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Casting News: 'Glee' Poised to Promote Darren Criss, Bonnie Franklin to Guest on 'Hot in Cleveland' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2010 4:30PM
Darren Criss on 'Glee'Looks like our "Teenage Dream" is becoming a reality: Darren Criss is in talks to join 'Glee' as a series regular.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Criss was first cast on a recurring basis, but after last night's gay bullying episode, he may be sticking around full-time.

If all goes according to plan, look for Criss' Blaine to be a series regular at the start of season 3.

In other casting news ...

Malcolm-Jamal Warner will guest star on 'Community.' The 'Cosby Show' veteran will play Shirley's ex-husband. [Entertainment Weekly]

Trevor Donovan will guest star on 'CSI.' The '90210' star will show up as a casino actor who claims to have been mugged. Carrot Top will appear in the episode as himself. [Zap2It]

Bonnie Franklin has been tapped to guest star on TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland.' Franklin, who costarred alongside Valerie Bertinelli on 'One Day at a Time,' will also be joined in season 2 by Melanie Griffith, Wayne Knight, Illeana Douglas, John Schneider, Jack Wagner and David Starzyk. [Entertainment Weekly]

Catherine Bell will star in an original Lifetime movie from Sony TV and Gale Anne Hurd. 'Close Quarters' follows Abby, a wife and mother who has hidden her secret and dark military past. The past comes back to haunt her when her husband is kidnapped. [Deadline Hollywood]

Tisha Campbell-Martin and Chris Payne Gilbert have joined the cast of 'Exit 19.' The Lifetime police drama pilot also stars Ally Walker. [Deadline Hollywood]

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