Debra Messing guests on 'SVU,' Camille Grammer reportedly out of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
Former "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing will guest-star on an episode of "Law & Order: SVU" in February. She'll play a TV reporter who is "working to expose pedophiles" and whose path crosses with the SVU team when her life is threatened. [ NBC]
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" will be down one housewife if and when it returns for a second season. Camille Grammer, the soon-to-be ex of Kelsey Grammer, "has no interest in participating," a source close to the production says. Her publicist, meanwhile, says she's "undecided" on a return. [ The Hollywood Reporter/ The Wrap]
Generally awesome actress Illeana Douglas has been cast in a potentially recurring role on "Gossip Girl." She'll first appear as Lily's ( Kelly Rutherford) sister Carol in an April episode, where the two characters will likely remissness about their wild, undocumented time in the '80s. [ TVLine]
Conveniently timed with the release of her new book and the return of "Jersey Shore," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has signed on to read the "Top 10" during the Jan. 10 episode of "The Late Show With David Letterman." CBS isn't saying the topic, but we bet it has something to do with... New Jersey. [ CBS]
HBO wants to put on some weight in the comedy department. The network is developing a single-camera comedy, tentatively titled "Muscle," from "Blue Valentine" director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance. Following the body-building subculture, the pilot is based on British memoirist Sam Fussell's "Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder." The physical requirements should present an interesting problem for casting. [Deadline]
Prepare for yet another Kardashian reality show. E! has greenlit "Khloe and Lamar," about the life of Khloe Kardashian and her husband, L.A. Lakers forward Lamar Odom. Khloe's brother Robert will also be a regular presence. [E!]
A pair of premiere dates from the MTV Networks portion of the TCA winter press tour: TV Land's "Retired at 35," about a guy (Johnathan McClain) who quits his job and moves into his parents' (George Segal and Jessica Walter) Florida condo, debuts after "Hot in Cleveland" on Jan. 19. CMT's "Working Class" -- its first scripted series, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Jan. 28. [TV Land/CMT]