TVLine Items: Gossip Girl Visits New Girl, The View Honors AMC, Idol Works Blue, and More

Katie Cassidy is ditching Gossip Girl for a New Girl.

The actress will guest-star on an episode of Fox’s new, Zooey Deschanel-starring comedy this fall as a wedding guest who catches the eye of Max Greenfield’s female-challenged Schmidt, E! Online reports.

Cassidy’s other TV credits include Supernatural and the short-lived Melrose Place reboot.

Fox’s New Girl Finds Love With ‘Mac Guy’ Justin Long

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

• Daytime darling Susan Lucci will co-host a special hour of The View that will pay homage to All My Children on Sept. 23, the sudser’s ABC broadcast finale date. Per, Pine Valley faves Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig, and Vincent Irizarry will appear, as well as AMC creator Agnes Nixon and some surprise guests.

SOAPnet To Give All My Children a Grand Send-Off

• Big Brother evictee (and real-life fashion model) Cassi Colvin will guest-star on an October installment of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful as — what else? — a runway-walker named Cassi who helps show off a new fashion line, per

• Jimmy Kimmel Live will pay tribute to the late Frank “Uncle Frank” Potenza with a tribute show set for Tuesday, Sept. 6. The special episode wil highlight Uncle Frank’s greatest JKL moments, which include interviews with Kermit the Frog and Tom Cruise, and will feature a visit from his dear friend, comedian Don Rickles. Potenza died in August at age 77.

How I Met Your Mother: Scoop on Kal Penn’s Role!

• Details surrounding Kal Penn’s new NBC project have surfaced: According to our sister site Deadline, the House alum will play “a key assistant to the U.S. ambassador” in a workplace comedy set at the United Nations.

• The Sopranos vet James Gandolfini is reteaming with HBO to exec-produce and potentially star in Big Dead Place, a comedic drama based in Antarctica, Deadline reports.

• In Renew/Cancel land, Bravo has ordered a second cycle of Pregnant in Heels, while VH1 tells The Hollywood Reporter it has no plans to bring back Audrina Patridge’s Audrina for a sophomore run.

• What happens when country-fried American Idol Carrie Underwood and legendary crooner Tony Bennett team up for a duet on the Season 2 premiere of CBS’ Blue Bloods (airing Sept. 23)? has a peek at the magic here.

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  1. Andy says:

    Love Katie Cassidy.

    • Danielle H. says:

      She was sooo good on the Melrose Place reboot; she needs her own show STAT. Also yay for the Kal Penn show; first I’ve heard about it!

  2. Nichole says:

    Is this The View’s way of apologizing for pimping The Chew?

  3. Captain says:

    LOVE Katie Cassidy and so excited to hear about Cassi Colvin! I LOVED her on Big Brother and was so sad she was evicted so soon.

  4. Mr. M says:

    OMG! I love Katie Cassidy, so excited for New Girl and her episode!

  5. Samantha says:

    I love Katie Cassidy! She was also great in Harper Island.

  6. Jericho227 says:

    Zooey and Katie, 2 of my celeb crushes NICE. Zooey has her own show, can someone give Katie her own show please? Loved her on Supernatural, was mad they decided not to bring her back. She was AWESOME on Harper’s Island and Melrose Place(Yes, I am of the few who liked the MP remake), I need my Katie Cassidy fix and this’ll do for the time being

  7. FrankieT says:

    Audrina’s show was fairly entertaining. Her family was interesting to watch. EXCEPT Audrina Patridge was not on the “Audrina” show! She went through such a drastic reduction before the beginning of 2011 it looked like someone had taken Audrina’s head and put it on someone else’s body. We weren’t seeing the same person we came to know and love on “The Hills.” It was hard to connect with her again. She can do what she wants but it would have been better if she waited to go so flat and droopy until after filming the show. Shapeless, no curves, no cleavage Audrina looked more like a celebrity imposter than the real Audrina. At the very least a little lift and support would have helped. Victoria’s Secret was one of the sponsors they should have given Audrina a supply of Miraculous bras. She can sure use them now. What made her dissect herself and totally remove her unique, adorable curves is very curious.

    Tags: Audrina, Audrina Patridge, VH1, The Hills, MTV, Audrina Patridge Shapeless