TVLine Items: House Vet to Good Wife, Big Bang Mom Returns, LUX Boss' New Show, and More

Not unlike his former co-star Lisa Edelstein, House‘s Peter Jacobson (aka Dr. Taub) is dropping by CBS’ The Good Wife this fall. Might the two cross paths in the courtroom?

Unfortunately, they will not. Jacobson will appear in Good Wife‘s Season 3 premiere (airing Sunday, Sept. 25 sans Edelstein), where his character will be involved in the trial of a Muslim student accused of murdering his Jewish classmate.

In other Good Wife news, Vulture blog reports that Broadway star Bill Heck has been cast as the “much younger Legal Aid” — and potential love interest! — to Christine Baranski’s Diane.

And in other Baranski news, the actress will reprise her role as Leonard’s emotionally-stifled mother in the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory, airing Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c.

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

• Friend of TVLine (and creator of The CW’s short-lived Life Unexpected) Liz Tigelaar is reteaming with LUX exec producers Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile on The Joneses, a drama series in development for ABC based on a 2009 indie starring Demi Moore. Joneses tells the story of a seemingly average family that’s not really a family at all, but rather stealth marketers working product integration into everyday life. Tigelaar’s writing skills will also be on display on ABC’s much-anticipated fall fantasy Once Upon a Time.

• New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre will guest-star on the Oct. 14 installment of CBS’ CSI: NY as “a man that ends up in a shooting” that involves one of the Crime Scene team members, per EW.com. Hmm, could it be this shooting…?

• C’mon, get happy! So You Think You Can Dance/American Idol exec producer Nigel Lythgoe is in talks with The CW to develop a Partridge Family-esque singing competition series, TV Guide Magazine reports.

• Carla Gugino (Sin City) has landed the lead in TNT’s Hide, an upcoming telepic based on Lisa Gardner’s crime novel about a Boston detective’s search for six missing women, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Looking to own every single episode of Law & Order ever — even though you can always find one airing on various cable channels? Well, you’re in luck. On Nov. 8, all 20 seasons of the NBC legal drama will be available in a nice, not-so-little, 104-disc (!) package, and for a pretty penny: $699.99! Or you can pre-order now now on Amazon for the discounted cost of $489.99.

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