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Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 27, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 27, 2011 4:46 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Guess who's moving to Brooklyn.

Jennifer Coolidge is joining the cast of 2 Broke Girls as Caroline and Max's neighbor, a role that was written specifically for her. Hopefully she'll help the girls finally open that cupcake business.

Although some guest stars won't be returning to Glee, there's one that the show will never get rid of. Jonathan Groff will be back as Jesse St. James, but not as a student -- he's the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline. Cue the cries of Finnchel fans everywhere... all two of you.

In an extremely strange move, former Aflac duck Gilbert Gottfried will be guest starring on Law and Order: SVU. Executive producer Warren Leight says they chose Gottfried to take away from dull and dry scenes by playing a new IT character at the precinct. Have they heard Gottfried talk? Maybe they should have just hired someone a little less annoying to play the IT guy.

Richard Schiff is moving from the West Wing to the Enchanted Forest. The veteran actor is guest starring on Once Upon a Time as King Leopold, the father of Snow White. It's not the first father he'll be playing this season -- he's also guest starring on Up All Night as Reagan's dad.

Christina Milian is replacing Alison Haislip as the social media correspondent on The Voice. Because replacing someone most viewers haven't heard of who was good at her job with someone everyone forgot about after 2004 always makes sense.

NBC is pulling a CW and reviving the '80s cop show Wiseguy, which focuses on undercover cop Vinnie Terranova (oh hey, that sounds familiar), who tries to take down mobsters. While I'm sick of remakes and reboots, this sounds awesome. (And they'd better find a character for the original Vinnie, Ken Wahl, to appear as.)

The Biggest Loser isn't just a reality show anymore. NBC picked up Big Men, a comedy about a group of guys trying to lose weight, from actor Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), who will write and executive produce. Hopefully they'll at least try to keep the fat jokes to a minimum.

NBC bought a comedy written by and starring Jim Gaffigan. The show, which is based off his life, will be about a lazy father who raises his four kids in a two-bedroom NYC apartment with his "strong" wife. Something tells me those kids will be eating a lot of bacon.

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