Mystery Team: assemble! There's a mystery afoot! According to TV Guide, NBC is apparently quite close to signing a put pilot deal with Community star Donald Glover that will see him developing this new show with his former 30 Rock coworker, executive producer Matt Hubbard.
Could it be true? We sure hope so. Loosely based on Glover's life, the show is expected to be a starring vehicle for the actor, who also served as a writer on 30 Rock from 2008-09 before moving to Greendale.
Glover has previously used his life as a source of inspiration in his career: he grew up in a very rural town called Stone Mountain, Georgia--where he has frequently noted in interviews that his was one of the few African American families around. Part of his nerdy younger days were used as inspiration in his movie with DERRICK Comedy (friends Dominic Dierkes and DC Pierson), Mystery Team. Additionally, while on the staff at 30 Rock, Glover said he used his rural upbringing to help write for noted former rural-inhabitant Kenneth the Page.
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Glee: During the Fox series' third season, Whoopi Goldberg was brought on to embody the character of Carmen Tibideaux — the dean of Rachel's and Kurt's dream school, the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. No stranger to musical theater, Goldberg carried her character through three episodes, including the season's penultimate "Nationals." Now that Rachel is NYADA-bound, Goldberg is set to continue her turn as Tibideaux, providing likely a new mentor for the young New York-based Ohioan. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Goldberg will take on a recurring role during Glee's upcoming fourth season.
Community: In the third act of Community's Season 3 premiere, some tough and to-the-point life lessons from new Biology teacher Michael Kenneth Williams sent Jeff spiraling into an existential crisis, highly reminiscent of the classic final vignette in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey. The study group's next teacher will illicit a more direct Kubrick reference: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Malcolm MacDowell, best known as the star of A Clockwork Orange, is signing on to teach History at Greendale Community College. MacDowell will appear in two episodes at the beginning of the fourth season.
Hawaii Five-0: Taking a lesson from her half-sister Kim Kardashian, young Kendall Jenner is getting into the acting game: Jenner is making her debut on the CBS series Hawaii Five-0, as Life & Style Weekly reports. Jenner's episode, which is set to air in October, will feature the 16-year-old as a sales associate who gets mixed up in the Five-0's case.
Raising Hope: Chris Klein is well-versed in the "long lost not-quite-brother" territory, if you can believe it; the 2001 rom-com Say It Isn't So starred Klein as a young man in love with a woman who might be his estranged sister. Now, he'll revisit the theme on Raising Hope, playing the "almost long-lost brother" (as The Hollywood Reporter puts it) to Jimmy.
The Vampire Diaries: TVLine reports that the bloodthirsty CW series is bringing in The Borgias actor David Alpay to take on a Season 4 role: Alpay will play a beloved teacher with yet unknown ties to the series' Virginia town and one of its resident clans. Alpay will appear on the fourth episode of the season.
Scandal: Norm Lewis, established singer and Broadway actor, is taking his turn on the small screen for a few episodes of Scandal. Playbill reports that Lewis will begin his arc on the third episode of the forthcoming Season 2; series star Bellamy Young refers to Lewis' role as "Kerry's character's ex-boyfriend kind of thing."
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