'True Blood' Promotes Robert Patrick to Series Regular; 'Happy Endings' Nabs RuPaul for Guest Role

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ABC’s Happy Endings is bringing in RuPaul for a guest spot on an upcoming episode. The fabulous host of Logo's RuPaul’s Drag Race will play Max’s new hairdresser. The episode is set to air in early-2013. [TVLine]

Last Resort’s Robert Patrick has a new (old) role. The Terminator 2 actor is returning to HBO’s True Blood as Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) father. He first appeared on the vampire drama on Season 5 for a three-episode arc and will now be added as a series regular for Season 6. [Deadline]

General Hospital is bringing back Meredith Vieira. The former anchor of Today, first appeared on the ABC soap 10 years ago as call-girl Bree Flanders. This time, her character has a much classier career as the senior VP of marketing at CoeCoe cosmetics. She’ll appear on Friday’s episode. [TV Guide]

Betty White is bringing in the big guns for Season 2 of Off Their Rockers. This season, guests will include America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel, The Winner Is host Nick Lachey, Killer Karaoke host Steve-O, and Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards and Camille Grammar from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The second season of Off Their Rockers premieres Jan. 8. [TV Guide]

Ratings for the finale of CBS’ Amazing Race were down 21 percent Sunday night to tie the show’s lowest-rated finale ever with 9.3 million viewers. The holiday special, Disney’s Prep & Landing, aired on ABC on Sunday and was up 27 percent despite only attracting 5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in the ad-coveted demographic. [EW]

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