The news just keeps getting worse for NBC and those at “Up All Night.” Last year, the network decided to give the show a short hiatus and convert from single to multi cam, in hopes of garnering more eyeballs. With that came recent news of Christina Applegate’s departure from the show and rumors of NBC looking to bring on Lisa Kudrow in the role. Now, the Peacock network has announced that “Up All Night” will have their second half of the season cut down from five to one multi-cam episode. Can we say series finale? Christina Applegate will not be a part of this episode and there is no word whether she will be recast or just written out somehow.
According to reports, The Price is Right will air its first ever children’s special this April. Kids aged 8-14 will participate in the show’s games alongside parents. In quick casting news, Katie Couric will play herself on an upcoming episode of Nashville, where Rayna James (Connie Britton) visits Katie’s talk show to talk about her upcoming divorce. Also, Grimm has cast their Queen of the Schwarzwald Gypsies, an ally to Adalind. Shohreh Aghdashloo has landed the role and will kick off her recurrence on the show in April. The show returns March 8 after hiatus.
Finally, on March 7, Fox plans to expand their Thursday night with supersized and special episodes of American Idol and Glee. That night, Fox will announce Idol’s Top 12 and celebrate the 500th musical performance on Glee, which will be the cast’s cover of “Shout.” American Idol will air from 8-9:30pm ET and Glee will air from 9:30-10:30pm ET. Per the network, the episode centers around Santana as she “makes herself at home in the loft a little too quickly for Rachel and Kurt’s comfort.” The episode is titled “Girls (and Boys) on Film.”