TV Buzz: ‘Supernatural’ Taps ‘Stargate’ Actress for Recurring Role; James Brolin Cast as Jeff’s Dad on ‘Community’

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The CW’s Supernatural has cast Amanda Tapping of Stargate to play a cool and mysterious new angel named Naomi. The character will first appear in the seventh episode of Season 8 and will recur throughout the season. It was also reported that M*A*S*H alum Mike Farrell will guest in the eighth episode. [TVLine]

When will we finally meet Jeff Winger’s (Joel McHale) father on NBC’s Community?

This Thanksgiving will be a special holiday for Jeff on Community as he will spend some of the day at his estranged father’s house. Winger’s dad, William, will be played by none other than James Brolin. The episode, entitled “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations,” will also feature a Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) hosted dinner for the rest of the study group. [EW]

The first act set to perform at this year’s Grammy Nominations Concert in Nashville is Maroon 5. For the fifth year in a row, rapper/actor LL Cool J will host. The special will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 PM on CBS. [CBS]

Last season on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, we met Marshall’s (Jason Segel) Honeywell and Cootes boss, Cootes (played hilariously by Martin Short) and it looks like this season we will finally meet his colleague Honeywell. Reno 911! star Joe Lo Truligo will appear as Honeywell in at least two November sweeps episode for a major trial involving a corporation which polluted a lake. The same episodes will feature True Blood star Joe Manganiello who’s reprising his role as Marshall’s friend from law school. [TV Guide]

Nickelodeon is shutting down… for a good cause. On October 6, the kids’ network and the accompanying website will go off air from 12 PM to 3 PM ET/PT for the Worldwide Day of Play to encourage kids to get outside and be active. Then airing at 5 PM, Nick will air the special I Play Because featuring appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama, David Beckham, and Olympic Gold Medalists Apolo Ohno and Nastia Lukin. Rachel Crow and The Wanted will also perform. [Nickelodeon]

Tamoh Penikett of Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica is headed to Starling City on the CW’s Arrow. The actor will play Tom Salvati, an associate of Frank Bertinelli (Father of Helena Bertinell aka The Huntress). [Green Arrow TV]