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Billy Ray Cyrus Books '90210' Role, Melissa McCarthy Working on New Comedy Project & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 19th 2011 6:05PM
Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus is heading to Beverly Hills. Miley's papa will play Judd Ridge, the father of new '90210' character Austin (Justin Deeley).

According to EW, Cyrus' character is a country star. He's really working those acting chops, huh? His episode will air in November.

Cyrus hosts TLC's 'Surprise Homecoming' and is at work on a Syfy reality series about urban legends. His last acting role was in Disney's 'Hannah Montana.'

In other TV news ...

Kevin Jonas will star in his own reality show about married life. Ryan Seacrest is producing the project, which focuses on Jonas and his wife Danielle. [MSN]

Melissa McCarthy is following up her Emmy win with a CBS sitcom. The actress will co-write and produce the project, about a woman in her mid-'50s who has a mid-life crisis, with husband Ben Falcone. [Deadline]

'The June Ambrose Project' is coming to VH1. The half-hour docu-series stars stylist June Ambrose and will follow her as she and her team of assistants work with celebrity clients. [Deadline]

Is Kim Zolciak the new Bethenny Frankel? 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' star is rumored to be working on her own spin-off. [HuffPost Celebrity]

Dean Norris is heading to 'Castle.' The 'Breaking Bad' star will play a hostage negotiator who tries to defuse a bank heist. [TVLine]

Neil Patrick Harris will help 'The Price is Right' celebrate its 40th birthday. Harris will play the game with Snoop Dogg and Jenny McCarthy. [TVLine]

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