TVLine Items: CSI Stages Cheers Reunion, Modern Family Hires a Workaholic and More

CSI Cheers Reunion John Ratzenberger Sam Malone and Cliff Clavin are reuniting outside of the bar where everybody knows your name.

John Ratzenberger has been tapped to appear opposite his former Cheers co-star Ted Danson in an upcoming episode of CSI, EW.com reports.

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The TV vet drops by as a burnt-out club owner whose business literally goes up in smoke.

CSI premieres Sept. 25 on CBS.

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• Adam DeVine (Workaholics) is joining Modern Family in the recurring role of a male nanny Gloria hires to help care for  Joe, TV Guide Magazine reports. The energetic Midwestern “manny” will irk Jay and Manny when he tries to make some big changes in the household.

• Outgoing Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones is developing a comedy for Fox with Parks scribe Alexandra Rushfield, per The Hollywood Reporter. Titled Stuck, the project — which does not currently star Jones — centers on a woman whose “stuck in childhood” daughter becomes her boss at a bank.

• Duck Dynasty‘s Si and Willie Robertson will guest-star in Last Man Standing‘s Season 3 premiere, airing Friday, Sept. 20.

• Jordana Spiro (Mob Doctor) has been cast opposite Justin Kirk in the FX drama pilot Tyrant, per The Hollywood Reporter. From Homeland EPs Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under‘s Craig Wright, the project follows an unassuming American family drawn into a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Spiro joins as the wife and co-worker of Kirk’s American diplomat.

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• Fox’s midseason comedy Surviving Jack has replaced Alex Kapp Horner with Rachael Harris (New Girl, Suits). She’ll play wife to Chris Meloni’s titular character in the Bill Lawrence-produced series, which centers on a boy becoming a man and a man becoming a father, “in a time before ‘coming of age’ was something you could Google.”

• Steven Culp (Grey’s Anatomy) wil recur on Season 2 of Revolution as clean-cut, dignified authority figure Edward Truman, per Deadline.

• The latest American Horror Story: Coven tease will have you on pins and needles. See for yourselves below.

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4 Comments
  1. tlh45 says:

    Don’t care about CSI Vegas…Wish they would bring back CSI NY! It was the best!

  2. Wasn’t Steven Culp on Desperate Housewives since his DH character got killed off?

  3. Delia says:

    Whoa. That latest AHS tease was a might creepier than the last.

  4. Penny Gardner says:

    Will the Cheers cast reunion be televised? If so, when?

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