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Casting Couch: Tim Gunn to Make it Work on "Ugly Betty"

Project Runway host/mentor Tim Gunn might not be confirmed for the next season of the sartorial challenge series, but he is due to pop up in an unlikely place: Mode magazine.

ABC has announced that Gunn will guest star on Golden Globe-winning comedy Ugly Betty during February sweeps in not one, but two (yes, two!) episodes. Gunn will play a Fashion TV correspondent covering a grand scandale that breaks during the Mode Fashion Week runway show, beginning February 1st.

The February 1st installment of Ugly Betty that introduces Gunn's character will also guest star American Idol's Katharine McPhee, playing herself. Or better still, herself as a celebrity guest at said Mode runway show.

Also said to return in that February 1st episode: Christopher Gorham, who plays Henry, the object of Betty's affections. Will Betty be forced to choose between Henry and Walter? It is February sweeps, after all, but if Gunn can teach Betty one thing, it's to come to a decision and, well, make it work.

Like I wasn't going to say that.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Armed & Famous (CBS); Friday Night Lights (NBC); Beauty & the Geek (CW); According to Jim/According to Jim (ABC); American Idol (FOX; 8-10 pm); Wicked Wicked Games (MyNet)

9 pm: Criminal Minds (CBS); Deal or No Deal (ABC); One Tree Hill (CW); The Knights of Prosperity/In Case of Emergency (ABC); Watch Over Me (MyNet)

10 pm: CSI: New York (CBS); Medium (NBC); Primetime: Basic Instinct (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Beauty & the Geek.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for Beauty & the Geek. It might not be the most original or thought-provoking reality TV series on the air, but this "social experiment" from "Ashton Kutcher" always makes me chuckle. On tonight's episode, the geeks get makeovers (a little early, no?) while the beauties have to auction off their newly made-over teammates at a cattle auction. Did I say cattle? I meant... Oh, nevermind.

8 pm: Armed & Famous.

Maybe hell is freezing over, but I am tempted check out this new reality show on CBS, in which D-list "celebrities" including Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, and others undergo police training to become reserve officers (guns and all!) in Muncie, Indiana.

10 pm: Top Chef on Bravo.

On tonight's episode, there's a challenge that looks to be "shocking," but what we really want to know is what Cliff and the others do to a sleeping Marcel... a "prank" that transforms what the remaining chefs looks like. Gee, do you think they cut off Marcel's bizarro hair? Tune in tonight to find out.

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Anonymous said…
Tim Gunn on "Ugly Betty?" How can that not be fabulous? I can't wait!

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