Daily: White Collar, Torchwood, Pysch, Rookie Blue and More!

Here’s your Daily for 7/11/2011.

Dylan Baker will guest star on an episode of White Collar. Baker will play Andy Woods, a ruthless financier with ties to a drug cartel who is suspected of embezzling from his daughter’s elite private school.

ABC Family announced that it has ordered a second season of Melissa & Joey that stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.

Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Monkey Productions are launching a new YouTube live-action-meets-stop-motion animated series called Stoopid Monkey. Two episodes of series will premiere every Friday beginning this week for 10 weeks on YouTube.com/StoopidMonkey.

Rookie Blue has been picked up for a 3rd season.

The season four premiere of the CW’s 90210 will feature a performance by the Trinidad-born rapper-singer Theophilus London.

Michelle Krusiec is joining the Fox thriller Fringe. What her role will be is unclear as producers are tight lipped on the matter.

Harry Smith joins NBC News as a correspondent contributing to the network’s upcoming primetime newsmagazine to be hosted by Brian Williams. Smith had worked for CBS News since 1986.

Torchwood’s Starz premiere numbers are in and are pretty strong, but should we be worried? The new international version of the UK hit opened to 1.5 million viewers on Friday night across two airings. Through the full weekend, Miracle pulled down 2 million viewers. These are the same numbers as Starz’s Camelot, which was recently canceled after one season.

Supernatural‘s Alona Tal has joined FX’s superhero pilot Powers.

Mariana Klaveno has joined Dexter. She’ll portray Carissa Morris, a professor at Florida University. She’ll likely be a colleague of Edward James Olmos’ murderous character, also a professor on season six.

Friday Night Lights will start airing on ESPN and ESPN Classic. Beginning on July 12th, ESPN will air the series’ first two episodes back-to-back in primetime, and then roll out a marathon of season one episodes two days later on sister channel ESPN classic. ESPN’s Texas-focused net, the Longhorn Network, will also be airing the show’s five season run.

Jennifer Finnigan, who was recently cast in USA’s pilot Wild Card, will be guest starring on Pysch as Barbie, a comely con woman whose partner in crime is Jason Priestley.

Is Terra Nova doomed? First, the premiere was pushed back, now it seems the first season will be a short one, for budgetary reasons. Instead of a full order, Terra Nova will receive just a 13 episode first season. If budget is an issue in the first season, how will this show ever make it?

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