TVLine Items: Community Summons Beetlejuice, 24 Alum Lands Lifetime Drama and More!

It’s like the Ocean’s Eleven gang pulling off a complicated heist. Only imagine George Clooney and Co. are a team of comedy writers and the task at hand is the greatest TV show Easter egg of all time. (Sorry, Lost.)

Community‘s attentive fans have put together a video that proves the show’s wildly inventive brass have been setting up a Beetlejuice-related joke for three whole seasons, and it finally paid off this fall.

See the gag pan out in the below clip, which shows the cast speaking the name “Beetlejuice” three separate times (mimicking the rules in the 1988 film to summon Michael Keaton’s titular character), and concluding, of course, with the crazy-haired “bio-exorcist” being transported to our reality skulking in the background. Pretty brilliant, no?

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24 vet Jeffrey Nordling has landed a role opposite Melanie Griffith in Lifetime’s drama pilot American Housewife, Deadline reports. The actor will play the wealthy politician husband to Griffith’s stay-at-home mom.

Katharine McPhee is beautiful, no matter what they say — actually, that’s probably exactly what everyone says. See for yourself in the “Beautiful” music video over on AOL TV, which features the American Idol alum performing the song on NBC’s midseason drama Smash (premiering Feb. 6, 10/9c).

Memorable Happy Endings guest star T.J. Miller has been cast in Fox’s comedy pilot Little Brother, per Deadline. The potential series centers on a man who discovers he has an ex-con half-brother (Miller).

Walking Dead exec producer Gale Anne Hurd is developing a series based on Area 51, Deadline reports.

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