TVLine Items: Big Bang Books Southland Star, Starz Eyeing Spartacus Spin-Off and More!

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Regina King has nabbed a Big new gig.

The Southland standout will guest-star in a January episode of The Big Bang Theory, The Hollywood Reporter reports. She’ll play an HR boss who grills Sheldon after a conversation with his sexy assistant (played by Margo Harshman) goes wrong.

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King’s TNT series, meanwhile, launches its fifth season Feb. 13.

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• With Spartacus nearing its conclusion, Starz is eyeing a spinoff centering on Julius Caesar. Per Deadline, Spartacus EP Robert Tapert will helm the potential project. The Roman leader (played by Todd Lasance) will first be introduced in the series’ upcoming final chapter, Spartacus: War of the Damned, which premieres Jan. 25.

RELATED | Spartacus‘ Farewell Season Poster Declares ‘War’

• MTV has opted not to order a second season of the well-reviewed-but-poorly-rated The Inbetweeners.

• Jeff Zucker has been named the new president of CNN. The bigwig most recently helped create Katie Couric’s daytime talker Katie, where he acted as showrunner.

• Scrubs alum and Exes star Donald Faison will host TBS’ new hidden camera series Who Gets The Last Laugh?, to bow in spring 2013.

• Two new BET comedies, Real Husbands Of Hollywood and Second Generation Wayans, are set to premiere Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10 pm and 10:30 pm, respectively.

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