TVLine Items: SNL's Will Forte Stays Up All Night, Thrones, Fringe Casting Scoop, and More

Saturday Night Live vet Will Forte is set to visit Will Arnett on Lorne Michaels’ new NBC comedy Up All Night.

According to Vulture, the recurring 30 Rock funnyman will appear in the series’ fourth episode as a mellow surfer dude-dad who bonds over parenthood with Arnett’s character at a kiddie park. There’s no word if Forte will also share scenes with his former SNL co-star (and Up All Night regular) Maya Rudolph, but we can dream!

The guest spot will reunite Arnett and Forte, who previously appeared together as doofy siblings (pictured above) in 2007′s big-screen flop, The Brothers Solomon. (Yeah, you probably didn’t see it.)

Up All Night debuts Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10/9c on NBC.

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• The Game of Thrones cast keeps growing and growing. Lucian Msamati (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) is the latest thesp to join the HBO drama’s Season 2 ensemble as Salladhor Saan, “a mercenary pirate pledged to…Stannis,” per EW.com.

• Character actor Arye Gross (Castle, Medium) will appear as a scientist in the fifth episode of Fringe‘s upcoming season, per TVGuide.com. The supernatural series returns to Fox on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c.

• More good news for Boy Meets World alums! Anthony Tyler Quinn (who played beloved teacher Mr. Turner on ABC’s TGIF staple) will visit ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars during the second half of Season 2 (airing in early 2012), EW.com reports. The actor will play an old friend of Aria’s dad Byron (played by Chad Lowe). Earlier this week, the Boy himself, Ben Savage, landed a role on Fox’s Bones.

• Speaking of Bones and Chad Lowe, TVLine has learned that the actor will direct another installment of the Fox drama this January during his PLL hiatus.

• NBC’s America’s Got Talent has season-ending musical guest-star fever! Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31, special performers will include David Guetta with Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, Tony Bennett with Queen Latifah, as well as Susan Boyle, Def Leppard, Il Divo, Season 5 winner Michael Grimm, AGT finalist Jackie Evancho, and Cirque du Soleil’s Iris.

• HBO has announced premiere dates for an animated fave and a new Aussie import: The Life and Times of Tim will return with its 10-episode third season on Monday, Dec. 19; and Angry Boys, from Summer Heights High creator Chris Lilley, debuts Monday, Dec. 5.

• Malcolm McDowell (Entourage) and Nicholas Lea (Kyle XY) have been cast in The Philadelphia Experiment, Syfy’s modern-day update of the 1984 time travel tale, per EW.com.

Gene Simmons: Family Jewels will now return to A&E with a new season on Tuesday, Oct. 4, as opposed to the previously announced Sept. 6 premiere date.

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5 Comments
  1. TJ. Church says:

    Lorne Michaels is slowly taking over NBC!

  2. Lauren says:

    Nicholas Lea (Kyle XY) – really? Really?

  3. Katy says:

    I will always and forever remember Nicholas Lea as Krychec from the X Files, a role he was amazing in!

  4. sandra says:

    lol with lauren – i was reading that and thought the exact same thing. Nicholas Lea – the ratman himself – associated first with Kyle XY??? wow.

  5. really cannot wait for up all night!