Does any woman have the power to turn "Happy Endings" MVP Max (Adam Pally) straight? Apparently, "Saturday Night Live" alumna Abby Elliott does -- at least as long as she can get Max tickets to Chicago Bulls games. We're guessing their relationship isn't destined for longevity, but we respect Max's dedication to basketball.
According to EW, Eliott will appear as a character named Katie in an episode titled "Flowers for Al-gernon," set to air in the spring.
In other casting news ...
Beth Grant promoted to series regular on "The Mindy Project." Though she's only appeared in one episode so far, Grant's belligerent, pot-smoking nurse, Beverly, will be a permanent fixture on the Fox comedy in 2013. [The Hollywood Reporter]
"Revenge" and "True Blood" alums join TNT's "Legends." Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes and Tina Majorino are joining the Sean Bean project. Valletta will play Bean's character's ex-wife, Mayes and Majorino will play fellow agents at the DCO. [Deadline]
"Supernatural" favorite visits "The Mentalist." Rob Benedict will play a professor and PhD candidate who happens to work in the same lab where a student was murdered. His episode will air in mid-February. [EW]