TVLine Items: Lingo Ends Season Early, The Penguin Adds SOA Vet and More

Lingo is Lingone — but only for the time being.

CBS has announced that the RuPaul Charles-hosted game show will be replaced on Wednesday nights at 9/8c with drama series reruns, starting with FBI: Most Wanted on March 22.

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Survivor opens CBS Wednesdays, while the freshman caper series True Lies closes out the night at 10 pm. Season to date, Survivor has been averaging 4.9 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating (in Live+Same Day numbers), while Lingo has retained barely half of that (2.6 mil/0.4), followed by True Lies‘ 2.8 mil/0.3.

Lingo was recently ordered for a second season, and the remaining four original episodes will be scheduled for next season.

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* Geoff Stults (Enlisted, The Finder) has joined ABC’s The Company You Keep in the recurring role of Simon, Birdie’s (Sarah Wayne Callies) ex-husband, Deadline reports.

* Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) is the latest addition to the ever-growing cast of The Penguin, HBO Max’s Colin Farrell-led spinoff of Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie, Deadline reports. No character details have been revealed.

* Lonnie Chavis (This Is Us‘ tweenage Randall), Rob Morgan (Stranger Things), Ryan O’Nan (Big Sky), Joaquina Kalukango (Lovecraft Country) and Justin Hurtt-Dunkley (Mare of Easttown) have landed recurring roles in Bass Reeves, Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s David Oyelowo-starring series about “the greatest frontier hero in American history.” Deadline has character details.

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