Casting Bits: First Peek at Zooey Deschanel on 'SNL', Ben Falcone Books 'Happy Endings'
Casting Bits: First Peek at Zooey Deschanel on 'SNL', Ben Falcone Books 'Happy Endings'
Casting bits. Casting bits. Say that like a disembodied voice on the radio. Sounds cool, right? Anyway, on to the actual casting bits, then. We've got someone going shirtless on 30 Rock, a Friends reunion of sorts, and another guy with a moustache heading to The Cleveland Show. But first...

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Hey, girl(s), what you doing? Zooey Deschanel is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, and as this promo suggests, I've a feeling it'll be good. Ish.


Also headed to Studio 8H is former SNL regular (and current Up All Night star) Maya Rudolph. She's returning to the show as host on the February 18 episode, which will also feature Brooklyn noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells. Hmm. Can we bank on the return of her Oprah impersonation? Or maybe Ava from Up All Night? We can definitely bank on a Bridesmaids mini-reunion, what with Kristen Wiig in tow.

Speaking of Bridesmaids, another one of the film's stars is headed to your TVs: Ben Falcone has booked a guest role on ABC's Happy Endings. He's set to appear in the sitcom in late March or early April as Darren, Max (Adam Pally) and Dave's (Zachary Knighton) landlord, according to TV Guide.

Back to New York: Jim Carrey will be doing a cameo on an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, according to the Huffington Post. There's no confirmed date yet, but he's going topless in his appearance on the show. I don't think it's a bad thing.

A Friends mini-reunion on Web Therapy: David Schwimmer will join Lisa Kudrow in four episodes of the Showtime comedy, according to Entertainment Weekly. The guy we all still call Ross will star as Newell Miller, the son of a college professor who seeks therapy after seeing his dad get it on... with Lisa Kudrow's character. Awkward. This is not the first time a Friends star has headed to Web Therapy: Courteney Cox dropped by in the first season. (Obligatory Cougar Town returns next week mention goes here.)

Brad Pitt is headed to Inside the Actor's Studio: the Moneyball star (and the "Bra" in "Brangelina" -- I know, I know) will face James Lipton on the Bravo series this Friday at 8pm. Here's a sneak peek:


Veronica Cartwright gets legal on Revenge: the Emmy-nominated actress, who recently starred in Memphis Beat, will play a judge on the ABC sudser, according to TV Guide. She's slated to appear later this month.

And finally, Nick Offerman is headed to The Cleveland Show: the Parks and Recreation star will voice a sexist department store owner who gets his female Christmas elves to wear provocative outfits to attract customers, EW reports. Yep, it's the show's Christmas episode, which means you'll only see this episode much later in the year. Still, excited to see who wins in a moustache-off: Cleveland, or Ron Swanson? Close call.

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