TVLine Items: Mister Rogers Revival, Darren Criss (Officially) Broadway Bound, and More

It’s a beautiful day, indeed. PBS is reviving the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood franchise nearly a decade after the original kiddie series ended. The new animated spinoff, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, will feature characters from the original live-action series, though each is now grown with preschool-aged children of his or her own. The offshoot is set to bow in fall 2012.

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

• It’s official: Glee‘s Darren Criss will succeed Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed With Business Without Really Trying. The self-proclaimed Hogwarts fanatic will appear in a limited, three-week engagement of the production following Radcliffe’s curtain call on Jan. 1, 2012. As previously reported, this will require Criss to miss at least one-and-a-half episodes of Glee‘s coming season.

• Serena Van Der Woodsen’s wayward dad has turned up… in Oahu. According to, William Baldwin has landed a multi-episode arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 (returning Monday, Sept. 19) as a corrupt former homicide detective who sets his sights on Grace Park’s sassy Kono.

• Drew Powell will return this season to TNT’s Leverage as Jack Hurley, the rehabbed philanthropist who just can’t stay out of trouble. He first played the character during Season 1.

The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is set to executive-produce a new karaoke bar-based comedy pilot for NBC.

• As previously announced, Star Trek‘s Kate Mulgrew will guest-star on the upcoming season of Syfy’s Warehouse 13, and TV Guide Magazine has your first look at the former Captain Kathryn Janeway in action. Take a peek here.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (11)

  • Here’s hoping Criss gets a permanent Broadway role. He’s much better suited to stage acting and I’d love to not see him on Glee anymore.

    Comment by Marcus – August 1, 2011 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was on jury duty w/Kate Mulgrew. She is a scream.

    Comment by JessieJay – August 1, 2011 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ditto, Marcus.

    A little Criss goes a LONNNNNG way. I’m not excited to see him become a Glee regular.

    Comment by jrs – August 1, 2011 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh, more people being added to H5O?!

    Comment by Linda – August 1, 2011 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The haters always have nothing better to do. Darren Criss is on Broadway bitches move to the left and stay there.

    Comment by Barb – August 1, 2011 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Billy Baldwin will fit right in to H50. Great casting.

    Comment by Sarah – August 1, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The trolley is going to have baby trolleys?

    Comment by raelee514 – August 1, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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