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'Happy Endings' Pairs Up Michael McKean and Megan Mullally

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 29th 2011 12:00PM
Michael McKean, Megan Mullally Happy EndingsMichael McKean and Megan Mullally are dating ... on 'Happy Endings.'

According to TVLine, McKean has been cast as Dave's dad. When he comes to town, he'll be joined by Penny's Mom, Dana, played by Megan Mullally. Could Dave and Penny become step-siblings!?

The episode is set to air in early 2012. This is Mullally's second guest appearance on the series. Her character made her debut in an early October episode. Dana and Penny performed a mother-daughter duet to 'Torn.'

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Sherry Stringfield Books TNT Movie, Louis C.K. Returning to 'Parks & Rec' and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 28th 2011 6:55PM
Sherry Stringfield Hornet's Nest'ER' veteran Sherry Stringfield will co-star opposite Virginia Madsen in TNT's 'Hornet's Nest.'

Based on the Patricia Cornwell novel, the film will be part of TNT's Mystery Movie Night and debut spring 2012. Madsen will play police chief Judy Hammer and Stringfield will play her top deputy, Virigina West. The two make a serial killer their top priority.

Robbie Amell plays reporter Andy Brazil, Michael Boatman co-stars as Richard Panesa and Michael Silver rounds out the cast as Hammer's deputy chief, Adam Goode. Hammer pairs Stringfield's character up with Brazil's cub reporter, causing some friction.

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Kathryn Hahn Joins 'Parks and Recreation' (Just Like AOL TV Suggested)

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 28th 2011 3:35PM
Kathryn Hahn Joins Parks and RecreationFormer 'Free Agents' star Kathryn Hahn will appear on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' ... just like AOL TV suggested.

According to TVLine, Hahn will appear in multiple episodes of 'Parks and Rec' as a member of Leslie's opponent's political team. 'Parks' executive producer Mike Schur took to Twitter to correct the casting misinformation.

"Small point of clarity: Katherine Hahn is doing an arc on #ParksandRec, but she is *not* Leslie's opponent. We're thrilled to have her!" [sic]

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Dana Delany Returning to 'Desperate Housewives' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 23rd 2011 1:30PM
Dana DelanyDana Delany is returning to Wisteria Lane.

The 'Body of Proof' star will reprise her 'Desperate Housewives' role before the series finale. According to TVLine, Andrea Bowen and Kyle MacLachlan will also return to the nighttime soap.

No episode counts have been given for any of the stars.

When viewers last saw Delany's Katherine, she was leaving town with her girlfriend (Julie Benz).

"Had dinner w/ Marc Cherry and YES hope to return to @DesperateABC this spring," Delany tweeted.

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DC Comics Hero 'Booster Gold' Coming to Syfy and More TV News

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 22nd 2011 7:00PM
booster gold syfyIf it worked for 'Smallville,' then surely 'Booster Gold' has a shot, right? Syfy has reportedly orded a pilot script for a one-hour drama based on the popular DC Comics franchise, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Greg Berlanti ('Brothers & Sisters') will serve as an executive producer for the superhero project, while 'Fringe's Andrew Kreisberg will write the pilot and executive produce. Berlanti and Kreisberg last collaborated on ABC's 'Eli Stone.'

As die-hard DC Comics fans know, the series will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back in time to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest superhero of all time. However, his priorities are a little off. Instead of chasing criminals, his main priority is chasing fame and money. Booster Gold will soon realize that being a superhero means that you actually need to do a little work.

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Ewan McGregor Heading to TV for HBO's 'The Corrections'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 22nd 2011 2:00PM
Ewan McGregor The CorrectionsEwan McGregor on TV? Weekly? Yes, please! The film star is set to co-star in HBO's 'The Corrections' pilot.

According to Deadline, McGregor will play Chip, the middle child of a elderly Midwestern couple (played by Chris Cooper and Diane Wiest). Based on the Jonathan Frazen book, the show follows the troubles of Cooper and Wiest's characters and their three adult children throughout time as they age. McGregor's character is an academic who becomes an employee of a crime boss after he loses his tenure-track position following an affair with a student.

Frazen co-wrote the script with Baumbach. Baumbach is attached to direct the pilot.

Cooper recently told Moviefone he's looking forward to the project.

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Kimberly McCullough Leaves 'General Hospital,' Conan O'Brien Books 'Web Therapy' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 22nd 2011 10:25AM
Kimberly McCullough Leaves General HospitalKimberly McCullough is leaving 'General Hospital.'

According to Soap Opera Digest, McCullough will be seen on the ABC soap until early 2012. McCullough joined 'General Hospital' in 2005. The actress intends to pursue directing.

"Expect a poignant and must watch storyline for Robin and Patrick," a show rep told Soap Opera Digest.

McCullough's exit comes hot on the heels of Jonathan Jackson's departure. The veteran 'GH' player will leave the soap in December.

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Elisabeth Shue Will Replace Marg Helgenberger On 'CSI' and More TV News

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 18th 2011 5:30PM
Elisabeth ShueOscar nominee Elisabeth Shue is joining the cast of CBS' flagship procedural 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' as a replacement for Marg Helgenberger, Deadline reports.

Shue, whom CBS has allegedly been courting for years, is set to become the new female lead opposite Ted Danson, who in turn replaced original cast-member William Petersen last year. Shue will play a new investigator who joins the team amid rumors that D.B. Russell (Danson) fired her when she worked for him in Seattle. Fresh from an anger management course, we expect tensions to flare between Shue's character and her new-old boss.

Helgenberger will no longer be a regular after this season, but she is expected to make occasional guest appearances. Shue's first episode will air on Feb. 15.

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Greg Kinnear Heading to 'Modern Family,' 'SNL' Books Steve Buscemi & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 17th 2011 6:30PM
Greg Kinnear Modern FamilyGreg Kinnear is going to spend some time with the Dunphys. According to EW, Kinnear will guest star as Tad, Phil's new business partner.

In his first sitcom gig since 'Friends,' Kinnear's Tad is described as a "successful" and "athletic" real estate broker. Phil is impressed by his new friend, but Claire is ... well, Claire.

No airdate has been set.

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'Ugly Betty' Star Heads to 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'The Secret Circle' Adds Two Bad Boys & More Casting News

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 16th 2011 6:30PM
how i met your mother barney Looks like things might be looking up for our poor Barney.

'Ugly Betty' star Becki Newton is joining 'How I Met Your Mother' as a potential love interest for Neil Patrick Harris' brokenhearted Barney, reports TVLine. Newton will have a recurring role throughout the show's seventh season.

Newton's character Quinn will be a rebound for Barney, after he broke up with Nora (Nazanin Boniadi) and was rejected by Robin (Cobie Smulders).

Barney's new lady will make her debut in January.

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'Smallville' Star Brings Wonder Woman to 'Harry's Law,' James Wolk Finds 'Happy Endings' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 16th 2011 10:50AM
Erica Durance Wonder Woman Harry's Law'Smallville' actress Erica Durance will guest star on 'Harry's Law' as Wonder Woman ... sort of.

According to TVLine, Durance will appear in a Season 2 episode of 'Harry's Law' as a "psychologically infirm" woman who thinks she's the DC Comics character. In her Wonder Woman persona, Durance's character seeks revenge on those who commit domestic abuse.

Durance will appear in the 11th episode of 'Harry's Law,' which does not have an airdate yet.

Audiences may recall NBC produced a pilot for a new Wonder Woman series from 'Harry's Law' creator David E. Kelley. The pilot never made it to series.

No word on whether Durance will don the iconic ensemble.

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The Situation Lands 'Suburgatory' Role, 'True Blood' Adds Series Regular and More Casting News

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 15th 2011 7:30PM
the situation on suburgatoryCiao Seaside! The Situation is leaving the shore and headed to the suburbs.

Our favorite juicehead gorilla, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will guest-star on ABC's hit new comedy 'Suburgatory,' reports TV Guide.

The Situation will play himself, and we can't wait to see him and Noah (Alan Tudyk) compare tans. The 'Jersey Shore' star will somehow end up in the suburbs, where he'll serve as the fist-pumping DJ at Tessa's (Jane Levy) school dance.

Sorrentino's acting debut will air sometime next year.

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Kelsey Grammer Returning to '30 Rock,' Megan Mullally Books 'Up All Night' & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 14th 2011 7:30PM
Kelsey Grammer 30 RockThe Best Friends Gang is getting back together on '30 Rock.'

According to TV Guide, 'Boss' star Kelsey Grammer will return to '30 Rock' and reunite with Kenneth and Jenna for a scam. Grammer previously guest starred as himself in the Season 5 episode 'Reaganing.' In the Season 5 episode, the trio scammed Carvel.

The Season 6 episode will feature a bigger scam, Grammer told TV Guide. Look for the former 'Frasier' star to pants Pete (Scott Adsit).

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'Twilight' Star Joins 'Pan Am,' 50 Cent Books Fox Role and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 11th 2011 5:30PM
Ashley Greene'Twilight' star Ashley Greene has joined the cast of 'Pan Am.' According to EW, Alice Cullen Greene will appear in three episodes of the ABC drama.

Greene will play a debutante who has a connection to Ted (Michael Mosley). Look for the actress to make her debut in the Dec. 5 episode, 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.'

'Pan Am' has yet to receive a full season order. The network ordered more scripts of the freshman drama, but ABC is playing a wait and see game with the ratings.

Want more 'Pan Am' scoop? Check out our interviews with the stars about the Nov. 13 episode.

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Danica McKellar, Apolo Ohno Will Take on 'Tasmanian Devil'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 11th 2011 11:30AM
Danica McKellar, Apolo Ohno Tasmanian Devil'Wonder Years' star Danica McKellar is teaming up with Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Ohno for 'Tasmania Devil,' a new Syfy original flick.

The Syfy movie will see base jumpers get pursued by grizzly bear-sized Tasmanian Devils who were created to protect the Tasmanian national park land from intruders.

The movie also stars 'Jericho' actor Kenneth Mitchell. It begins production in Canada later this month with a 2012 premiere in place.

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