TV Tidbits: Betty White Gets Birthday Special

ALTBetty White Has TWO Birthdays: Betty White‘s got it made: Not only did NBC throw her a star-studded special for her 90th birthday, but NBC also is throwing a star-studded special for her 90th birthday! Oh, sorry, did that not make sense? NBC will AGAIN celebrate White at Betty White’s 2nd Annual 90th Birthday Special (so, basically, it’s her 91st birthday special) on Tuesday, Feb. 5. White’s first special averaged nearly 14 million total viewers, so we can see why they’d bring the likes of Bill Clinton along to celebrate. [TVLine]

A Twilight Star Gets Beastly: A Twilight star, on The CW? Well, my stars! Edi Gathegi (Twilight; X-Men: First Class) has been cast in a recurring role on Beauty and the Beast. He will be playing Kyle, an agent for a super duper secret organization.  [EW]

New USA Show Gets Bevy of Notable Guest Stars: The USA Network’s as-yet-untitled, hour-long pilot from Numb3rs creators Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton have nabbed a veritable smorgasbord of television talent to play several guest-starring characters on the upcoming series. Actors include Franklin & Bash‘s Kumail Nanjiani, All My Children‘s Jordi Vilasuso, EpisodesJohn Pankow, and former True Blood-ian/current Cult-ist, Aisha Hinds. [TVLine]

NYPD Blue Creators Know What Murder In The First Is: TNT knows drama, so it’s unsurprising that they’ve picked up one from NYPD Blue co-creator Steve Bocho. The show, titled Murder In The First, will be set in modern-day San Francisco and revolve around the lives of two homicide inspectors, a Silicon Valley tech nerd/prime murder suspect, and the whole team engaged in a particularly high-profile murder case.[Deadline]



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