TVLine Items: True Blood Stud Woos New Girl, Up All Night Nabs 30 Rock Scene-Stealer and More!

A Bon Temps babe will be New Girl Jess’ Valentine.

True Blood star Ryan Kwanten is set to drunkenly woo Zooey Deschanel’s character on the Valentine’s Day-themed installment of Fox’s hit freshman comedy. According to E! Online, Kwanten is filling the role TVLine told you about last week: Oliver, a potential one-night stand whom Jess meets at a bar on the romance-centric holiday. Thing is, Jess’ new guy is as dull as his abs are defined.

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

• Perfect casting alert! Dean Winters — who in recent years has shined as Dennis, the deadbeat ex of 30 Rock‘s Liz Lemon — will play Will Arnett’s über-competitive brother on NBC’s Up All Night, per TV Guide Magazine.

• Showtime has ordered a second season of Lisa Kudrow’s half-hour comedy Web Therapy. The upcoming run — which set to debut in 2012 — will be made up of at least 10 episodes and feature guest appearances by Conan O’Brien, Minnie Driver, Rosie O’Donnell, Molly Shannon, Selma Blair and Oscar winner Meryl Streep.

• VH1′s Single Ladies has officially replaced the departing Stacey Dash with All My Children alumna Denise Vasi. Season 2 of the primetime soap is set to bow next summer.

• Is everyone ready for a little Jersey Shore Shark Attack? has gotten their hands on the cast list for Syfy’s upcoming original movie (to air next summer), and it includes Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jack Scalia (All My Children), Joey Fatone (‘N Sync), William Atherton (Die Hard) and, of course, actual Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino.

• CBS is revamping the names of two of its upcoming series: ¡Rob!, the Rob Schneider family comedy, will now be (less excitedly) known as Rob, and the midseason cop drama The 2-2 is now NYC 22.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (15)

  • Every time I hear or read the name Rob Schneider, all I can think is “derpdu derp.” which will probably sum up his series pretty well.

    Comment by Sam – December 5, 2011 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly. He’s ok in other people’s stuff, but as a lead, no. Just no.

      Comment by Carmichael – December 5, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • and somehow, despite being on TV, it will still be rated PG-13.

      Comment by DUH – December 6, 2011 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please Scoop Jesus let Ryan Kwanten be using his native Aussie accent!!!

    Comment by Kathryn – December 5, 2011 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Ryan Kwanten with the intensity of a thousand suns but I despise “New Girl.” I guess I’ll have to tune in now just to see Ryan on a non-cable U.S. network TV show even if it is that dreck of a sitcom.

    Comment by AndyLuvr – December 5, 2011 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree; I hated this show.. couldn’t make it through more then a couple episodes but will DVR this episode just to see Ryan! TVLINE, please let us know a couple days before this one airs :).

      Comment by Danielle H – December 5, 2011 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • lucky for you valentine’s day falls on the same day every year, so i’m guessing around then…

        Comment by DUH – December 6, 2011 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Find your own damn calendar. TV Line won’t stoop to being your dumb day planner just to watch an episode of a show you do not like. Get out of here.

        Comment by jason – December 6, 2011 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gonna be good to get a look at Ryan Kwanten, since the wait is long for the next season of True Blood. Awesome news!!!

    Comment by Karen – December 5, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ryan would make for a great one night stand. Especially if it gets Nick just a tiny bit jealous!

    Comment by Sara – December 5, 2011 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Last midseason, CBS cancel CHAOS and CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR. This midseason, CBS is destined for two huge flops in ROB and NYC 22.

    Comment by kevin – December 5, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m excited about the Dean Winters/Up All Night news! I’ve been a fan of his since Oz, and love his comedic roles.

    Comment by Winnie – December 5, 2011 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad he’ll be playing another bimbo. I mean, he’s fantastic as Jason, but I also think he’s a good actor and would like to see him do something totally different.

    Comment by J – December 5, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by cj – December 5, 2011 09:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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