Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Idol's Pia Toscano Sings on Dance, First Look at CSI Ted Danson, and More

Pia Toscano is headed back to Fox to dominate the stage once more. The American Idol castoff is set to perform her new single, “This Time,” on So You Think You Can Dance‘s Aug. 4 results show. Prior to that, Christina Applegate (star of the new NBC comedy Up All Night) will guest-judge the same week’s performance episode.

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

• You’ve no doubt heard that Ted Danson has been cast as Laurence Fishburne’s replacement on CBS’ CSI this fall (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 21). TV Guide Magazine now has a first look at the Emmy winner’s big debut. Check it out here.

• Eliza Dushku sexes up USA Network’s White Collar this coming Tuesday, and The Hollywood Reporter has a preview of the frothy fun. Take a peek here, and sound off below of just how sizzling she and Matt Bomer are onscreen together.

• Also on White Collar: Tom Skerritt will guest in a January episode as Elizabeth’s (Tiffani Thiessen) overprotective father, per TVGuide.com. Bailey Chase (Damages) appears in the same episode as a VP at Sara’s insurance firm who is suspected of stealing a Stradivarius.

Hellcats frontwoman Aly Michalka will guest-star on the Sept. 30 installment of CBS’ CSI: NY as a rocker chick involved in a murder, EW.com reports.

• Friend of TVLine Danny Pudi has tweeted a bit of goodness from the set of NBC’s Community, noting that it was a “great day at school.” Recognize the man to his right? It’s none other than Greendale’s “intense” new professor, played by Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire).

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?