TVLine Items: Happy Endings Rebound Girl Returns, Munsters Delayed, Pilot Scoop and More!

Happy Endings‘ Dave will be haunted by a hottie from his past when his very first rebound girl, after Alex left him at the altar, resurfaces.

TVLine has confirmed that in a springtime episode of the ABC comedy, Mikaela Hoover will return as Jackie, the sexy (and surprisingly young!) brunette Dave hooked up with immediately after his non-wedding. (If it jogs your memory: She misplaced her tongue ring during their romp.)

Sources tell us that when Jackie crosses paths with the gang again, it will evolve into a bit of a confrontation with Captain V-Neck, seeing as their fling didn’t end on the best of terms (meaning: on no terms).

In addition to the big-screen spoof Super, Hoover’s credits include Barney’s baby-talking hook-up on How I Met Your Mother and the web series Sorority Forever.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• NBC has taken its Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane, out of the running for a fall 2012 debut in order to give it a little extra finesse, Variety reports.

• True Blood alumna Jessica Tuck (who recently reprised her role on the late One Life to Live) will guest-star on an upcoming episode of NBC’s Grimm, EW.com reports, playing the mysterious Adalind’s Hexenbiest mother.

• America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion, aka the reality series’ 18th cycle, is set to premiere Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 9/8c.

In pilot casting news from our sister site Deadline:

• Glee‘s Mike O’Malley will play the lead character’s father in Prodigy Bully, the comedy pilot he wrote and will exec-produce for Fox.

• True Blood‘s Kevin Alejandro has joined Greg Berlanti’s CBS cop drama, playing a new police detective with a disturbing past.

Ellen Barkin is in final talks to co-star in Fox’s Ryan Murphy/Ali Adler blended-family comedy, The New Normal. She’d play the mother of a surrogate for a gay couple.

• Autumn Reeser (No Ordinary Family) has been cast opposite Andre Braugher in Last Resort, Shawn Ryan’s new drama for ABC, playing a lobbyist for her family’s weapons manufacturing company.

• And it’s official: John Stamos will star opposite comedian T.J. Miller in Fox’s Little Brother, playing a man who discovers he has an ex-con for a half-sibling.

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  1. Tyler says:

    So, Captain V Neck is a thing now? Please say yes.

  2. L-man says:

    What? She was a blip in the first episode. Why is this news? When we first saw it we all thought it was Snooki! Yawn.

  3. AJ says:

    What does Autumn Reeser’s new role mean for her role in Hawaii Five-0? I actually really like her and Danny, eventhough she’s only been in 2 episodes.

  4. broseph says:

    That chick is super hot. I can’t wait to see more of her. Put her in every episode!!

  5. pete83 says:

    is she only coming back for one episode..? if not, I’ll be watching more of happy endings!

  6. Miller says:

    When are Dave and Alex going to have an accidental akward hookup?