More Richardson on Nip/Tuck; Peregrym Not Grim on Reaper

Nip/Tuck fans wondering just what happened to Julia won't have to wait very long to find out.

After months of speculation about whether actor Joely Richardson would return to the drama series, FX has announced that it has concluded a deal that will bring Richardson back for 15 of the 22 episodes of Season Five.

Richardson, who appeared in 11 of 15 episodes of Nip/Tuck last season, had made comments that she would be departing the series in order to spend time with her family, including her daughter, who was believed to be seriously ill. However, Richardson's daughter has since appeared to have recovered.

As for Richardson's character, Julia, she was last seen moving to New York with her daughter Annie and son Conor in the season finale. Just how the series' writers will get Julia and the kids to Los Angeles, site of the new McNamara/Troy offices, remains to be seen.

In other casting news, the CW has announced that it has recast the female lead on fall dramedy series Reaper.

Missy Peregrym (Heroes) will play Bret Harrison's adorable co-worker whom he has a crush on. She replaces Nikki Reed, who played the role in the original pilot.

Peregrym is familiar to many Heroes fans as shape shifter/illusionist Candice Wilmer; she also appeared on Life As We Know It.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.