TVLine Items: No Will & Grace Reunion for NBC's Sean, Chevy Hits Cleveland, CSI KISS'd and More

Will and Grace Hayes MullallyMust-See TV’s erstwhile Jack and Karen will not have the chance to reunite before Sean Saves the World signs off.

TVLine has confirmed that Will & Grace alum Megan Mullally‘s appearance had yet to be shot at the time NBC made the decision to cease production on (read: cancel) the Sean Hayes-fronted freshman comedy.

Salt on wound: Mullally’s guest spot was next in queue, had the show gone on.

As previously reported, Sean‘s unaired episodes will be burned off after the Olympics.

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Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….

* Chevy Chase will guest-star on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland as a man whose endorsement Elka needs for City Council, The Hollywood Reporter reports. In trade, he solicits a date with Valerie Bertinelli’s character. Hot in Cleveland opens Season 5 on March 26, with a live episode.

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* KISS frontman Gene Simmons will appear as himself in a rock-and-roll themed CSI episode, THR reports. His cameo is penciled in for March 12.

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* Lost/Justified alum Jeremy Davies, as previously announced, will guest-star on NBC’s Hannibal this season — and has since learned that he will be playing a suspect in a strange (duh) murder committed at a stable. The site also reports that Chris Diamantopoulos (Arrested Development? Episodes?) appears in the same episode as a social worker with ties to Davies’ character. (Speaking of Hannibal, peeps can now feast on Season 1 via Amazon Prime.)

* Hellcats‘ Jeff Hephner will play John Case aka the titular Agent X in TNT’s drama pilot starring Sharon Stone as VPOTUS, per our sister site Deadline.

* Melissa McCarthy’s hit-and-miss melange of promos for her imminent third turn as Saturday Night Live host is here, including a bit where she and Kenan Thompson try to talk up the Super Bowl without getting NBC in legal trouble, by referring to it with other names:

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  1. Patrick says:

    I bet the Megan Mullaly thing is why they pulled the plug. The show was destined for cancelation, but she would have been a very, very expensive guest star. By shutting down now, they save what is probably a high end guest star fee.

  2. SJ says:

    What about Portia de Rossi? Are we going to see her in the remaining unaired episode?

  3. dude says:

    So is Jeff Hephner leaving Chicago Fire?

  4. Andy says:

    Matt, Hot in Cleveland is going to be starting season 5.

  5. Shuayb says:

    Sean saves the world was funny… This sucks!!!
    Btw Matt, its season 5 of Hot In Cleveland…. Not 3. 3 is over nearly a year ago…

  6. Jinjeon says:

    NBC just should make “Jack and Karen” show and be done with that. Bring back Jack McFarland and Karen Walker to our TV screens! I’m sure they would get something over 2.0 in ratings.

  7. Now PLEASE Sean, give us a Jack & Karen spinoff. Get the writers back from Will & Grace and we will watch.

  8. Jim says:

    So Agent X is named John Case(y)? They should have Adam Baldwin in that role!

  9. Kristina says:

    :( I really liked this show.