While "True Blood" is still taking a seasonal break, Rutina Wesley is crossing the bridge to provide a voice for FOX's "The Cleveland Show". The depicter of Tara Thornton in the vampire series will take a new approach by voicing a girl with "big" qualities.
"I'm playing Cleveland's wife's best friend," Rutina told TV Guide magazine. "They've known each other since they were kids. She has a big butt, big earrings and a real big voice. I love her." Her character is named Yvette and she will appear in the November 15 episode titled "Ladies Night". According to the synopsis, Cleveland is upset when he finds out that Donna is still attending a single mothers' support group.
A spin-off to "Family Guy", "Cleveland Show" has been renewed for a second season last week. With the back nine episodes order, it will return with 13 episodes in Fall 2010 and stay on screen at least until mid 2011.
Meanwhile, "True Blood" will be back on HBO summer 2010 with the third season. Tara has just lost the love of her life, Eggs, who got mistakenly killed by Jason.