TVLine Items: Patton Oswalt Heats Up Brooklyn, Elementary Lands Laura Benanti and More!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cast Patton OswaltBrooklyn Nine-Nine is on fire, courtesy of a visit from funnyman Patton Oswalt.

The Justified standout will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the new Fox comedy, EW.com reports, playing a fire marshal who butts heads with Andy Samberg’s Det. Jake Peralta during an investigation.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c.

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• Go On alumna Laura Benanti is Elementary-bound. Per TV Guide Magazine, the actress — who’ll next appear in NBC’s live Sound of Music production — will play a nanny who becomes the prime suspect in her boss’ death.

• Nikita EP Albert Kim is staying in business with The CW with a new female-centered project. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the producer, along with Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, will helm a drama for the network. Kim’s latest endeavor centers on a woman who, after being wrongly imprisoned, earns her law degree and goes after the firm that she believes framed her.

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Scott Wolf (Party of Five) has booked a four-episode arc on The Night Shift, NBC’s midseason medical drama, per EW.com. He’ll play a trauma surgeon.

Reginald VelJohnson (Hart of Dixie, Family Matters) and Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) will appear in The Neighbors’ Thanksgiving episode, EW.com reports, playing Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s parents.

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