TVLine Items: Mindy on The Muppets, Portlandia Return Date and More

Mindy Kaling The Muppets

Make a little room in the spotlight, Miss Piggy: Beyoncé Pad Thai is coming to town.

Mindy Kaling will guest-star on an upcoming installment of The Muppets, TVLine has confirmed.

As first hinted on Kaling’s Instagram, she will appear as herself in Episode 10 of the ABC comedy.

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

* Portlandia‘s 10-episode sixth season will debut Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10/9c, IFC announced Tuesday.

* Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black) will recur on Rosewood as Lilian Izikoff, a former beauty queen and the unsupportive mother of Anna Konkle’s TMI, according to Deadline.

* NBC announced Tuesday that Running Wild With Bear Grylls‘ special edition, featuring President Barack Obama as Grylls’ travel companion across Alaska, will air Thursday, Dec. 17, at 10/9c.

* Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Harry Connick, Jr. and country singer Zac Brown have been added to the performance roster for Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert, CBS’ Dec. 6 special honoring the late crooner’s 100th birthday.