TVLine Items: Star Trek Adds Khan Vet, Kermit Sings Henson Classic and More

Star Trek Nicholas Meyer

The man behind The Wrath of Khan has boarded CBS’ upcoming Star Trek TV series.

Nicholas Meyer — who penned the second Trek film, as well as the fourth and sixth installments, The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country — will serve as a consulting producer/writer on the reboot.

The new series will launch on CBS in early 2017, with all subsequent episodes available exclusively on CBS All Access, the network’s on-demand and live-streaming service.

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

* Frequency — The CW’s drama pilot reboot of the 2000 film — has tapped Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) to co-star as the concerned neighbor of Peyton List’s character, our sister site Deadline reports.

* The soundtrack for Fox’s live music event The Passion will be released on March 18, ahead of its broadcast that weekend on Palm Sunday.

* Next Tuesday’s one-hour season finale of The Muppets (ABC, 8/7c) will feature a classic tune when Kermit sings Jim Henson’s version of “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Press PLAY below to watch a sneak peek of the number and Kermit’s impromptu duet with Jack White on The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love With a Girl.”