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'Glee' Casts Mike Chang's Parents, Emmy Awards 2011 Lines Up Presenters & More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 6th 2011 7:00PM
Harry Shum JrThis is very good news for those Gleeks hoping our favorite neglected New Directions members will get a little more screen time during Season 3 of 'Glee': Entertainment Weekly reports that two actors have been cast as Mike Chang's parents.

Tamlyn Tomita ('The Joy Luck Club') and Keong Sim ('The Last Airbender') will play parents to newly minted series regular Harry Shum Jr. in the third episode of the new season, which is scheduled to air Oct. 3. Mike Chang gets a back story? Awesome!

Now that Mercedes has a new boyfriend, we can only hope poor Tina won't be pushed to the backburner all year for a disappointing third time.

In other TV news ...

The Emmys are a little less than two weeks away, and the show is firming up its lineup. Announced today as presenters are Ashton Kutcher, Julianna Margulies, Will Arnett, Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler and Sofia Vergara. [THR]

Jay Mohr's got a new gig. The actor will recur on ABC's new sitcom 'Suburgatory' as Cheryl Hines' husband. [Deadline]

Ashley Jones is returning to 'The Bold and the Beautiful.' The actress formerly known as Bridget Forrester will make her debut on Oct. 18. [TV Guide]

'Daily Show' correspondent Larry Wilmore has found a possible new primetime TV home. The comedian/actor will guest star on 'Happy Endings' as the boss of Damon Wayans Jr. in what could become a recurring role. [Vulture]

'Necessary Roughness' star Scott Cohen will fly the friendly skies this fall. The actor has booked a guest arc on 'Pan Am' as a skeevy company higher-up. [EW]

New TNT series 'Perception' is lining up the guest stars for its first season. Neal McDonough and Cary Elwes will appear in episodes when the show premieres next year. [TVLine]

The family of the late Amy Winehouse will be the first guests on 'Anderson.' The new syndicated talk show from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is set to debut Sept. 12. [THR]

Get ready for even more 'Bachelor Pad.' The ABC reality hit will have a super-sized three-hour finale on Sept. 12. [EW]

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