News Briefs: Megan Mullally Is Headed to Sean Saves the World

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KAREN SAVES THE WORLD NEWS

... You knew it would happen sooner or later. There will be a Will & Grace reunion on NBC's Sean Saves the World. Megan Mullally, who played Karen on the groundbreaking sitcom, will join the plain-broken sitcom as the sister of Sean (Sean Hayes). Look for Mullally in the 17th episode of Sean Saves the World, but in order to do that, you'd have to actually watch the show so maybe just forget about it. [TV Line]

BUSINESS TIME

... VH1 has acquired the rights to all 57 episodes of Happy Endings, ABC's sitcom that was adored by many and not watched by many more. All three seasons will be part of a New Year's Eve marathon starting at 8pm, and VH1 has set aside Wednesday nights from 7-9pm to air it regularly. You will also be able to watch Happy Endings on demand through the VH1 app and on TV Everywhere. [VH1 via press release]

... Go ahead and pop the question to that girl or guy you just met. Divorce Court has been renewed through 2015. [Variety]

... Justified teaser!

... NBC will re-air its Sound of Music Live special this Saturday from 8-11pm because the network loves the crap out of this thing. Its initial broadcast drew 18.6 million viewers and scored NBC's best Thursday in almost a decade. The movie It's a Wonderful Life, previously scheduled for the time period, will now air the following Friday. [Deadline Hollywood

... Syfy will air a Season 3 marathon of Being Human on December 30 starting at *gulp* 8am and running 'til 3am to get you all prepared for the Season 4 premiere in January 13. And to get 2014 started right, the network will air a Twilight Zone marathon starting December 31 at 8am and crossing the finish line on January 1 at 4:30am. And if you like your Christmas Day with a helping of cheese, Syfy will air original movies Snowmageddon, Ice Quake, Snow Beast, and Yeti starting at 9am on December 25. [Syfy via press release]


CASTING ROUNDUP

... Captain Donald Cragen is hangin' 'em up. Actor Dann Florek is leaving Law & Order: SVU after playing Cragen for SVU's entire 15-season run. He also appeared on Law & Order from 1990-1993. Florek has already shot his final season and his exit will appear later this season. This is the second major cast member to bail on the show this season. Richard Belzer departed earlier this season. [E! Online]

... You and I can simply tweet out how much we love a show and then expect a phone call for an audition on said show, but guys like Suits' Patrick J. Adams can. After fawning over BBC America's Orphan Black, Adams finds himself guest starring on the totally good sci-fi drama. He'll play a guy whose life goes topsy-turvy when he meets the clones. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Gossip Girl's Patrick Heusinger has landed the lead in NBC's sci-fi pilot Tin Man. He'll play a robot that's accused of the murder of his maker. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Mom has a dad! The CBS sitcom has cast Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects) as the father of Anna Faris' character Christy who abandoned her mom (Allison Janney) way back when she was giving birth to Christy. He'll appear in a January episode and could come back for more. [THR]  

... Former So You Think You Can Dance judge and director Adam Shankman has checked himself into rehab. [US Magazine]


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