TVLine Items: Jersey Shore's Sloppy Season 5 Preview, Chewbacca Visits Glee and More!

They’re baaack.

Those crazy Jersey Shore kids are returning to Seaside Heights for Season 5 of the MTV trainwreck (premiering Jan. 5), and has a first look at the über-tanned debauchery.

Watch Snooki and Co. drink, smoke and smush their way across the tiny East Coast town in the promo below. And in other news: Poor, poor New Jersey.

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

* Matthew Morrison told Jimmy Kimmel that as part of Glee‘s Christmas episode, which he directed and airs Dec. 13, Star Wars‘ “walking carpet” aka Chewbacca will appear in a “throwback” “Christmas special within [the show].” (You can watch Morrison’s sitdown with Kimmel here.)

Brandy Norwood has joined the cast of BET’s The Game. The Grammy winner-turned-reality star will play a love interest for Coby Bell’s Jason during the sexy comedy’s upcoming fifth season (premiering Jan. 10).

Ice Cube is set to star in and executive-produce Eye for an Eye, a drama pilot in development for FX, Deadline reports. The hip-hop star-turned-actor will play a veteran paramedic who, tired of seeing the result of violent crimes, begins a life as a vigilante.

Emmanuelle Vaugier (Two and a Half Men), Carson Kressley (Dancing With the Stars) and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) have all landed roles in Hallmark Channel’s 2012 production of a modern-day Christmas Carol, titled Caroling, per The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. Ashley says:

    What is Matthew Morrison smoking and can I get some?
    Nothing seems like a better way to make Glee way more cartoony and out of this realm by adding chewbacca to the mix.

    No one cares about his character. Letting him direct an entire episode? Seems like a flame out to me.

  2. scotty says:

    Brandy is so underrated musically & acting wise. Glad to see her still striving.