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, 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, 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.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (20)

  • John Blackwell (Joe Lando) coming to The Secret Circle? I can’t wait!! This show just keeps on getting better and it’s really heating up now, and this Thursday’s episode we get to find out what happened in that tragic accident 16 years ago. I’m psyched!

    Comment by Anon – January 16, 2012 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was anti-SVU until I saw the season premiere episode, “Scorched Earth” So I have to ask, Stabler who?! I WILL be watching SVU this Wednesday and I’ll be watching Jake T. Austin!

      Comment by New 'Law & Order: SVU', Wendesday 10/9c, on NBC – January 16, 2012 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m just hoping that the quality of writing also improves.

      Comment by Tarc – January 17, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh Heck No! John Travolta is an awesome actor he doesn’t need to go to an idiotic show like Glee.

    Comment by Tay – January 16, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s sad they chose a bigot like KKKelly Clarkson to sing our national anthem.

    Comment by Joe – January 16, 2012 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • she is not a bigot. if you’re referring to her twitter endorsement of ron paul, then you need to get your facts right. ron paul didn’t micro-manage every thing that was published over twenty years ago and unless you’re a political junkie (which i’m sure clarkson is not) chances are most people missed that ridiculousness over old newsletters…if you really want to call someone a bigot, turn to mitt, newt, and santorum who in THE PAST FEW WEEKS have said some of the most racist, vile things to come out of any politician’s mouth.

      Comment by @joe – January 16, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What did they say exactly?

        Comment by Drew – January 16, 2012 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Anyone that calls Ron Paul a homophobe or a bigot already has their facts straight. Be it the past, or his positions as he states them right now, he’s astonishingly anti-homosexual. Anyone that seeks to damage or continue to damage any sub-group of Americans does not deserve respect or credibility.

        Comment by Tarc – January 17, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The only bigot I see here is yyyou. Kelly made it very clear what she believes, but you refuse to accept that. Instead, you make bigoted comments about her simply because she’s a republican. What you say doesn’t have anything to do with Ron Paul, as she has spoken directly to those comment and her own beliefs. Don’t hide behind that. You’re saying this because she’s a republican and nothing else.
      Look up words before you use them against people.

      Comment by Drew – January 16, 2012 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What ever happened to Murphy saying Season 3 will be guest star free?? this is why I can never trust a thing this guy says.

    Comment by Ed – January 16, 2012 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excuse me, when did we find out John Blackwell was still alive? Or will we be meeting Sully in flashbacks?

    Comment by Loki – January 17, 2012 03:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Has it ever been said he was dead?

      Comment by shaun – January 17, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee doing Disco!!! Cory met John Travolta at the Superbowl Games last year and probably told him about how he watched Broken Arrow 23 times in the theater when he was young. Cory told this story on Ellen.

    Comment by Megan – January 17, 2012 05:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Darren Criss is the best person on Glee. Yup, it’s true.
    Now start screaming you pathetic freaks. You all are such a joke.

    Comment by freaks – January 17, 2012 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Glee should pay homage to a(nother) John Travolta movie, they should do ‘Carrie’!

    Comment by Marco – January 17, 2012 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joe Lando?! There’s an unexpected casting decision. Haven’t seen him in years! That should definitely be interesting…

    Comment by bitchstolemyremote – January 17, 2012 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joe Lando! When I was a little kid my mom used to love watching Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, but I haven’t really seen him since (not a soap opera fan). That’s great news, I hope he sticks around for a while.

    Comment by Megan – January 17, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Never seen the guy playing Cassie’s dad, but they picked a good family resemblance for sure.

    Comment by Danielle H – January 17, 2012 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Id love a moulin rouge episode.” Come what may” seems like an appropriate song for Rachel and Finn

    Comment by Jake – February 9, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, are the primates of Glee STILL going to air the Saturday Night Fever episode, given that Robin Gibb is near death, comatose, in a hospital? They can call it a tribute all they want; to me it’s real bad form. They should run a repeat instead. Poor Robin; this will surely kill him…

    Comment by spambrando – April 17, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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