TVLine Items: Bernadette Peters Visits Girlfriends' Guide, Odd Teaser and More

Bernadette Peters Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Bernadette Peters will soon help write the Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

The Tony winner will guest-star on Bravo’s upcoming original scripted drama, the network announced Monday

, playing the mother of Janeane Garofalo’s Lyla, who comes to town to help Lyla with her kids.

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Inspired by books from Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends’ Guide follows Abby (House’s Lisa Edelstein), a self-help author who turns to her divorced friends after splitting from her “perfect” husband. The series will bow Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 10/9c.

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

* Matthew Perry is getting to know his better half. The actor on Sunday tweeted a photo with Odd Couple co-star Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), who will play neat freak Felix opposite Perry’s slob Oscar at midseason.

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* Fans of Fox’s animated lineup have hit the jackpot: The network announced that Family Guy’s season premiere crossover with The Simpsons (airing Sept. 28) will feature a cameo from Bob’s Burgers‘ title character. Fox also set a November berth for the upcoming Simpsons/Futurama crossover.

* Speaking (again) of The Simpsons: Series vet Hank Azaria has landed the lead role on Bordertown, Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming animated comedy. Azaria will voice Bud Buckwald, a Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by his neighborhood’s recent shift in culture.

* HBO has unveiled a new trailer for the fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire — premiering Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9/8c — and it makes one thing very clear: Not everyone deserves forgiveness. Watch the new trailer below, c/o Time.com: