TVLine Items: Steven Weber Gets Hot in Cleveland, Baranski Back on Big Bang and More!

Steven Weber has booked a cool gig on Hot in Cleveland.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the veteran actor has landed a guest spot in an upcoming episode of the TV Land comedy, playing the man who left Jane Leeves’ Joy standing alone at the altar.

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

• Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady revealed via Twitter that Good Wife‘s Christine Baranski will reprise her role as Leonard’s mother on the CBS sitcom’s upcoming 100th episode. “Christine’s cameo will be shot in New York, uploaded and appear as a Skype conversation on Leonard’s laptop for the show [shooting] tonight,” Prady wrote.

Sunday’s killer Boardwalk Empire finale brought in 3 million viewers — a season high. A sneak preview of Luck followed with 1.1 million viewers.

Sounds like Pretty Little Liars‘ winter run (premiering Monday, Jan. 2) is going to be a doozy. According to, the ABC Family drama will finally reveal the identity of elusive tormentor “A” in the March 19 season finale.

Netflix is close to giving a series order to Hemlock Grove, a thriller exec-produced and directed by big screen horror master Eli Roth, per Deadline.

• Seth Rogen has been named as host of the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, airing Sunday, Feb. 25 on IFC.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (6)

  • Darn! I was all excited about seeing Mrs. Hofstadter again on TBBT, but it’s only a skype conversation?! Boo! She’s an awesome character and needs to come back in person soon!!!

    Comment by Jess – December 13, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Having a guest appearance, however brief, by a person who stars on another show filmed on the opposite coast, is pretty special.

      Comment by CJ – December 13, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! another Christine Baranski cameo! she’s so awesome!

    Comment by Jake – December 13, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Baranski is awesome as Mrs Hofstadter. Can’t wait to see her cameo even if it is only online.

    Comment by chase – December 13, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It should be funny, no matter where it’s shot and where it’s seen. That character is awesome.

    Comment by Cloudy Knight – December 13, 2011 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Darn! I was hoping that Leonard’s mother would actually appear on the show, so she can finally meet Amy and Bernadette. :)

    Comment by robinepowell – December 14, 2011 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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