Liza Minnelli to Appear on ‘Smash’ And More Casting News

Liza Minnelli has been tapped to guest star on “Smash,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, announced Tuesday.

The icon will guest-star as herself  in the upcoming season of “Smash.” Minnelli will an original song with series regular Christian Borle.

“Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway,” said Greenblatt. “So what could be more fitting than to have her legendary talent on a show that celebrates a world Liza has dazzled for decades? I had the pleasure of working with Liza when we restored her landmark television special ‘Liza With a Z’ at Showtime, and to see her artistry up close and personal is a thing to behold.”

Minnelli will appear in the episode titled “The Surprise Party,” which is slated to air in Spring 2013.

“Smash” season 2 premieres on Tuesday, February 5 at 10/9c on NBC.

In other casting news…

“Fringe’s” Seth Gabel will play a “super-villain modeled after the DC Comics character Vertigo.” The site reports Gabel’s character is “Oliver’s deadliest adversary to date.” [TVLine]

New Kid Joey McIntyre has booked a guest star role on “90210.” McIntyre will guest star as an up-and-coming music manager who has some business with Dixon. [EW]

Michael Bay is stopping by “The Neighbors” as himself on the ABC’s freshman comedy series. [TVLine]

Terrell Owens is guest star as himself on “90210.” [TVLine]

Shirley Jones has been booked to appear on “Cougar Town.” “The Partridge Family” veteran will play Anne, an elderly woman who purchases Grayson’s old house. [TVLine]

English Actor Rob Kazinsky has been as a series regular on “True Blood.” The “EastEnders” alum will play a faerie, and  Sookie’s love interest. [TVLine]

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