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Casting scoops: 'Ugly Betty,' 'Burn Notice,' and 'Californication'

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Hasselbeckdonovanwitt_l_3What would a Monday Wednesday Thursday Tuesday be without a fresh batch of exclusive casting scoops? A pretty dull Monday Wednesday Thursday Tuesday!

•    Burn Notice has tapped Michael Weston — the real Michael Weston — to guest star opposite Jeffrey Donovan (aka the fake Michael Westen) in a season 3 episode. Weston (the real one from House and Six Feet Under) will play Spencer, an unbalanced MIT grad who turns to Westen (the fake one) when he uncovers a plot to sell the names of undercover spies. Dude thinks aliens are behind it, hence the unbalanced part.

•    One-time Law & Order: CI detective Alicia Witt will guest star as a sexy gynecologist that Hank (David Duchovny) crushes on in the upcoming third season of Californication. Additionally, In Treatment‘s Embeth Davidtz has been cast as the wife of Peter Gallagher’s dean in 10 episodes of the Showtime dramedy.

•    An Ugly Betty source confirms that polar-opposite View hostesses Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will play themselves in the May 21 season finale. Here’s the set-up: Daniel is invited to appear as a guest to discuss the latest issue of Mode magazine… or so he thinks. The ladies quickly turn the tables and start grilling him about his dying girlfriend. BTW, if you haven’t heard, Betty‘s returning one week earlier on April 30!! Also, SNL‘s Rachel Dratch appears in this episode as a Mode staffer!! Why the hell am I screaming?!