News Briefs: John Stamos Is Returning to TV (Slow News Day)

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... Famous thespian John Stamos, who once dazzled audiences as Uncle Jesse on Full House and more recently sang some songs on Glee, is gracing us with his television presence once again. After signing on to play the lead role in the NBC drama pilot I Am Victor, in which he'll play an unconventional divorce lawyer, Stamos is headed to USA Network's Necessary Roughness for a season-long arc. Stamos will play the head of a sports management group who aggressively tries to recruit Callie. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Tom Berenger (Platoon) has joined Fox's drama pilot Gang Related. The Hatfields & McCoys star will play the head of a special anti-gang task force that gets infiltrated by a gang member. This is one of the few pilots this season that sounds like it has a chance to be good, and its chances just got better with Tom frickin' Berenger involved. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Kristen Davis (of Sex and the City fame) has joined the CBS comedy pilot Bad Teacher. Davis will play a history teacher and nemesis of protagonist Meredith (Ari Graynor) in the small-screen adaptation of the 2011 movie that no one asked for. [TV Line

... Arrow has promoted Colton Haynes (who plays Roy Harper) to series regular just a few weeks after he made his debut on the show. If the series follows the comics, Harper will make the transition into Arrow's sidekick Speedy. If it doesn't follow the comics, then those two studmuffins will just remain homoerotic gym partners. [TV Line]

... Fresh off his excellent run on Enlightened, Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of NBC's untitled drama pilot from Rand Ravich (Life). In the series, a secret service agent has a rough first day on the job when the person he's supposed to protect, the president's son, is kidnapped from a school bus to start an international incident. Mulroney will play the chaperone of the bus who has more than just professional ties to the bus. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Community's Ken Jeong will drop by TBS's Sullivan & Son. He'll play Steve's brother-in-law who takes his job as a doctor too seriously. And this is the first time I've ever considered watching an episode of TBS's Sullivan & Son. [EW]

... U.S. Women's soccer star Brandi Chastain is replacing Chelsea Handler sidekick Chuy on the ABC celebrity diving show Splash. Chuy broke his leg when he attempted to jump onto a table and the table broke. If you made it to the end of this boring blurb, congratulations, because even I couldn't make it to— [TMZ]


... Comedy Central has ordered Broad City, starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as two weird women in New York City. The series, which is based on the web series of the same name, will premiere in 2014 and is being produced by Amy Poehler. [Comedy Central via press release]

... Oxygen has ordered an all-star edition of Bad Girls titled Bad Girls All Star Battle. It will be hosted by Ray J, who famously boned Kim Kardashian on tape. I guess I should be more specific, he's one of the men who did that. Look for the show this summer or be smart and don't. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has greenlit a fourth season of the a cappella competition The Sing-Off. Yay. [EW]

... And finally, some cool news! The 100th episode of Psych will let fans choose the ending. Airing on March 27, the homage to the movie Clue will see Shawn and Gus invited to a party in a mansion where a murder occurs. Fans will choose between one of five suspects by voting on the show's Facebook page or taking their guesses to Twitter. [TV Guide]

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