TVLine Items: TBS Orders (Much) More Conan, New Girl Nabs Big Love Sister-Wife and More!

Showing a lot of faith in its resident ginger, TBS has extended Conan O’Brien‘s late-night hit, Conan, through April 2014.

“I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners,” O’Brien said in a statement Wednesday. “This means I’ll be taping episodes of Conan well into the Ron Paul presidency.”

Conan debuted in November 2010, nearly a year after O’Brien’s controversial ouster from NBC’s Tonight Show.

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• Jeanne Tripplehorn is leaving the drama behind with a multi-episode arc on Fox’s hit comedy New Girl. Per EW.com, the Big Love alumna will play the manipulative ex-wife of upcoming guest star Dermont Mulroney, who, as we first reported, will soon join the freshman series as a handsome new love interest for Jess.

• Pop singer Katy Perry will appear in the March 6 installment of Raising Hope, playing a prison attendant who claims to be Sabrina’s close friend.

• Juliet Landau (who played Buffy’s Drusilla) and Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds, EW.com reports, respectively playing the ghost of a once-psychotic actress and a detective helping with a murder investigation.

• X Factor finalist Rachel Crow has signed an overall talent deal with Nickelodeon, with the cabler developing a comedy series for the 14-year-old to star in, Deadline reports.

• Perfect Couples‘ Christine Woods will play an ambitious reporter in an episode of Castle, which is slated to air in March, TVGuide.com reports.

• Ready for the cutest thing you’ll see all day? Landon Pigg (a talented singer/songwriter and the boyfriend of star Mae Whitman) teamed with the entire cast of Parenthood (Michael B. Jordan included!) on a cover of LFO’s ’90s pop anthem “Girl on TV,” and the result (courtesy of Teen Vogue) is a must, must see music video. (Watch it below!)

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