TVLine Items: Watch Sofia Vergara Prep For SNL Debut, Price Is Right Game-Changer and More!

Sofia Vergara is bringing her special brand of va-va-voom to Saturday Night Live this weekend, and we’ve got a preview of the Modern Family funnylady in her new role as hostess with the mostess lampooned accent.

Press PLAY below to watch Vergara goof off with SNL vet Jason Sudekis — who, of course, has to proposition the sultry star for a night of sexiness. (It was a given, wasn’t it?)

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

• TPIR + PCH = $$$! For the week of April 9, CBS’ The Price Is Right is partnering with the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol to power up Plinko! It goes like this: In a first for the game show, TPIR will send a player to the Plinko! board every day of the week. And should the final chip dropped land in the $10,000 grand prize slot, PCH will double that payday, to 20 grand. But here’s where it gets juicy: If no one hits that middle slot on a given day, the Grand Prize payout for the next day grows by $20,000 — meaning, theoretically, Friday’s Plinko! player could score 100 thou with just that one final chip.

Ryan Seacrest hit Today with a “big announcement” Wednesday morning, and — drumroll, please — he’ll be taking part in NBC’s coverage of the upcoming summer Olympics in London. The American Idol host added that he’ll have “an announcement very soon” regarding his future with the Fox singing competition.

• West Wing alum Richard Schiff — whose recent TV credits include Up All Night, Once Upon a Time and House of Lies — has booked a season-ending arc on NCIS. Per, the actor will play an eccentric businessman haunted by the loss of his son, who was killed in a terrorist attack.

• Mikaela Hoover (aka Dave’s underage hook-up on Happy Endings) will next woo Charlie Sheen via a guest spot on the FX summer comedy Anger Management. Hoover will play a bit “older” this time around, as Daytona, the ditzy 23-year-old date of Sheen’s character, baseball player-turned-therapist Charlie Goodson.

• The Style Network has ordered Chicagolicious, a Jerseylisious spinoff slated to premiere June 3.

• VH1 has given the green light to Bounce, its first hour-long scripted pilot, which is set in the world of professional basketball dancers. Per Deadline, Dean Cain (Lois & Clark), Kimberly Elise (Close to Home) and newcomer Taylour Paige are set to star.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (11)

  • Seriously, a show about professional basketball dancers!?? Is that really a popular enough thing to have a show about it?

    Comment by Becca – April 4, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • are the moms of children who go to dance class??

      Comment by maj – April 4, 2012 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, god. As a Chicagoan I’m already ashamed.

    Comment by Ashley – April 4, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought “Single Ladies” was VH1′s first scripted drama?!

    Comment by MarsAries – April 4, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know, right? I mean, Single Ladies is already renewed for a second season.

      Comment by Sloan – April 5, 2012 04:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Compared to jersey shore,jerseylicious isnt bad

    Comment by Ayana – April 4, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wonder how Kate McKinnon will fare as the first openly gay cast member in “her” SNL debut this weekend. I’m also excited about The Price is Right and the new PLINKO format in the week of April 9th thanks to the PCH.

    Comment by bad kevin – April 4, 2012 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jeez, Sofia Vergara is really into Jason Sudeikis’ man-boobs!

    Comment by jbj – April 4, 2012 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • On Charlie Sheen’s new show he’s going to date a 23-year-old. Yuck! He should be playing a dad to a 23-year-old, not dating one.

    Comment by Lois – April 4, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for some sheen goodnes!

    Comment by Mary – April 5, 2012 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love pch games

    Comment by Maryann – December 25, 2012 11:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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