TV Tidbits: Dan Harmon Meets the Eye, ‘Glee’ Adds More Freshmen

Dan HarmonDan Harmon moves to CBS: Well, that didn’t take long at all. After being ousted from NBC’s Community last spring following a super-awkward voicemail fracas with Chevy Chase, opining showrunner Dan Harmon has signed a script deal at CBS for an as-yet-undeveloped comedy. Harmon’s swanky new ink comes right after his almost identical development deal at Fox (another shocker). Could ABC be next? [Deadline]

Baby drama: Former Will & Grace funnyman Sean Hayes will join NBC’s comedy Up All Night for the show’s second season, playing Maya Rudolph‘s character’s former accompanist. In other baby-related news, Melanie Griffith will appear on Fox’s Raising Hope as Sabrina’s mother, while Griffith’s mother Tippi Hedren (of The Birds fame) will guest as Sabrina’s dead grandmother. [THR]

America hasn’t got Osbourne: Sharon Osbourne revealed to reporters at CBS’s TCA panel (where she was representing The Talk) that she has not yet been asked back to the judging table for the eighth season of America’s Got Talent. “They’ve asked Howard [Stern] back,” she said. “They haven’t asked me back. Who knows?” Osbourne recently wrote an enigmatic tweet which suggested that the longtime judge (she’s been on the show since Season 2) would not be returning for the new cycle. [Deadline]

Glee‘s new class: Showrunner Ryan Murphy is well under way with replacing his outgoing cast with a bevy of fresh-faced freshmen who will step into the choir room for the fourth season of the Fox hit. Melissa Benoist (Homeland) and newcomer Becca Tobin have been cast as Marley and Kitty, two new McKinley High students whom we can assume have killer chops and a desperate desire to win Nationals.

And the rest: CSI‘s Gary Dourdan will recur on ABC’s Mistresses (airing summer 2013) along with United States of Tara‘s Matthew Del Negro… Drop Dead Diva star Josh Stamberg will guest on Season 8 of CBS’s procedural Criminal Minds as a desperate father whose family has been abducted… Better Off Ted‘s Jay Harrington is set for a six-episode arc on Hot In Cleveland, playing opposite Valerie Bertinelli as a love interest for Melanie… Aisha Hines will recur on The CW’s upcoming thriller Cult as a homicide detective. [Deadline]

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