TVLine Items: Jewel to Judge The Sing-Off, Ugly Betty Vet Toplines Hallmark Pilot and More
A Grammy-nominated songstress has joined The Sing-Off.
Jewel has been tapped to replace Sara Bareilles as judge during the NBC a cappella competition’s winter cycle.
The recording artist — who also judged Bravo’s short-lived songwriting series Platinum Hit — will advise contestants alongside returning judges Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds. Nick Lachey is also slated to return as host.
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• Ugly Betty alum Eric Mabius has landed the lead role in Dead Letters, a movie of the week/backdoor pilot for Hallmark Channel. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the project centers on a group of postal detectives who deliver letters from the past. Letters premieres Oct. 12.
• Showtime has given the green light to a documentary titled Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro. The project will follow comedienne Tig Notaro as she travels across the country, putting on private comedy performances for her fans.
• Saved By the Bell is headed back to school — kind of. NBCUniversal has teamed with Lion Forge Comics for a line of digital comics based on the ’90s fave; former hits Airwolf, Knight Rider, Miami Vice and Punky Brewster will get the comic treatment, as well.
• NBC is developing a new sketch-comedy series with former Comedy Central exec Lou Wallach attached to executive produce, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• Patch Darragh (Mercy) will guest-star on an upcoming installment of Royal Pains, TVGuide.com reports, playing a Hamptons-based florist treated by HankMed.
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