TVLine Items: Office Vet Visits New Girl, Borgias Update, Top Chef Premiere Date and More

New Girl Cast Angela KinseyNew Girls newest girl is a former cat lady.

The Office alumna Angela Kinsey has nabbed a guest spot in the Fox comedy’s upcoming third season, reports.

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She’ll play a snobby teacher who is turned off by new substitute Jess’ quirky ambitiousness.

New Girl premieres Sept. 17 at 9/8c.

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• Showtime announced Monday that The Borgias will wrap up with an e-book, titled The Borgia Apocalypse, which is based on the original two-hour Borgias finale script. The novel will be available this week.

Top Chef kicks off its New Orleans-set 11th season on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10/9c.

• Real-life besties Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) have signed a blind script deal with ABC Studios. Per Deadline, the pact finds Raphael starring in a new comedy project with a possibility for Wilson to appear on-screen, as well.

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• Juliette Lewis has been tapped to co-star in Fox’s new event series Wayward Pines, Deadline reports. From The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, the drama centers on a Secret Service agent (played by Matt Dillon) searching for two missing agents in the titular town. Lewis joins as a small-town bartender.

• Fox has put into development a romantic drama from Bones‘ Hart Hanson and Rubicon‘s Jason Horwitch, Deadline reports. Set in San Francisco, the project follows a female detective and her unlikely ally.

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  1. brycealexander says:

    So happy. I love Angela Kinsey!

  2. Eddie says:

    Happy to see Angela back on TV!!

  3. Lecholls says:

    Love that Angela is going to be on New Girl! Perfect.

  4. Dutchie says:

    Yaaay about Angela on New Girl :D!!!

    But that last Item, on Hart Hanson’s new romantic drama, doesn’t that sound exactly like a bunch of other dramas already on the air? Doesn’t really seem a very original story, just more of the same, like Castle or The Mentalist. They’re both shows I enjoy very much, but don’t need to see another version of. Not even when this one is located in San Fransisco, which is a less often used city I suppose. Guess we’ll just have to see what they can come up with to make this idea different.

    • scooby says:

      I think they need to be careful. If people feel like a show is too similar to one we already watch, it can backfire. Instead of going ‘oh I’ll watch that too’ fans tend to get protective, fearing a loss of viewers from the show they like. It’d be one thing if it was a mega hit show without a likelihood of being cancelled after a slight dip, but a lot of what we watch these days has to fight harder for a smaller audience. Let’s see what time slot they give it.

  5. Eve says:

    I wish that Angela Kinsey would play another character besides the grumpy/bratty/snobby one.

  6. schu says:

    Yay for more Happy Endings alum getting more work! If I can’t see them in any new episodes I will take seeing them all in new projects