TVLine Items: Mike & Molly Star Finds New Girl, PLL Sister Returns and More

Billy Gardell New Girl

Sorry Melissa McCarthy, but your former leading man has moved on to a New Girl.

Mike & Molly‘s Billy Gardell has signed on to guest-star in the Fox comedy as the contractor heading up the massive renovation on Schmidt and Cece’s money-pit of a new home, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Gardell’s potentially recurring gig kicks off in November.

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

* Chicago Med star Torrey DeVitto will reprise her Pretty Little Liars role as Spencer’s sister Melissa during the Freeform drama’s final season, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Morena Baccarin (Gotham) will guest-star in Showtime’s comedic anthology pilot Mating, from executive producer Jason Katims (Parenthood), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

* Janel Moloney (The Leftovers, The West Wing) will recur during Season 3 of American Crime as a single mom attempting to regain the trust of her family after years of betrayal.

* The Americans has spied Brett Tucker (Mistresses) to recur as a charming, intelligent and passionate scientist whose work goes deeper than it seems, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Comedy Central has greenlit The High Court, a 15-minute strip series in which comedian Doug Benson gets high and rules on real small claims court cases.