TV Tidbits: Nick Kroll on ‘New Girl,’ a ‘Buckwild’ Arrest and More

Nick Kroll

New Family Members: Get ready to meet the whole Miller clan on New Girl. Not only will we meet Nick’s mom, Bonnie (Margo Martindale), in an upcoming episode, more of Nick’s relatives will pop up too. The League and Kroll Show’s Nick Kroll will guest star as Nick’s dim yet passionate younger brother, an air conditioner repairman named Jamie. Stand-up comedian Bill Burr will play Bobby, Nick’s loudmouth cousin and a TSA agent at Boston’s Logan Airport who is always fighting with Jamie. The Miller-centric episode airs next month, and finds Nick (Jake Johnson) and his roommates traveling to his hometown of Chicago. His friends soon learn that Nick is somehow the most mature member of his family. [EW]

Star Goes Buckwild: MTV’s newest reality show, Buckwild, features twentysomethings in rural West Virginia partying and doing reckless things. For star Salwa Amin, the self-proclaimed “Bengali in Boots,” life may have just gotten a little too wild. The 24-year-old was arrested on Sunday in a drug raid outside of Charleston, West Virginia. Amin was taken into custody with two other men after an informant tipped off the drug task force that a shipment of narcotics would be delivered to a home. Officers found Amin and two other individuals hiding in a shed outside, and a search subsequently turned up a large quantity of Oxycodone in Amin’s purse along with three bags of heroin in the shed. All three were arrested and arraigned on a charge of possession with intent to deliver. They remain in the county jail with bail set at $200,000. No word on how this will affect Amin’s slot in the just-announced second season of Buckwild. [E!]

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Andre Braugher will play a cop once again. The former Homicide: Life on the Street star has booked a new pilot. He’ll star as a police captain in charge of a diverse group of detectives in an outer New York City precinct. This one’s a comedy, though, and Andy Samberg will play one of his screwup subordinates. [Deadline]

House Star Gets Scandalous: Lisa Edelstein has just booked a guest stint on ABC’s drama Scandal. The former House star will play a client of Olivia Pope and Associates. [TVLine]

Ray Donovan Books Frank Whaley: Showtime’s upcoming drama Ray Donovan has just cast veteran actor Frank Whaley opposite star Liev Schreiber. The drama revolves around a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in Los Angeles as he balances his work demands and complex family dynamics. Whaley will play Van Miller, an FBI agent investigating illegal activity in Hollywood. The series premieres Sunday, June 30 at 10 PM ET/PT. [THR]

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Writer Sydney Bucksbaum likes to think her hobby of watching insane amounts of TV isn't an obsession... it's not an obsession, okay, so just drop it! As the resident CW-lover on the Hollywood.com staff, she truly believes her Clark Kent/Dean Winchester/Damon Salvatore/Lucas Scott/Oliver Queen/Chuck Bass/Seymour Birkhoff/Wade Kinsella/Vincent Keller/Micah Barnes is out there somewhere, waiting for her, in real life (just go with it). After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, Sydney has made it her mission to campaign for more shirtless scenes for her favorite CW hunks. You're welcome.

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