TVLine Items: Chuck DVD Scoop, Madonna Nixes X Factor Gig, House Alum's Next Role and More!
Nerds alert! The Chuck Season 5 DVD package already has a release date — and TVLine has a bit of scoop on the extended series finale we told you about last week.
All told, Chuck: The Complete Fifth and Final Season, out May 8 on DVD and Blu-ray, packs in all 13 episodes plus over three hours of bonus features including a half-dozen featurettes. There’s also an extended version of the very final episode, “Chuck Versus The Goodbye,” which TVLine has learned runs a robust 52 minutes (versus the 45-minute broadcast edit).
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• Madonna will not be filling any of the newly vacated judges’ chairs on The X Factor. “I think I have enough jobs,” the pop icon quipped at a press conference for her Super Bowl halftime show, when asked about joining the Fox reality show. “But thank you for thinking of me — if you did, Simon [Cowell].”
• Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara) has been tapped to play Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) ex-business partner on Two and a Half Men, per EW.com.
• Jack Wagner will not be returning to CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, Soap Opera Digest reports. A message from the moderators on the WagnerWorld.com boards said, “We have just learned that Jack Wagner’s option on his two-year contract has not been picked up.”
• Battlestar Galactica alum Jamie Bamber will play a vascular neurosurgeon in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General, per Deadline.
• Life Unexpected executive producer/director Gary Fleder will direct The CW’s Beauty and the Beast pilot and executive produce ABC’s take on Beauty and the Beast, per Deadline.
• Ken Kwapis will direct fellow Office vet Greg Daniels’ Friday Night Dinner pilot, per Deadline.
• Lisa Edelstein (House) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development) will be among the guest stars when Hulu premieres Paul the Male Matchmaker, an original web series, on Feb. 13. The 10-episode comedy stars Paul Bartholomew (Mad Men) and will also feature appearances by Janeane Garofalo (The Larry Sanders Show), Sam Trammell (True Blood), David Eigenberg (Sex and the City) and Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy).
• CBS’ The Talk will count down to the Grammy Awards the week of Feb.6 with special guests, segments and live performances from Grammy host LL Cool J, nominee Tony Bennett and musicians Bret Michaels, Wayne Brady and k.d. lang. The awards air Feb. 12 at 8/7c on CBS.
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