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Jordin Sparks The Real O'Neals

Kenny is about to meet his Idol on The Real O’Neals — in dream form, at least.

Jordin Sparks — who, among other things, won the sixth season of American Idol — will appear as herself in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy, Entertainment Weekly reports. Unfortunately, Sparks’ arrival comes during a dream sequence in which Kenny imagines a not-so-bright future with his current boyfriend.

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* Alan Dale will reprise the role of King George in an upcoming episode of Once Upon a Time‘s sixth season, per EW.com. His return will “cause trouble for Snow and Charming in an episode later this season that shines a new light on all of their pasts and has a profound impact on their futures.”

* Molly Price (The Knick) will appear in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX anthology series Feud, whose first season will explore the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (played by Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (played by Susan Sarandon), our sister site Deadline reports. Price will play Harriet, the wife of film director Robert Aldrich (played by Alfred Molina).

* HBO’s Jude Law-led drama The Young Pope will premiere Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9/8c, with the second episode airing at the same time on Monday, Jan. 16. The remaining eight episodes will air on Sundays and Mondays in the same time slot.

* This week’s third teaser for Netflix’s The Defenders team-up series reveals that Jessica Jones‘ Rachael Taylor, Daredevil/Luke Cage‘s Rosario Dawson and Daredevil‘s Scott Glenn will reprise their roles as Trish, Claire and Stick: