TVLine Items: Elton John Not One of Glee's Gay Dads, Grey's Plots Another Crossover and More
“He is, unfortunately, touring,” executive producer Ryan Murphy told TV Guide Magazine when asked if John is a contender to play one of the two dads. Murphy did confirm that he is “currently meeting and talking” to actors, claiming, “So many people are interested in playing them.” (And don’t forget, there are always all of these options, courtesy of TVLine.)
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• Turning from “Rocket Man” to The Six Million Dollar Man: Lee Majors has booked a CSI: NY guest spot, appearing in the same episode as Greek alumni Spencer Grammer and Aaron Hill (as we first reported). According to TVGuide.com, Majors will play the detective who worked on a 1950s cold case that has resurfaced in present day.
• Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice are set for another two-way “crossover event” in mid-February. TVGuide.com reports that Derek’s sis, Amelia, will appear on Grey’s that night, while McDreamy and Lexie will be a part of the accompanying Private Practice. (Earlier in February, Kate Walsh will appear on Grey’s as part of the alt-reality/”What If?” episode we told you about last month.)
• The Writers Guild Award nominations have been announced, and the TV categories are ripe with deserving contenders. The Drama Series nominees are Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Homeland, while Comedy Series nominations went to 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation.
• Hallmark Channel has opted not to renew The Martha Stewart Show for another season. The long-running daytime series will conclude in May.
• Judith Light may not be reprising her Emmy-winning role as One Life to Live‘s Karen Wolek before the soap signs off next Friday, but she will appear alongside other Llanview faves on The View’s Jan. 13 tribute show, ABC Soaps in Depth reports. Also scheduled to drop by the ABC talkfest are Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva and her real-life husband James DePaiva, Robert S. Woods, Hillary B. Smith, Robin Strasser and, of course, series creator Agnes Nixon.
• VH1 has announced that it has no plans for 2012 editions of both Celebrity Rehab and its spinoff Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House, though neither are officially cancelled. A network spokesperson tells EW.com that new cycles of each program are off the schedule due to, well… scheduling issues.
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