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'Melissa and Joey' Scoop: Details on Vivica A. Fox's Guest Role, Lawrence Brothers Reunion

by Breia Brissey, posted Mar 12th 2011 11:15AM
Melissa and JoeyWhen 'Melissa and Joey' returns from hiatus -- mark those calendars, it returns June 29! -- some mighty big names will be joining the cast, including the Lawrence brothers. It's now appropriate to let out a collective "Whoa!"

That's not all: Vivica A. Fox along with some other familiar TV faces will stop by the hit sitcom. Series stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence hit the red carpet of ABC Family's Upfront presentation and they weren't shy about dishing details.

"We do have some really great guest stars. We're going to have have Vivica Fox," Hart told TV Squad. "And one of my favorite things that we do this season is that Joey's ex-wife comes back a few times. That's fun."

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News Roundup: Ryan Murphy Teases 'Glee' Guests, Julie Bowen Talks 'Modern Family' Musical and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2010 6:00PM
Jonathan GroffRyan Murphy is at it again. He's talking 'Glee' every chance he gets, only this time it's on a subject we care about: Jonathan Groff's return.

The 'Glee' boss told E! Online that Groff won't be around soon. "Jon Groff is definitely coming back next year," Murphy said. "Next calendar year. He's not available until January, but he'll be in the back [nine] episodes of this season."

As for the hyped post-Super Bowl episode, Murphy said he doesn't want to do something people expect. Rumors have swirled around Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, but Murphy told E! that he doesn't know what he wants.

Cast members also told E! that they heard Murphy was planning an episode to respond to the recent gay suicide epidemic.

In other TV news ...

Ron Moore is reportedly working on a reboot of 'The Wild Wild West.' The man responsible for Syfy's successful 'Battlestar Galactica' reboot is said to be in the early stages of writing a new version of the 1960s western. Too early to name networks or pretty much anything. [Ausiello Files]

HBO is developing a new comedy with Kevin Bacon. The actor, who is executive producing, may also star on the country club comedy based on Clint McCown's book, 'Member-Guest.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Is a 'Modern Family' musical episode on the way? If it is, Julie Bowen doesn't want to be a part of it. The cast recently took the stage a charity event with Bowen as host, but don't expect the star to belt a tune soon. While she said many of the other actors are musically inclined, she is not. "I could be in a coma and be imagining the whole thing in my head," she said. "It's an option." [TV Guide]

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'Idol' Deja Vu: Season 9 Contestants and Their Previous 'AI' Doppelgangers

by AOL TV Staff, posted Feb 19th 2010 5:05PM
Aaron Kelly and David Archuleta
When the ninth season of 'American Idol' kicked off this January, it was clear that the magic that's made 'AI' one of the highest-rated shows in TV history remained untarnished. But, of course, nearly a decade into the show's run, a few familiarities were inevitable. Some of 'AI''s nearly 28 million viewers may have had a sense of déjà vu after being introduced to season 9's new hopefuls, noting that they seemed eerily similar to past season's contestants ... and we don't mean "Bikini Boy" vs. Bikini Girl.

We've handicapped the remaining contestants' and recent castoffs' chances for pop success based on the qualities that remind us of some of our favorite past winners and wannabes.

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