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TVLine Items: Office Boss Wants Arnett, CBS Eyes J.J., and Other TV News to Know

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Imagine Gob Bluth running around Dunder Mifflin, carrying a mug that reads “World’s Best Boss” — perfection, right?

Well, if Ricky Gervais has his way, Will Arnett may be on Office duty soon enough. …READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on House, The Office, Glee, NCIS, 90210, Bones and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: House fans are worried about all these Huddy breakup rumors swirling around the show. Got any good news to cheer us up? —Erin
Ausiello:
I’ve got potentially good news, which may or may not be related to Huddy: Wedding bells will ring at or near season’s end.   …READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on House, Smallville, Parenthood, Glee, True Blood and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com.

Question: What can you tell us about Episode 15 of House? I’ve seen a lot of stuff on Twitter from producers @GregYaitanes and @SaraHess, and even @MMRAW about some epic stuff: dance sequences, zombies…. What is going on?! —Reana
Ausiello:
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. You might, however, believe Hugh Laurie. “It contains some ingredients that we have not seen before on House — or many other television shows — for quite some time,” he teases. “It’s quite a trip. It’s a viewing trip but it’s also a trip trip. I haven’t seen the result of it yet, but I have the utmost confidence [in our producers]. I go where they point me. I’m a willing passenger on this journey.” …READ MORE


Parenthood Exclusive: Jason Ritter Returns!!!

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Jason Ritter isn’t going to let a little thing like an alien invasion stand in the way of a Parenthood comeback. The Event actor is set to reprise his role as love interest to Lauren Graham’s Sarah for one episode later this season. …READ MORE


Exclusive: Virginia Madsen Joins The Event

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Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways) is joining NBC’s freshman drama The Event as a recurring player.

The actress — who’s coming off of ABC’s summer series Scoundrels — will play … READ MORE


NBC Sked Shakeup: Parenthood Moves, Parks and Rec Returns, and More!

NBC just announced a slew of midseason scheduling changes (in addition to a sixth season pickup for 30 Rock). Here’s the most important stuff.

· New superhero series The Cape will premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, Jan. 9 before moving into its regular Monday-9 p.m. time period the following week. Rookie drama The Event returns on Feb. 28.

· David E. Kelley’s latest legal drama, Harry’s Law, replaces ratings-challenged action thriller Chase Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning Jan. 17. Chase will relocate to Wednesdays-at-9, where it will lead into Law & Order: SVU (now at 10 p.m.).

· Parenthood will shift to Mondays at 10 p.m. (replacing Harry’s Law) beginning March 7.

· Law & Order: Los Angeles will assume Parenthood’s Tuesday perch beginning Feb. 8.

· As first reported by EW, the Peacock is going with an all-comedy lineup on Thursdays beginning Jan. 20. Community will continue to kick off the night at 8 p.m., followed by the new sitcom Perfect Couples at 8:30, The Office at 9, the return of Parks and Recreation (woo-hoo!) at 9:30, just-renewed 30 Rock at 10, and Outsourced at 10:30.

· The second season of The Marriage Ref will launch on Sunday, March 6, where it will lead into a new cycle of Celebrity Apprentice.

This story originally appeared on Movieline.com.


Exclusive: NBC's The Event Wooing Connie Britton

Now this is what I would call an event: NBC’s freshman drama The Event — which was recently picked up for a full season despite eroding ratings – is pursuing Emmy-nominated Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton for a major recurring role.

According to sources, producers – one of whom is Britton’s longtime FNL director, Jeffrey Reiner – put a feeler out to the actress to play a senator’s wife. When her husband suddenly dies, the Harvard grad and former powerhouse attorney is given 90 days to prove herself worthy of his seat.

Let there be no doubt that Britton is their first choice for the role, the casting breakdown lists the name of the character in question as “Senator Britton.” Should she bite, this would be the MVP’s first TV gig since wrapping up her five-season stint on FNL last July; the show’s final episodes are currently airing on DirecTV.

This story originally appeared on Deadline.com.