In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:
-Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ will welcome ‘Family Ties’ dad Michael Gross, TVGuide.com has learned. Gross will guest star as Mr. Hardin, “a longtime no-nonsense math teacher who has seen standards drop over the years and struggles to the hold the line.”
-Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is returning to ‘Mike & Molly’ as Molly’s literary idol J.C. Small, TVGuide.com reports. In her episode airing this spring, Mike arrests J.C. and Molly has to come to her rescue.
-NBC’s drama pilot ‘Odyssey’ has added ‘Everwood’s Treat Williams. He’ll play Col. Glen, who is described as simultaneously being upbeat and duplicitous. He’s also involved in the cover-up of the assassination of the 24th Special Ops unit.
-TVLine has exclusively learned that Sarah Ramos is returning to ‘Parenthood’ as Haddie Braverman. She will have a one-episode comeback in the Season 5 finale.
-Ryan McPartlin (‘Chuck’) has nabbed a guest starring role in USA’s ‘Playing House.’ As first reported by TVGuide.com, McPartlin will play a hunky officer who helps install a baby seat.
-Anthony Anderson’s ABC untitled (formerly ‘Black-ish’) pilot has added Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Girlfriends’). She will play Anderson’s wife in the half-hour comedy.
-Recently announced via Twitter, Tim Daly (‘Private Practice,’ ‘Wings’) is headed to FOX, where he’ll star in ‘The Mindy Project.' No word yet on who he’ll play.
-Bravo has given a 13-episode series order to ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,’ starring Lisa Edelstein and Janeane Garofalo. The show revolves around Abby (Edelstein), a self-help author who’s keeping her separation from her husband a secret.
-A&E is developing ‘The 36,’ a high concept drama from the ‘Immortals’ writers, Deadline reports. It comes from the mystical Jewish concept of the Righteous 36, “which stipulates that at all times there are 36 people in the world possessing special powers who don’t necessarily know each other but if even one of them was missing, the world would come to an end. “