TV News: Revenge, SHIELD, Bates, Pines

Justin Hartley (“Smallville”) has scored the pivotal role of Victoria’s long-lost son Patrick in the third season of ABC’s “Revenge”.

The new season begins five months after their reunion and mother and son have reconnected. The character was only seen from behind in the closing minutes of May’s finale. [Source: TV Line]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Joss Whedon says that while Agent Coulson resurrection in the upcoming “Agents of SHIELD” series will be hinted at in the pilot, he plans on taking good time to reveal the truth.

In terms of how the show will fit with the films, Whedon’s brother Jed says “We plan on trying to weave in between the films and try to make them more rewarding on both ends.” [Source: EW]

Bates Motel
Three new characters will be joining A&E’s “Psycho” prequel for its upcoming second season, all of which have connections to Vera Farmiga’s Norma Bates.

The group includes a divorcee and potential love interest for Norma, a socialite who becomes Norma’s first real friend in this town, and Norma’s estranged fortysomething brother. [Source: TV Line]

Wayward Pines
Carla Gugino has scored a leading role in M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge’s ten-episode event series “Wayward Pines” at Fox.

Matt Dillon plays a Secret Service agent who arrives in an Idaho town to find two missing federal agents. His investigation only turns up more questions. Gugino will play his ex-partner in the Secret Service and a resident of Wayward Pines. [Source: The Live Feed]