomy'; Shelley Long returns to 'Modern Family'

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"Rescue Me" star Daniel Sunjata is hooking up with "Grey's Anatomy" -- and specifically Chandra Wilson's Bailey. Sunjata begins a recurring part as a nurse who catches Bailey's eye on Dec. 2. [ Fancast]

Shelley Long will reprise her "Modern Family" role as Jay's ( Ed O'Neill) ex-wife in an episode set for early next year. The occasion? Baby Lily's birthday. [ TV Guide]

Striking crew members on "The Biggest Loser" confronted replacement workers who crossed the picket lines at the show's location on Monday (Nov. 15). Filming went on, but it's unclear if on-air stars Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels were on set. [ KTLA]

Amanda Walsh ("Sons & Daughters") has landed the title role in The CW's pilot "Danni Lowinski." She'll play a former hairdresser who worked her way through law school and sets up shop in a mall kiosk. [ Deadline]

A comedy based on the life of ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd is development at CBS. Because it worked so well with "Listen Up," based on "Pardon the Interruption" host Tony Kornheiser. [ The Live Feed]

NBC executive Jeff Gaspin confirmed Monday that he's leaving the network following the NBC-Comcast merger. In a memo to employees, Gaspin says he and Comcast boss Steve Burke "could not agree on an appropriate role for me in the new company." [ Deadline]

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