‘Glee Project’ Snags Kevin McHale Return; ‘Smash’ Brings on ‘Spring Awakening’ Star

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Oxygen’s The Glee Project continues to bring on more Glee stars as mentors. The competition series adds Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on the Fox hit, for the July 3 episode. McHale focuses on the new theme of “adaptability.” McHale’s costars Lea Michele, Samuel Larsen, Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera appear on Tuesday’s episode. [THR]

NBC’s Smash continues to staff up. The series just added Off-Broadway actor and TV newbie, Andy Mientus, for Season 2. He plays a poor kid from Brooklyn with dreams of writing for Broadway. Oy, let’s hope we don’t have another poorly done Ellis (Jaime Cepero) on our hands — just when we thought that was done with. This casting follows that of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson in a major recurring role and Newsies (and former pop singer) Jeremy Jordan as a new series regular. [TVLine]

The first image of Stephen Moyer joining the class of actors-turn-directors has hit the internet. He helms the July 29 episode of HBO’s True Blood. [TVGuide.com]

ABC has given its summer cop series, Rookie Blue, an early fourth season renewal. Apparently, the show has been winning its Thursday at 10 p.m. time slot among the ad-coveted 18-49 audience. [THR]

There’s life after cancelation. Kristin Chenoweth, who starred on GCB, will recur as a political reporter on CBS’ The Good Wife. [Deadline]

Ready for Love, Eva Longoria’s dating show for NBC, has apparently landed on its matchmakers. They are Amber Kelleher-Andrews, Tracy McMillan and Matthew Hussey. [THR]