The role of Puck’s father on Glee has finally been cast, and Melrose Place veteran Thomas Calabro will play the estranged father of Mark Salling‘s underachiever in this season’s 18th episode.
Puck’s mom was played by Gina Hecht, was introduced in the Season 1 episode “Mash-Up.”
Family reunions have been a major theme of Glee‘s third season, during which we’ve met the parents of Rachel, Mike, Sam and Emma. We are also set to see White Collar’s, Matt Bomer as Blaine’s older brother, Cooper Anderson. (A play on CNN’s openly gay Andreson Cooper?)
Also – The 2012 GLAAD Awards are going Glee crazy! Dianna Agron has been named host of the San Francisco-based honors on June 2, while Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera will emcee the New York ceremony on March 24. Rivera also hosted last year’s event.
The Big Bang Theory
Howard and Bernadette must be heading for a wedding, seeing as viewers will soon be meeting young Mr. Wolowitz’s in-laws-to-be. The CBS hitcom has a casting call out now for the roles of Mr. and Mrs. Rostenkowski, a blue-collar ex-cop and a sweet-but-formidable retired schoolteacher.
About to premiere on showcase this month, HBO has canceled horse-racing drama Luck after a third horse died during production. The network issued a statement that read: “Safety is always of paramount concern. We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horseracing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures. While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won’t in the future.”
Mere hours after, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued a response to the decision. “Knowing that old, unfit, and drugged horses were forced to race for this series, PETA is glad that HBO has finally decided to cancel the show. We thank the whistleblowers who refused to let these horses’ deaths go unnoticed.”