TVLine Items: Watch Jeremy Renner Get Intense on SNL, Star Wars Vet Visits Family and More!

Jeremy Renner is bringing some of his big-screen badassery to Saturday Night Live this weekend, and we have a glimpse at just how intense things can get when the action star puts his mind (and face) to it.

Press PLAY below to watch the Bourne Legacy actor school SNL vet Kenan Thompson in a fun series of promos, then hit the comments with your snappy judgements on Renner’s comedy chops!

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• Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars) is set to make a cameo in Modern Family‘s Season 4 holiday installment, EW.com reports. Additionally, Nathan Lane will reprise his role as Cam and Mitch’s friend, Pepper Saltzman, in an upcoming ep.

• Dean Winters is slated to return as Liz’s icky ex Dennis Duffy in 30 Rock‘s final season, Vulture reports.

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• Grace Gummer (daughter of Meryl Streep, sister of Emily Owens M.D.‘s Mamie Gummer) will recur in The Newsroom‘s second season. Per Deadline, she’ll play a reporter covering the Mitt Romney campaign.

• Go On has upped Sarah Baker’s loveable cat lady Sonia to series regular, Deadline reports.

• Playing a little game of catch-up, ABC has scheduled a double helping of Private Practice for next week, airing the Addison POV episode in the regular Tuesday time slot, then adding in the Jake-centric outing on Wednesday at 10/9c (bumping a Nashville repeat).

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• TV Land has renewed The Soul Man for a second season, Cedric the Entertainer announced via Twitter. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that the cabler has added 10 additional episodes to The Exes‘ sophomore run.

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