Since making the move to Hollywood, Karen Gillan has been scooping up roles in her post-Doctor Who career. She’s appeared in the rom-com Not Another Happy Ending, the horror film Oculus, and now she’s joining the cast of Paul Scheer‘s NTSF:SD:SUV::. The live-action terrorism drama spoof airs on [adult swim] and also stars Rebecca Romijn and an eye-patch-wearing Kate Mulgrew, plus, obviously, Sheer. Deadline reports Gillan will play, “Daisy, the ‘Q’ tech expert of the NTSF:SD:SUV:: world.” NTSF:SD:SUV:: is expected to return in July, and filming has just begun on the show’s third season.

How do you like that? Karen will be back on American TV screens in no time, I know I’ve missed her. And I’m stoked to see her using those comedic chops. I’m also still holding out hope she’ll agree to appear on Inspector Spacetime.

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With Thanksgiving this week, our thoughts will turn to the gift getting holidays soon enough. Yes, all day everyday, it’ll be all we think of. (You know it’s true!)

The Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim is no exception, and fresh from the Bastards’ e-mail inbox comes a reminder that the network has a pair of holiday specials coming up that you might find interesting. Here’s the press release:

Adult Swim stuffs your stocking with two holiday specials this December from NTSF:SD:SUV:: and Robot Chicken.

Thursday, December 6 at 12:15 a.m. (ET, PT): NTSF:SD:SUV:: – “Christmas Activity” – While celebrating Christmas together at Kove’s house, the team is attacked by the evil Alaskan Santa Claus.

Sunday, December 9 at midnight (ET, PT): Robot Chicken Holiday Special – “Robot Chicken’s ATM Christmas Special” – The Robot Chicken Christmas Special has Santa nearly missing Christmas; Kano from Mortal Kombat shares the holidays with Mrs. Cage; Justin Bieber’s new song is bound to be a Christmas hit; The writers give G.I. Joe a very special Christmas.

Sounds like good watching. To set the mood, let’s revisit Robot Chicken’s hilarious opening sequence from last year’s Christmas special, an especially sadistic mash-up of Santa Claus and James Bond.