Rebecca Mader heads to ‘30 Rock’

6:15 pm EDT, November 19, 2012

In its ongoing quest to hire everyone who was ever on a very good TV show, 30 Rock has tapped Rebecca Mader to guest star in its final season.

Mader, perhaps best known for her turn as anthropologist Charlotte Staples Lewis (C.S. Lewis – see what they did there?) on Lost, will be popping up as a “temptress” at some point during the seventh and final season. She has also appeared in No Ordinary FamilyWhite Collar and Fringe. No word on who or what she will be tempting or when she will even appear, but she has been spotted on set filming with Alec Baldwin. 

Mader won’t be the highest profile star of the season, with those honors likely being split among Bryan Cranston, Ryan Lochte and Kellan Lutz, but she still has the chance to make her mark. Who knows – maybe she’ll even get to stick around for a mult-episode arc. Jack Donaghy for one is currently wanting in the romantic department.

It’s shaping up to be a busy back half of the season for 30 Rock – from Mader’s guest role, to Liz’s upcoming wedding, and even the return of old favorites like Jack’s mom Colleen and Dennis. No one can accuse 30 Rock of going out quietly.

The Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure theme park debuted the world’s first Frozen musical on Friday, May 27, and video of the full show is now online.

Clocking in at nearly 70 minutes long, the new Frozen musical is easily one of longest shows ever at a Disney park. The previous musical at the Hyperion Theater at California Adventure, Aladdin, was “only” 45 minutes.

With only three shows scheduled for opening day, Fast Passes for the Frozen musical were out of stock only one hour after the park opened. The passes will only get tougher to come by as we enter the holiday weekend.

Luckily, fans managed to record the whole show and put it on YouTube. Your favorite characters, including Ana, Elsa, and Olaf, appear in the Frozen musical as they perform all the hit songs from the movie. As you can tell from the length of the show, much of the movie has made it into the theatrical adaptation. The show is quite extravagant, and naturally includes a show-stopping performance of “Let It Go.” Watch the full Frozen musical below:

Disney has already announced that a Broadway version of Frozen is currently in development, as is an animated sequel.

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Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

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So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?