TVLine Items: Sing-Off Renewed, OLTL Adds High School Musical Star, Strike Back News and More
Nick Lachey and his witty zingers may soon be returning to NBC.
The a cappella competition show’s upcoming cycle will return to the holiday season format used in Seasons 1 and 2, as opposed to the super-sized fall 2011 Season 3 run that earned sub-par ratings. No word yet on whether judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Sara Bareilles and host Lachey will return.
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• High School Musical star Corbin Bleu has joined the cast of Prospect Park’s iTunes/Hulu revival of One Life to Live, which bows April 29. Bleu will play Jeffrey King, a reporter who moves to Llanview to work at The Banner.
• Strike Back has added to its cast for Season 3, premiering this summer. Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) joins the Cinemax drama as rogue operative James Leatherby, while Robson Green (ITV’s Wire in the Blood) has been cast as a new member of Section 20. Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Rhona Mitra, Michelle Lukes and Liam Garrigan, meanwhile, are all set to return.
• Country music group Gloriana has been tapped to perform their hit single “Can’t Shake You” in Hart of Dixie‘s Season 2 finale, airing May 7.
• Jonathan Del Arco has been upped to series regular for Season 2 of TNT’s Major Crimes, where he plays snarky medical examiner Morales.
• Psych fans will have a say in the outcome of the Clue-themed Episode 100, titled “100 Clues” and airing March 27, by casting their vote that night for the suspected killer either online or via the Twitter hashtags #PsychButlerDDit, #PsychGroupieDDit, #PsychManagerDDit, #PsychAuthorDDit or #PsychHostDDit.
• The Beauty and the Beast gang has gotten in on the Harlem Shake craze — and while we’re as tired of this meme are you are, this version is super-fun and worthy of a look. (Spoiler Alert: It features newbie Sendhil Ramamurthy and a shirtless Jay Ryan.)
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