TVLine Items: Glee Catches Saturday Night Fever, Secret Circle Conjures Up Cassie's Dad and More!
Glee will be Stayin’ Alive this April with a Saturday Night Fever-themed episode.
“We’ve never done disco on the show, but I’m interested in the genius of The Bee Gees,” executive producer Ryan Murphy told TV Guide Magazine. This installment of the hit Fox musical will honor the soundtrack to the 1977 John Travolta flick — and may even include a cameo from the movie star himself. Murphy explains that Travolta and Cory Monteith are real-life pals, “So maybe we’ll have them dance in a Finn dream sequence.”
Hmm, considering this week’s Glee includes a riff on Grease, can we expect a musical homage to Blow Out anytime soon?
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• La Looch is back! All My Children legend Susan Lucci has been named host and narrator of Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Affairs – a series looking at real-life crimes of passion — to debut this fall.
• Llanview’s Jake Harrison is headed to Chance Harbor. The Secret Circle has tapped former One Life to Live fave (and Dr. Quinn’s squeeze) Joe Lando to play Cassie’s “commanding, enigmatic and powerful” father, Blackwell, TVGuide.com reports. He’ll first appear in Episode 15.
• Wizards of Waverly Place‘s Jake T. Austin will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com reports, playing the boyfriend of a girl whose family has been murdered.
• American Idol vet and incoming Voice adviser Kelly Clarkson has been chosen to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2012 Super Bowl on Feb. 5, per Associated Press.
• A&E is currently developing Bates Motel, a prequel to the legendary Alfred Hitchcock flick, Psycho.
• Hulu will launch its first original scripted series, a political docu-drama titled Battleground, on Feb. 14.
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