TV Tidbits: ‘Parks & Rec’ to Rewind with Jason Schwartzmann, John Stamos...

TV Tidbits: ‘Parks & Rec’ to Rewind with Jason Schwartzmann, John Stamos is ‘The New Normal’

John StamosLadies and gentlemen of the Internet, it’s that time again: TV tidbits time! Your favorite time of day, I know! Tonight’s edition brings a bevy of casting news for shows new and old. 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the Guest Star already, it seems! Let’s dig right on into the good stuff, shall we?

Attractive Men to Join The New Normal: Well, well, well, Ryan Murphy sure does seem to have a thing for very attractive dudes he’s worked with before, because he’s bringing on suave yogurt salesman John Stamos and husband of Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos to The New Normal. Apparently one of them sets off gran’s gaydar in an episode titled just that (“Gaydar”) coming out in early 2013. [EW]

Jason Schwartzmann to Be Kind, Rewind on Parks and Recreation: Have we come to a consensus as a nation yet that Parks and Rec is the greatest show on television? No? Well, we should get on that. Perhaps the addition of indie favorite Jason Schwartzmann will entice you? Turns out Schwartzmann is set to play Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of Pawnee VideoDome, the only indie movie rental place in Pawnee, about to go under. Enter: Leslie Knope and her knope-we-can attitude to save that very place: the two join forces to get the VideoDome historical landmark designation. The episode is set to air in 2013.[The Huffington Post]

Rose McGowan to Flashback on Once Upon a Time: Talk about spot-on casting: these two could be mother and daughter! Rose McGowan is returning to the supernatural world of fantasy television, and will guest star in an origin story episode of Once Upon a Time. McGowan will play a young version of the Evil Queen’s equally-as-evil mom Cora (Barbara Hershey) in a flashback. [Deadline]

Joss Whedon Sets Sights on Skye for S.H.I.E.L.D.: Recurring Nashville guest star Chloe Bennet as a character named Skye. Skye is a confident, nerdy obsessive who loves superhero culture and all the shadow organizations that exist within its realm. So basically, she’s playing every female fan of superheroes/comic books ever? Apparently she’s edgy and unflappable, though the word is still out on what that totally means in this instance. There really were an endless amount of wordplay jokes I could’ve made just now, so you’re welcome for not. [THR]

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