TVLine Items: Glee Plans Full Whitney Tribute, 90210 Star on Leave, ATWT Vet to B&B and More

Though Glee honored the late Whitney Houston last month with an unexpectedly timely cover of “I Will Always Love You,” TVLine has confirmed that New Directions will once again and more purposefully celebrate the musical icon this season with one of its signature tribute episodes.

As first reported by E! Online, the Fox drama is currently in production on the special installment that centers on the growing pains of Glee‘s graduating seniors. “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye,” a source tells the site. “A way to respectfully say ‘thank you’ for her music.”

Glee resumes with new episodes on April 10.

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90210 star Tristan Wilds will be MIA from roughly four episodes of the CW soap near the end of its current season due to an undisclosed illness, E! Online reports. Wilds will be seamlessly written out, though, when the musically-inclined Dixon leaves town to go on tour.

• As the World Turns vet Jon Hensley will appear on The Bold and the Beautiful in at least two episodes, starting May 1, as a doctor involved in the Hope-Liam-Steffy storyline, TV Guide Magazine reports.

• CMT’s The Singing Bee premieres its fourth season Friday, April 20 at 8/7c, which includes the series’ 50th episode.

Cary Elwes (Saw/The Princess Bride) will guest-star in the Season 5 premiere of Leverage, EW.com reports, playing a “modern-day Howard Hughes.”

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