TVLine Items: Jim Parsons Goes Live! with Kelly, Bonus Community Christmas Fun and More!

Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons will take a stab at guest co-hosting Live! with Kelly on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Also joining the Regis-less Kelly Ripa during the first week of the new year are hubby-of-the-host Mark Consuelos, Californication‘s David Duchovny and Parks and Recreation‘s Rob Lowe.

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Community takes you behind the scenes of its Season 3 Christmas special in the hilarious video below. Note to showrunner Dan Harmon: You are a hip-hop star in the making!

• Nick Zano (2 Broke Girls) has landed a multi-ep arc on 90210, E! Online reports. Beginning in February, the actor will play a wealthy playboy befriended by Shenae Grimes’ Annie.

• Dick Van Dyke will present former co-star Mary Tyler Moore with SAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jan. 29 ceremony.

• Steve Carell is lending his voice to an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, EW.com reports. The Office alum will play a “tightly-wound accountant” for Fat Tony.

• The Weather Channel has ordered two additional seasons of Coast Guard Alaska, which follows a team of Coast Guard swimmers and rescue pilots stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. Season 2 will premiere in April 2012, and Season 3 in October.

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