TV Tidbits: A ‘Married … With Children’ (Almost) Reunion, ‘Arrow’ Finds a New Villain

Married with Children

An Almost Reunion: Former Married … With Children star David Faustino is set to reunite with his former TV father on an upcoming episode of Modern Family. When Claire (Julie Bowen) heads to a school reunion, she reconnects with old classmate-turned-successful businessman Drew — a.k.a. Faustino. Unfortunately, Faustino will not share any scenes with former TV dad Ed O’Neil. The episode is set to air sometime in 2013. [The Hollywood Reporter]

From Battlestar to Big Bad: James Callis, more commonly know as Gaius Baltar on the cult classic Battlestar Galactica, is headed to The CW. Callis will join the new superhero hit Arrow in an upcoming guest spot set to air in 2013. According to TV Guide, Callis will play The Dodger, “An elusive international jewel thief who imposes his plans on the innocent, forcing them to carry out his crimes under duress.” Fans of the DC Comics will remember The Dogder as an enemy-turned-ally, but there is no word yet if the CW drama will follow the same character storyline. [TV Guide]

Not Your Grandma’s Bridge Nights: Remember those amazing game nights that Will & Grace used to have? Well Sean Hayes is doing his best to bring ‘em back! NBC has just ordered eight episodes of Hollywood Game Night, a new hour-long game show. Executive produced by Hayes, the series is said to be based on the actor’s real-life game nights featuring A-listers hanging out in a cocktail party atmosphere. In each episode, two contestants will be invited to join a celebrity-filled crowd and at the end of the night one winner will walk away with a cash prize and a slew of sure-to-be hilarious stories. Sign us up! [Deadline]

Supersize Me, Westeros: Get excited HBO fans! The third season of the beloved series Game of Thrones is getting a super-sized. Since the pay-cable network does not have to worry about those pesky things we call commercials, each episode of the fantasy drama is allowed a flexible 50-60 minute time slot. While many episodes last season were around 52 minutes, showrunner David Benioff revealed to that this season will feature many 56- and 57-minute episodes. Fans know that a lot can change in a matter of minutes on Game of Thrones, so consider this an early Christmas present. []

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