Billy Gardell New Girl

TVLine Items: Mike & Molly Star Finds New Girl, PLL Sister Returns and More

Sorry Melissa McCarthy, but your former leading man has moved on to a New Girl.

Mike & Molly‘s Billy Gardell has signed on to guest-star in the Fox comedy as the contractor heading up the massive renovation on Schmidt and Cece’s money-pit of a new home, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Gardell’s potentially recurring gig kicks off in November.

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

* Chicago Med star Torrey DeVitto will reprise her Pretty Little Liars role as Spencer’s sister Melissa during the Freeform drama’s final season, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Morena Baccarin (Gotham) will guest-star in Showtime’s comedic anthology pilot Mating, from executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

* Janel Moloney (The Leftovers, The West Wing) will recur during Season 3 of American Crime as a single mom attempting to regain the trust of her family after years of betrayal.

* The Americans has spied Brett Tucker (Mistresses) to recur as a charming, intelligent and passionate scientist whose work goes deeper than it seems, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Comedy Central has greenlit The High Court, a 15-minute strip series in which comedian Doug Benson gets high and rules on real small claims court cases.

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6 Comments
  1. Collette says:

    Great news! I love Billy Gardell but never enough to watch Mike & Molly.

  2. Chloe says:

    I’m glad Melissa is coming back to PLL!!

  3. a fifteen minute show–what is this, 1952?

  4. dman6015 says:

    I think he would have been better playing Toby on ‘This Is Us’.

  5. HAP says:

    Such a shame that Billy Gardell is not funny.