TVLine Items: Chris Klein Visits Raising Hope, an 'OK' Mayim Bialik Back at Big Bang and More

Raising Hope Chris KleinChris Klein is joining the Raising Hope family… kinda.

The American Pie vet has booked a guest spot in the upcoming third season of the Fox comedy, TVLine has confirmed.

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Klein — who currently recurs on FX’s Wilfred — will play a local celeb (aka a not-so-famous realtor) who is apparently an “almost” long-lost Chance family member. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the casting news.

Raising Hope kicks off Season 3 Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8/7c.

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Mayim Bialik received much “love and support” from her Big Bang Theory family on Thursday when she returned to work following her car crash the previous afternoon. The actress tweeted that she is “doing ok. Grateful. And tired.” Later, she put the pain of her seriously injured finger into perspective: “Nerve block: good. Nerve block wearing off: not good. Natural childbirth: manageable and profound. This: meh.”

• NBC will re-air the pilot episodes of two of it’s new fall comedies — Animal Practice and the Mathew Perry-starring Go On — next Tuesday at 10 pm following America’s Got Talent, the Washington Post reports. Both series — which enjoyed commercial-free preview runs during the Olympics — will air with advertising breaks.

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• Tony Rock (Apollo Live), Charlie Robinson (Night Court) and Michole White (Living Single) have all nabbed series regular roles in Season 2 of BET’s Malcolm-Jamal Warner vehicle Reed Between the Lines, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Geoff Pierson (Boardwalk Empire, Dexter) will co-star opposite Josh Cooke and Jay Mohr in TV Land’s comedy pilot Brothers-In-Law, Deadline reports. The series centers on an eccentric and extended family, with Pierson playing the father-in-law of Cooke’s character.

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  1. Renee says:

    I really like Mayim Bialik’s attitude about this.

  2. Anna says:

    Please, she hurt her fingers, not her head or any other major part of her body. Dramatic, much TVLine?

    • suzi says:

      She was injured in a car accident, and pictures of her her today show her injuries were fairly serious. That makes the story entertainment news. Don’t like it–don’t read it.

    • TV Gord says:

      She nearly lost a finger, and her blouse was soaked in blood. Let’s see how seriously you’d take that if it happened to you.

  3. KC says:

    When you see a cast on one hand/arm and the other wrapped up pretty well hours after leaving the hospital it’s not a minor injury.
    TBB has been my favorite show since it’s first episode. I really like how they have slowly introduced the other women; how the guys are evolving socially at least…even Sheldon

    On another note; I’ve enjoyed seeing Charlie Robinson performing the last few years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival …and seeing him at my favorite breakfast place. Hope he won’t be permanently gone from OSF.