Katee Sackhoff lands 'CSI' job, Freddy Krueger scares up 'Chuck' cameo

katee_sackhoff-csi-casting.jpgLots of good snacks tonight -- especially for fans of obscure sci-fi alums finding new TV gigs.

"Battlestar Galactica" vet Katee Sackhoff doesn't stay unemployed for long. After last season's turn on "24," and an upcoming return to "Big Bang Theory," she'll head to "CSI" for a guest role -- three years after CBS reportedly shot down producers' attempts to cast her as a replacement for Jorja Fox. [ The Wrap]

The Paley Center for Media is firming up plans for its upcoming entrance into the awards circuit. Its new, potentially Emmy-threatening television kudo-fest will make its debut in New York, in May 2012, conveniently timed to upfront presentations. [ Deadline]

Robert Englund, the frequent TV guest star best known for originating the role of Freddie Kreuger, just signed up for the Halloween episode of "Chuck," playing an evil scientist. [ EW]

Remember handsome Sean Maher, who played Summer Glau's older brother on Joss Whedon's "Firefly?" Well, according to his Twitter, he's joining the cast of ABC Family's "Make It or Break It" for the next season. Hopefully he makes it. [ Twitter]

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