TVLine Items: NBC Cuts Chase, Castle Soaps Up, and Other TV News to Know

And Kelli Giddish fans live to mourn another day….

NBC has officially pulled Chase from its lineup after weeks up plummeting ratings, most recently in its new Wednesdays-at-9 time slot. (A solid Minute to Win It lead-in couldn’t even boost their numbers.) But at least Chase isn’t alone — just last week the network sort of pulled the plug on The Cape.

That’s a Wrap: The Cape’s Season Is Cut Short

Ready for more TV tidbits? Well…

• As TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich first reported last week, Castle will air a soap opera murder mystery episode titled “One Life to Lose,” (clever!) and TV Guide Magazine has revealed some of the real-life soap stars stopping by the ep.

Exclusive: Castle Lathers Up With a Soap Star-Studded Murder Mystery

All My Children‘s Rebecca Budig and Cameron Mathison, onetime Young and the Restless star Corbin Bernsen, and Jane Seymour will guest on the March 21 episode. Great casting, no?

• Speaking of soap stars, All My Children alum Jesse McCartney has signed on to star in Locke & Key, a new Fox pilot, per Deadline. McCartney will play the eldest son in the thriller.

Renewal Scorecard: Which of Your Faves Will Return?

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills pariah Camille Grammer will appear in an upcoming episode of $#*! My Dad Says, says TV Guide, as — what else? — a divorced reality starlet named Camille.

• Check out this clip of Florence and the Machine being their awesome selves on Monday’s Gossip Girl.

• If you’ve fallen behind on the best new show of the year, Showtime is shamelessly showing a Shameless mini-thon! Catch all four episodes starting at 5/4c this Saturday, February 5.

The Shield alum Glen Mazzara has officially signed on as writing executive producer of The Walking Dead, three months after the smash-hit series suddenly disbanded its entire writing staff. Deadline reports that Mazzara will put together a team of approximately five additional writers.

• The Real Housewives of New York was set to premiere February 22, but Bravo suddenly pulled it from the lineup Thursday and replaced it with the new Real Housewives of Miami — which the New York Daily News says been ready to air for awhile. Even stranger? No explanation for the sudden switcharoo was given, even though the RHONY promos have already been airing on Bravo over the past month.

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