TVLine has confirmed that Will & Grace alum Megan Mullally‘s appearance had yet to be shot at the time NBC made the decision to cease production on (read: cancel) the Sean Hayes-fronted freshman comedy.
Salt on wound: Mullally’s guest spot was next in queue, had the show gone on.
As previously reported, Sean‘s unaired episodes will be burned off after the Olympics.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well….
* Chevy Chase will guest-star on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland as a man whose endorsement Elka needs for City Council, The Hollywood Reporter reports. In trade, he solicits a date with Valerie Bertinelli’s character. Hot in Cleveland opens Season 5 on March 26, with a live episode.
* KISS frontman Gene Simmons will appear as himself in a rock-and-roll themed CSI episode, THR reports. His cameo is penciled in for March 12.
* Lost/Justified alum Jeremy Davies, as previously announced, will guest-star on NBC’s Hannibal this season — and TVGuide.com has since learned that he will be playing a suspect in a strange (duh) murder committed at a stable. The site also reports that Chris Diamantopoulos (Arrested Development? Episodes?) appears in the same episode as a social worker with ties to Davies’ character. (Speaking of Hannibal, peeps can now feast on Season 1 via Amazon Prime.)
* Melissa McCarthy’s hit-and-miss melange of promos for her imminent third turn as Saturday Night Live host is here, including a bit where she and Kenan Thompson try to talk up the Super Bowl without getting NBC in legal trouble, by referring to it with other names: