TVLine Items: Nick Jonas Returns to Hawaii, BIO Channel Replaced, Bridge Promotions and More

nick-jonas-hawaii-five-0-300JoBro-no-mo’ Nick Jonas is making a return trip to Hawaii Five-0.

The actor/musician — who last month appeared on the CBS procedural as a computer hacker who evaded McGarrett & Co. — is “coming back in the finale,” executive producer Peter Lenkov tells TV Fanatic.

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Jonas’ other recent TV credits include Smash, Last Man Standing and Go On.

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BIO Channel is being rebranded as FYI, a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting how people live their lives today. FYI — which is slated to launch in summer 2014 — is currently developing more than 30 potential new series that are said to “inspire, not instruct, today’s viewer.”

The Bridge has promoted Emily Rios and Matthew Lillard to series regulars in Season 2, following their heavily recurring arcs in the FX drama’s freshman run, Deadline reports. Rios and Lillard co-star as El Paso Times reporters.

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• Judith Light (Ugly Betty) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Raising Hope, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing the boss of Martha Plimpton’s Virginia.

• Revenge creator Mike Kelley — who exited the ABC soap after two seasons — has inked a two-year overall deal with HBO, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Under the pact, the producer and his partner, Melissa Loy, will create and develop new projects for the pay cabler.

• Comedy Central has given a three-season renewal to Tosh.0. The first new season under the deal — the comedy’s sixth — bows Feb. 18.

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  1. linda says:

    “JoBro-no-mo’ Nick Jonas is making a return trip to Hawaii Five-0.” Ugh, once was too much! I hope they kill him this time.

  2. Et al says:

    Can you really call someone an actor/musician when they possess no talent for either?

    • Rosie says:

      Geez, why so harsh…he tries and you gotta give him some credit for his work ethic! He must have done well enough to warrant a return invite from TPTB.

  3. Matt says:

    I am very interested in seeing what Mike Kelley will do for HBO, but more importantly, I wish he would go back to Revenge!!

    • dude says:

      He created a great series but he’s the one who felt strongest that Revenge needed The Initiative and we know how that turned out.

      • Steven says:

        Actually Mike insisted on shorter cable-like seasons for Revenge. Some that, reportedly, ABC refused to give him so that is why things like the Initiative were brought in to create filler. I’m very excited to see what Mike and HBO can come up with.

    • FatherOctavian says:

      Me too.

  4. Martin says:

    Yes! for The Bridge news. They were my favourite part of the show last season.

  5. N says:

    Yay! For Mike Kelley!

  6. Babygate says:

    Love the additions to The Bridge. Matthew Lillard particularly. His performance was no less than award-winning during the first season. Shaggy is all grown up!

  7. Geo says:

    Wow, I wasn’t aware Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios weren’t already regulars on “The Bridge.” Two great performances. Good for them!

  8. Alexia says:

    When the Bridge started I thought that Matthew Lillard was already a regular on the show until I saw him being credited as a guest star. Anyway about time. Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios have this amazing chemistry as their characters try and navigate the murky world that they live in. I also like their characters as friends as it’s usually rare to see men and women just be friends on a show without the complications of romantic feelings between them. I can’t wait to see the new mystery that they will get drawn into in season 2. I’m guessing it has to do with the millions found in that old woman’s house.

  9. Daniel says:

    Matthew Lillard was amazing, I’m glad he’s coming back. Love Tosh.0

  10. Heathers says:

    NO to BIO changing to FYI! It’s going to be another Court Tv to Tru TV fiasco!

  11. DavidSask says:

    Changing the biography channel is a huge mistake, its needed as is! Mike Kelly congrats can’t wait for your short seasons no filtered cable series!