TV Tidbits: Adam Brody Gets a Sexy New TV Gig, NBC Extends ‘Whitney’


Seth Cohen Returns to TV: The OC’s Adam Brody is heading back to the small screen, but this time he’s not headed to the pretentious-yet-posh O.C. Brody will join the cast of House of Lies for a two-episode arc as Jeanne’s (Kristen Bell) new love-interest. But here’s where it gets good: Brody will play the owner of an adult toy company. Something tells us that Sandy and Kirsten would not approve of the former comic book lover’s new career choice. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Pretty Little Love Interest? How I Met Your Mother is getting a visit from one of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. Ashley Benson has been cast to guest star as an unconventional love interest for one of the MacLaren’s Pub regulars on the comedy’s Jan. 21 episode. Earlier this week CBS Tweeted that Benson would be playing “Barney’s ????” Our money is placed on the little liar playing Barney’s sure-to-be legendary little sister. [TV Line]

The Office Nabs a New Teammate: Julias Erving—aka Dr. J—is set to appear in an upcoming episode of The Office as…himself! Shocking we know. According to EW, Dr. J. “becomes an investor in the sports marketing business that Jim (John Krasinski) is trying to launch in Philadelphia, where Erving scored more than a few baskets as a 76er.” You can catch the basketball star on the NBC comedy January 17. []

TLC Gets Morbid: The Network that brought us Honey Boo Boo has another TV gem that they’d like to add to our holiday lineup: Best Funeral Ever. Oh yes we’re serious. The Learning Channel is airing a one-hour special December 26 that goes inside the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home where a staff is ready to organize the most unique and extravagant funerals ceremonies. According to TLC’s press release, “The Golden Gate staff works with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then elevates it to an unforgettable party.”

Real World: Hatfields & McCoys: Following the huge success of the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, The History Channel is developing a reality series featuring the descendents of the two families. Details surrounding the upcoming series are being kept very hush-hush but fingers crossed that these two families have reconciled their differences by now. [Deadline]

More Whitney To Come: NBC has given Whitney an additional three episodes in their second season, bringing their total up to 16. [Deadline]

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