TVLine Items: Once Finds Brave 'Rents, Chris Hardwick's Game Show and More

Once Upon a Time Merida's Parents

Once Upon a Time is introducing a Brave girl’s royal parents.

Glenn Keogh (Sons of Anarchy) and Caroline Morahan (Doctor Who: Alternate Empire) will play Merida’s father and mother in an upcoming episode of the ABC series, per The Hollywood Reporter.

King Fergus and Queen Elinor — who were voiced by Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson in the 2012 Pixar film —will  appear in the special, two-hour Nov. 15 installment.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Comedian Chris Hardwick (@midnight) will host and executive-produce the NBC game show The Wall, from NBA superstar/Survivor’s Remorse EP LeBron James. In the series, two-person teams compete for big sums of cash that can be won or lost, depending upon whether a ball bounces your way or a trivia question is answered correctly.

* Carrie Underwood will headline Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, airing on ABC.

* Betty White will guest-star on NBC’s midseason comedy Crowded, TVLine has confirmed. The veteran actress — who first announced the news via Twitter — will play a therapy patient of Carrie Preston’s character who becomes so attached to the whole Moore family that she won’t leave their house. White’s Hot in Cleveland co-star Jane Leeves also appears as her daughter.