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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