Blake Shelton Books 'Malibu Country' And More Casting News

Blake Shelton is heading to "Malibu Country."

HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that Shelton will play Reba McEntire's brother on the ABC comedy. "The Voice" coach will appear in the Friday, March 1 episode. The "Malibu Country" cast also includes Lily Tomlin as Reba's mother and Sara Rue as Kim, Reba's neighbor.

In October, McEntire told ETOnline that she was courting Shelton for a guest role.

"I've already talked to Blake [Shelton] and Kelly [Clarkson] and they said ... that they would appear, so we just got to get the script right when we need 'em in here," she said.

In other casting news ...

Wendy Williams is heading to "Law & Order: SVU."
Williams will play herself on the NBC procedural. She recently appeared in an episode of "30 Rock." [Examiner]

J.K. Simmons will guest star on "Parks and Rec."
Simmons will play the mayor of Ben Wyatt's (Adam Scott) hometown, a position Ben once held. The episode will air in March. [EW]

The "NCIS: LA" backdoor pilot has its first actor.
Edwin Hodge will play Kai Ashe in the "NCIS: LA" episode that doubles as the spinoff for the pilot about a group of agents who travel the country solving crimes. [TVLine]

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