TVLine Items: Maura Tierney Reports for Office Duty, Glee Project Open Casting Call and More

Maura Tierney is going back to her workplace comedy roots.

The former NewsRadio leading lady will guest star on The Office as the wife of James Spader’s character, Sabre-Dunder Mifflin CEO Robert California, Zap2it reports.

Tierney is currently booked for just one episode, slated to air in late November or early December.

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

• Oxygen has announced a casting call for Season 2 of The Glee Project. The search for the next Glee star begins online today and will feature a multi-city open casting call starting in November. Meanwhile, TV Guide Magazine has the first look at one of Season 1′s two big winners, Damian McGinty, in his Glee debut.

• Former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle will appear in an episode of ABC’s Happy Endings, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Onetime SNL cast member Ben Stiller will return to his former stomping grounds as host of the Oct. 8 show alongside musical guest Foster The People. Anna Faris, meanwhile, takes on hosting duties on Oct. 15.

• Nathan Fillion, Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Michael Rosenbaum and Carl Lumbly will provide voices for the DVD-movie Justice League: Doom, TV Guide Magazine reports.

• True Blood hunk Joe Manganiello will guest star in the Oct. 24 episode of Two and a Half Men as the boyfriend of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) ex-wife, per

• HBO has released the following trailer for its upcoming new series Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina. The drama — premiering in January — hails from Michael Mann (Heat) and David Milch (Deadwood).

• Can’t wait for more Game of Thrones? Check out this short teaser from HBO…

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (22)

  • You mean we’re getting a Glee Season 4? God save us all, especially the Gleeks.

    Comment by nirvana – September 26, 2011 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The funny thing is, the “powers that be” at Glee actually think people are going to stick around after the current cast leaves. Ha, the confidence these people have. If I wanted to see revolving cast members, repeated story lines, horrible teenage angst, horrible writing and acting, I’ll watch Degrassi.

      Comment by Hanna – September 26, 2011 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Make sure you listen to the latest KidzBop CD for the complete experience.

        Comment by Bring It – September 26, 2011 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Why wouldn’t you stick around after the current cast leaves without even giving it a shot? There will be some members staying, some graduating, and ultimately these characters, who are students operating in a full high school competition year per season, have to graduate. It doesn’t mean they’ll disappear, but they do have to move on. I’m hoping to see more people on this show with real star talent like Lea, rather than mediocrity like Cory. I came into this show without knowing these characters, so why would I leave just because I have to get to know some new ones and say goodbye to these ones I didn’t know going in?

        Comment by William – September 26, 2011 11:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Game of Thrones –> CAN.NOT.WAIT.

    Comment by Alice – September 26, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Can’t add much to this except I TOTALLY AGREE!!!

      Comment by Lauren – September 26, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Winter is coming, and with it Season 2 is closer and closer!

      Comment by DL – September 26, 2011 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me neither – but that trailer was hardly worth the effort to watch. I wanted to see Tyrion.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – September 26, 2011 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My thought’s exactly…what was the point of playing that trailer? It should absolutely nothing.

        Luck, however, looked very interesting. Excited to see Dustin Hoffman back in a serious roll, not like those ridiculous Focker movies.

        I seriously LOVE HBO!

        Comment by Melly – September 27, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • sorry – should have said “it SHOWED absolutely nothing.”

          Comment by Melly – September 27, 2011 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whooo so excited to see Maura

    Comment by ML – September 26, 2011 11:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Maura in everything she does! The office is a lot like Newsradio (best comedy show ever) so it’ll be fun to see her in this!

    Comment by Clarissa – September 26, 2011 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Maura Tierney!! So happy she’s going to be on a comedy show I watch!

    Comment by Rebecca – September 26, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is going to be strange to see her do comedy again after so many years after ER, that lawyer show and Rescue Me.

      Comment by Snsetblaze – September 26, 2011 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really wish Maura had been able to stay with Parenthood, then I’d actually watch the show; Lorelai Gilmore totally ruins it.

    Comment by Alicia – September 26, 2011 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m sure the PTTB could not care less that you aren’t watching the show with that attitude, especially since there is no such person as Lorelai Gilmore. That is a fictional character. If you meant Lauren Graham, then you are stoopid because she is the best thing on Parenthood.

      Comment by @Alicia – September 27, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lorelai Gilmore? LOL. I love her — the person who played that character in “The Gilmore Girls.” She is one of my favorite characters on “Parenthood.” I like Tierney, too, but I can’t picture her in that role.
      Also, I love the Robert California character in “The Office.” Love!

      Comment by ravengirl – October 21, 2011 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happened to Maura’s hair? Wow. Someone get her a wig, stat.

    Comment by Hmm. – September 26, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She had cancer you douche.

      Comment by M – September 26, 2011 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She had cancer.

      Comment by Umm – September 26, 2011 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nick Nolte looks really different in the Luck clip

    Comment by SL – September 26, 2011 07:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s both wonderful and terrifying to think about what Mrs. Robert California will be like.

    Comment by Kendall – September 26, 2011 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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