Tube News: Maiara Walsh has a ‘Secret,’ and Vanessa Marcil Returns to ‘General Hospital!’

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Maiara Walsh, 22, a series regular on the hit dramedy, Desperate Housewives, is leaving Wisteria Lane temporarily for a one-episode guest appearance on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Walsh told Latina.com exclusively (spoiler alert!): “I play one of Shailene Woodley’s friends and a fellow teen mother.” The Brazilian actress’s episode will air sometime in August. Walsh isn’t the only Latina actress who booked a guest-starring role this week. TVGuide.com just announced that Mexicana Vanessa Marcil (Beverly Hills, 90210) will reprise her legendary role as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital! Marcil, 41, starred in the hit soap from 1992-2003, and not only was her character Brenda a fan favorite but she won a Daytime Emmy in her last year on the novela. We're sure Marcil is going to bring some major drama to the show! Her first episode airs August 11th.

John Seda is taking shore leave from The Pacific but don't worry, you'll still be able to catch him on the small screen. The Puerto Rican actor, who currently stars as Sgt. John Basilone in the HBO miniseries, has been tapped to guest star on an episode of the USA's, Burn Notice. Seda will play a troubled ex-Marine named Cole (not to be confused with the troubled ex-Marine named Cole that Freddie Prinze Jr. played on 24 this season). And speaking of Freddie, the Puerto Rican actor has landed a guest starring role on Psych. Freddie will play Dennis, Shawn (James Roday) and Gus’s (Dule Hill) old, rich friend who just happens have an unhealthy interest in aliens. Season five of Psych premieres on July 14th.

Finally, Eva Mendes’s brother has landed an acting job. You’re probably thinking: “Wait, Eva Mendes has a brother?” The answer is yes, his name is Carlo Mendes, and he was just cast in a multi-episode arc for NBC’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation.

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