TVLine Items: Sing-Off Renewed, OLTL Adds High School Musical Star, Strike Back News and More

The Sing-Off Season 4 SpoilersNick Lachey and his witty zingers may soon be returning to NBC.

The network’s gone-but-not-forgotten reality series The Sing-Off has been renewed for a fourth season, producer Deke Sharon confirms to EW.com.

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.

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

• 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.

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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.

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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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Comments (36)

  • I am ecstatic that the Sing-Off is coming back and am really hoping they can get the judging panel back too. They sure beat the Idol judging panel!

    Comment by Bobbi – March 14, 2013 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto. Watching the success of “Pitch Perfect” and the ongoing low-level phenomenon of Pentatonix I thought Sony would be dumb not to try and bring the show back. Ben Folds alone gives better critiques than anyone else on TV, and Shawn and Sara were no slouches either.

      Comment by Ian S. – March 14, 2013 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree with your assessment of the judges :)

        Comment by jalahyacinth – March 14, 2013 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree with your opinion of this wonderful show. Although I’m a musician, myself, singing without it brings out the true talent in vocalists. Also, Nick Lachey as host, adds pazzazz to the show, both vocally and in MC duties.

      Comment by Garry – April 5, 2013 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope all the judges come back. They put all other judges to shame.

    Comment by TigerNightmare – March 14, 2013 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They are hands down the best judges on TV, kudos to management for replacing Nicole after season 2, Sara’s hilarious, self-deprecating, and articulate and fits right in with the guys

      Comment by Maggie – March 14, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Beauty and the Beast Harlem Shake is fun! can’t get over! haha

    Comment by si. ❤ (@iam_jett) – March 14, 2013 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should get Skylar Astin to be apart of this. He was kinda Pitch Perfect in the movie.

    Comment by shuayb – March 14, 2013 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Beauty and the Beast Harlem Shake is amazing! Can’t stop smiling :) How lucky is a fan community when it has such a great show of love by the cast and crew? We love you too!

    Comment by Kali – March 14, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Megan, I’m more tired of the HS than you. Trust me.
    (Oh and I’m super glad the Sing-Off is back.

    Comment by Androme – March 14, 2013 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How does a guy named Corbin Bleu NOT grow up to become a gay porn star?

    Comment by Jo – March 14, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He secretly runs the two massive gay websites, Corbin Fisher and Randy Blue. Just a guess. X)

      Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – March 15, 2013 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG PEOPLE STILL CALL US OBSESSED, how cant you not, this cast & crew is the best, everybody is so personal from the make up artist, costume designer, the writers, the cast they make us feel like we are part of their world….LOVE BEING A BEASTIE…from to toe to head, and we still have to watch tonight’s episode with all the twists that are coming Happy Beastie here.

    Comment by Claudia – March 14, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BATB Harlem SHAKE yes!!!

    Comment by Carol-Anne (@caro_tvjunkie) – March 14, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news about Sing-Off.

    If I NEVER EVER see another Harlem Shakes video, it will be too soon. Enough already.

    Comment by meem – March 14, 2013 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • WE ASKED THEM to do it, and they did it….I havent watched that many harlem shakes to be honest so I enjoyed it a lot…

      Comment by Claudia – March 14, 2013 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE the Beauty and the Beast Harlem shake!! Writers, cast and crew are amazing!! Can’t stop watching it :)

    Comment by Lee Gardner (@LeeGardner224) – March 14, 2013 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supernatural Harlem Shake was better (and I don’t even watch that show).

    Comment by Meredith – March 14, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • HI, the thing is not a competition its just us the beasties (fans) asked them to do it and they did it….so its worhty for us whether is better or not its just an appreciation thing for the people that follow the show… :)

      Comment by Claudia – March 14, 2013 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cant watching the BATB Harlem Shake video. It’s awesome. Love the show and cast.

    Comment by monica – March 14, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Or for the rest of the world, season 4 news for Strike Back :)

    Comment by Len – March 14, 2013 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am SO HAPPY! I was actually wishing just yesterdany thant they’d bring the Sing Off back. I love that show. Especially the judging panel, they give REAL feedback not empty praise.

    Comment by jalahyacinth – March 14, 2013 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy to see The Sing-Off finally coming back to NBC. Hope the reality competition series can get their “pitch perfect” ratings back. :-)

    Comment by Tran – March 14, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for the Clue episode of Psych!

    Comment by Kristi – March 14, 2013 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Advertisements started on their mobile site…depressing.

    Comment by Ryan – March 14, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The most important thing about BATB Harlem Shake is that we the fans asked them to it and the did it. They crew and cast are always interacting with us, they are awesome! And yes the video was super funny!

    Comment by Romina – March 14, 2013 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought The Sing Off was cancelled?Like dead and gone months ago type thing.Maybe their cruddy shows made them reconsider?

    Comment by Shaun – March 14, 2013 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the success of Pitch Perfect and the growing interest in Pentatonix might have piqued the interest of TPTB. The show did pretty well in it’s holiday special format and I imagine it’s pretty cheap to produce. There’s a movement in pop music right now that favors an unprocessed sound and Sing Off v.4 is right place right time to capitalize on it. Sing Off definitely started as a way to capitalize on Glee, but viewers realized it wasn’t Glee. It’s real and organic and better. 10 points NBC!

      Comment by Karen O – March 14, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank GOD! Now they just need the original panel. I’ll even be okay with Nick Lachey returning, but hopefully they don’t replace him with Mario Lopez (seriously sick of him as a host).

    Comment by kavyn – March 14, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry, not the original panel. I meant to say the season 3 panel. I want Sara Bareilles back :D

      Comment by kavyn – March 14, 2013 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The BATB harlem shake is so great! .. love that we, the fans asked them to do it and they did. We have the Best Fan/cast/crew relationship. ;)

    Comment by ally – March 14, 2013 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy for the Sing-Off revival!!! Just saw Pentatonix in New York a couple of weeks ago and it made me wish the show was still around. I don’t say this often but, thanks NBC!!! ;)

    Comment by Thea – March 15, 2013 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sara B is not coming back was just announced.

    Comment by forwarddad – April 5, 2013 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hi, thanks for sharing

    Comment by furniture – April 9, 2013 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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