TVLine Items: Cougar Town Star Books In Plain Sight Arc, Watch Days' First Gay Kiss and More!

Josh Hopkins is venturing out beyond the cul-de-sac to spend some time with Mary Shannon.

The Cougar Town star has landed a multi-episode arc on the final season of USA Network’s In Plain Sight, playing a single father who attempts to romance the U.S. Marshal before she crosses paths with her former fiancé Raph (returning guest star Cristian de la Fuente), per

In Plain Sight kicks off its eight-episode fifth and final season on Friday, March 16 at 10/9c.

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

• Today, Days of our Lives kicks its buzzy same-sex storyline into high gear when young Will, who has recently been struggling to come to terms with his sexuality, shares his first gay kiss with a stranger he meets at a party. Here’s a clip of the NBC soap’s milestone:

• Interested in being America’s Next Top Model? Well, now (maybe) you can. Through March 11, The CW’s long-running reality series is holding open casting calls across the nation for its upcoming college-themed season. For full details and locations, head to

• Modern Family’s Ty Burrell will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of Disney’s Doc McStuffins, playing a jack-in-the-box who takes his son to the doctor for a checkup.

• CMT has doled out Season 2 orders to Bayou Billionaires and My Big Redneck Vacation, both slated to launch in June.

• CBS has inked a deal that keeps the Kennedy Center Honors special airing on the network through 2018.

• TLC has ordered to series its one-time special Extreme Cheapskates, per TV Guide Magazine.

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  1. Knox B. says:

    Why do all young TV & movie guys’ first gay kiss seem so angry and quasi-violent?
    That just isn’t how it is most of the time. Most of the time, the first kiss is tentative and sweet. Just like a young straight person’s first kiss: you’re nervous and unsure. You aren’t going to attack it with a vengeance right out of the starting gate !!

  2. cee cee says:

    No, this can’t be the end for In Plain Sight. I love that show. *sad face*

  3. V says:


  4. juan says:

    Well this final season of In Plain Sight is obviously gonna be increadible awesome, can’t wait.

  5. Velvet says:

    Alyse: Her former fiance is Raphael “Raph” Ramirez – NOT RALPH

  6. jDub says:

    Whoa. That is a HOT kiss. And that’s coming from a middle-aged straight woman. Nice work, Days!

  7. Anonymous says:

    For anyone who is wondering, the guy that Will kisses is played by Jesse Kristofferson, Kris Kristofferson’s son.

  8. iRONIc™ says:

    Are any of the actors gay in RL?

  9. Rocco's Mom says:

    I’m glad that Days didn’t wimp out on this storyline for Will. Will is a legacy character (he’s a Horton AND a Brady for goodness’ sake!), not just someone brought in for a single arc. This is much like Luke on As The World Turns a few years back, which was truly groundbreaking (as was Bianca on AMC). To jDub, if you want hotness, YouTube Luke and Reid from ATWT. I was never so vested in a soap couple as I was them! These stories are relevant, and open up the doors to a whole new demographic of fans. I’m all for anything that will keep the ratings up and viewers tuning in. Rock on, Days.

    • pam says:

      I think your out on a limb and hope you get you get cut off. watched days when it first started. I hope your show goes off the air I think you have gone to far I won’t watch anymore. I can this in public you think I wanted to see it on days. give me a break.

  10. Rocco's Mom says:

    BTW, Chandler Massey has been FANTASTIC as Will on Days.
    @ Knox B. – do you watch Days? Will has been struggling (much like Luke did on ATWT), denying himself and trying to force himself to be heterosexual. That would explain the aggression/reluctance in this scene.
    @ iRONIc, not to my knowledge.