TVLine Items: First Look of Ricky Martin on the Glee Set, Carl Reiner to Parks and Rec and More!

Glee is officially livin’ la vida loca!

As we first reported, Ricky Martin will play a Spanish teacher on Fox’s hit musical this spring, and when he finally hit the set this week, the cast went TwitPic cray-zay. See for yourselves here and here and here.

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Comedy icon Carl Reiner will play a Godfather-type character on an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation, TV Guide Magazine reports. The story finds Leslie campaigning at a Pawnee senior center and needing the endorsement of Reiner’s character to lock in votes. (You can read more about the episode in Matt’s Inside Line.)

• Dukes of Hazzard alumna Catherine “Daisy” Bach has booked a juicy role on daytime staple The Young and the Restless, reports. Beginning Feb. 7, she’ll play the “scheming mother” of Melissa Claire Egan’s troublemaker, Chelsea.

• The ageless wonder that is Bianca Lawson (she played a high-schooler on both Buffy and Pretty Little Liars!) has booked a multi-episode arc in Season 2 of Teen Wolf, per E! Online. This time around she’ll actually play an adult — Beacon Hills high school’s guidance counselor.

• Elisabeth Rohm will recur on Lifetime’s series adaptation of The Client List. Per Deadline, the Law & Order alumna is set to play a “rich and judgmental” Texas socialite who rubs Jennifer Love Hewitt the wrong way.

• Awkward mom Nikki Deloach has landed a recurring gig on The CW’s Ringer, reports, playing the oft-mentioned stripper whose murder Bridget witnessed.

NBC’s futuristic drama pilot, Beautiful People, has cast Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) as its leading lady, Deadline reports. She’ll play a woman whose husband founded the firm that manufactures human-esque androids.

• Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Reba McEntire, Rob Lowe, Helen Hunt, Edie Falco, Rashida Jones and Jason Sudeikis are among the latest batch of celebs to delve into their respective family histories during Season 3 of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, premiering Friday, Feb. 3.

• TBS has greenlit the new buddy comedy series Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson (That ‘70s Show), James Lesure (Las Vegas), Michael Cassidy (The O.C.) and Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and set at a magazine. TNT meanwhile has ordered its first-ever reality competition series: The Great Escape, which counts Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Bertram van Munster (The Amazing Race) among its exec producers. Set to premiere this summer, the series will “drop teams of ordinary people into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie,” asking them to escape such locations as a seven-story castle, a sinking ship or a maximum security prison.

• The Style Network has ordered a fifth season of docu-series Giuliana & Bill, to premiere Monday, April 2.

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Comments (12)

  • Ricky Martin seriously? Don’t get me wrong his a good singer. But he can do so much better than Glee.

    Comment by Tay – January 6, 2012 03:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Really? I mean I thought the exact opposite of that, what has he really been involved in recently?

      Comment by Goerge – January 6, 2012 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Since coming out of the closet, he’s been concentrating on his family and the Latin market. He still records and tours, but much more often in Spanish nowadays.

        Comment by CJ – January 6, 2012 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • What do you mean by “Latin”?? The only market he is focused on is the Gay one: Winning prizes everywhere for coming out after several years in the closet and when his career was over.

          Plus: Kurt looks awkward in the picture above, doesnt he?

          Comment by Saulo – January 6, 2012 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Shut up. He released an album on january of 2011: Música Alma Sexo, mainly in Spanish. And he has been touring through North America, South America and Europe up until last November. I went to one of those concerts and it was awesome.

            Comment by IC – January 7, 2012 08:52 AM PDT  
  • Teen Wolf + Bianca Lawson = Squee!!!

    Comment by WayneInNYC – January 6, 2012 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Squee? Does anyone other than homosexuals say that?

      Comment by Chrispy – January 6, 2012 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAHA, when I first saw that picture I thought it was Joel McHale. I was like “What the hell is Joel doing with the Glee cast?”

    Comment by John – January 6, 2012 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Many fans sure all the time, especially Whedon fans.

    Comment by Karen Axtell – January 6, 2012 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really love Ricky Martin and am thrilled his is on Glee. Salsa songs and dancing. Besides that he is a great actor. Just a fun filled episode with a latin flava might include Santana-which would be hot.

    Comment by sky – January 7, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ricky MArtin is cool and all, but how many spanish teachers are at the school? Unless I’m mistaken (if I am, feel free to correct me), Will Schuester is still the Spanish teacher at West McKinley….

    Comment by Spencer – January 8, 2012 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ricky Martin is very relevant and his fans plus many others would very much enjoy seeing him on Glee and any other show for that matter. I am counting the months til he is on Broadway in “Evita”. He is a superb entertainer to say the least.

    Comment by Lisa – January 8, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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