TVLine Gadgets: The Conners’ New ‘Boss,’ Child Shark Collection Solid and Extra

Darlene has finally found a friend at work! The Conners has tapped Alexandra Billings (Transparent) to recur during Season 3 as Robin, a transgender woman who is a supervisor at the Wellman Plastics factory where Darlene and Becky are employed.

No-nonsense but fair, Robin becomes a friend and mentor to Sara Gilbert’s character, “which lands (Darlene) in an awkward situation between the boss and her sister, Becky,” per the official synopsis.

Billings makes her debut in the Nov. 25 episode.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Nickelodeon has revealed the voice cast for its new preschool series, Baby Shark’s Big Show! (which premieres Friday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 pm ET), and it includes Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld), Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black), Luke Youngblood (Galavant), Debra Wilson (MADtv) and Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears).

* Tamera Mowry-Housley will join Hallmark’s Home & Family as a contributor beginning in December, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Pluto TV is adding the following classic TV shows to its free streaming service, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 24, per Vulture: Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Family Ties, Wings, Mission: Impossible and The Beverly Hillbillies.

* My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood will debut Thursday, Dec. 3 on HBO Max.

* Starz is developing a slate of series inspired by “extraordinary women of history,” and for starters has acquired the rights to author and historian Alison Weir’s acclaimed biography Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life.

* Original G4 stars Olivia Munn, Kevin Pereira, Adam Sessler, Chris Hardwick, Morgan Webb and Sarah Underwood will take part in A Very Special G4 Holiday Reunion Special, airing Tuesday, Nov. 24 on Twitch and YouTube, and Friday, Nov. 27 at midnight ET/9 pm PT on Syfy.

Did @RonFunches just commit us to a G4 Reunion Special?

When will 2020 end…

— G4TV (@G4TV) November 16, 2020

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