TVLine Items: Jon Hamm's Poor Decisions, Eureka Gets Animated, Grey's Scoop, and More

Renowned “Analrapist” Tobias Fünke is about to come face-to-face with ad man Don Draper. Mad Men’s Jon Hamm is set to recur on the second season of the IFC original series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The actor will appear opposite onetime Arrested Development bros-in-law David Cross and Will Arnett in five of the next cycle’s six episodes, premiering in January 2012.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Syfy’s Eureka is getting animated this December with a special holiday installment featuring the voices of Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons, Battlestar Galactica‘s Edward James Olmos, and Saturday Night Live‘s Chris Parnell.

• Shonda Rhimes tells TV Guide Magazine that when Grey’s Anatomy returns on Thursday, Sept. 22, Derek will be seen working on his and Mer’s dream house, into which they might finally (!) move by season’s end. Also on the horizon for the ABC medical drama: A giant sinkhole in a Seattle street causes much havoc during the season premiere, and frequent Grey’s director Debbie Allen is eying the role of Jackson’s mom.

* Entourage‘s Rex Lee already has his next gig lined up: Per Deadline, he is joining the new ABC comedy Suburgatory, playing the high school guidance counselor of single dad Jeremy Sisto’s teen daughter.

• Reed Diamond (Franklin & Bash) will guest star on CBS’ The Mentalist (Season 4 premieres Sept. 22) as a CBI agent supervising an investigation with Robin Tunney’s Lisbon, reports.

* Cowboys & Aliens helmer Jon Favreau will direct Wednesday night’s episode of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

• Science Channel has picked up Trek Nation, a Star Trek documentary from Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod, per TV Guide Magazine. The doc is timed to the 45th anniversary of the cult classic’s first feature in October.

• Songstress Beyonce will perform her new single, “Best Thing I Never Had,” on ABC’s The View on Thursday, July 28.

• TV Guide Network is developing a new series, titled Hollywood Moms’ Club, starring Days of Our Lives‘ Alison Sweeney and Fastlane‘s Ali Landry. The two will host monthly potluck dinners with industry gal-pal’s like Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna.

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  1. Adriaan says:

    Re: Reed Diamond; I haven’t seen him on Franklin&Bash, but my god was he amazing on Dollhouse!

  2. Chud says:

    Star Trek The Original Series Debuted September 8, 1966…so the documentary is timed for the 45th anniversary of the SERIES…..the first FEATURE Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiered December 7, 1979….so only 32 years. Yeah…I’m a geek. Just wanted to correct things….

  3. Jess says:

    I’m trying to think if there is anything I would want to watch less than Hollywood Mom’s Club.

    • Chelsea says:

      This. I’d rather watch a Jersey Shore marathon dubbed by people screaming in alternating Russian and Spanish.

  4. Vanny says:

    Great, Eureka gets an animated special, yet they take so long to bring back the actual series….

  5. Adam Newland says:

    I enjoy Franklin & Bash, but I feel like Reed Diamond is underutilized in his role. That man is a solid actor, which is more than you can say for most of the show’s cast. Carmen and Pindar are essentially useless to the show, but they take screen time away from more creditable actors like Diamond, Gosselaar, and Meyer.

  6. Jessica says:

    I love Debbie Allen, but I just cannot see her playing Jackson’s mother.