demi ovato kevin mchale teen choice 2012 Kevin McHale could host 'X Factor,' 'New Girl' casts future Nick and more casting news“Glee” star Kevin McHale tried his hand at hosting at the latest Teen Choice Awards, but now the actor is looking at a more permanent gig: He’s one of the finalists in contention to take over for Steve Jones as host of “The X Factor” this fall.

According to TV Guide, the new role wouldn’t affect his day job on “Glee.” Rather, he’d likely be one half of a male-female team. Other potential hosts include Khloe Kardashian, Erin Andrews and Kelly Osbourne. McHale has worked with the show and its personalities before: He co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards alongside “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato, and he hosted a behind-the-scenes featurette during the show’s Season 1 premiere.

Look for producer Simon Cowell to make an official announcement in the coming weeks.

In other casting news:

– “Greek” troublemaker Dilshad Vadsaria, who played Rebecca on the ABC Family series, has landed a recurring role on the upcoming Season 2 of ABC’s hit drama “Revenge.” She’ll play Padma, a financial whiz who gets a job at Nolan’s company. She is also a potential love interest for Gabriel Mann’s bisexual billionaire. [TVLine]

– In what sounds a little like one of Barney’s tricks to bed women on “How I Met Your Mother,” “New Girl” has hired Raymond Barry to play an old drunk who hangs out at Nick’s bar and tells Jake Johnson’s character that he’s him — from the future. [TVLine]

– Speaking of “New Girl,” Rachael Harris, who plays Jess’ boss on the FOX hit, is dropping by another successful comedy. She’ll appear in the third episode of “Happy Endings” Season 3 as a realtor trying to find the newly reunited Dave and Alex an apartment. [TVLine]

– British comedian Matt Lucas (of the cult hit “Little Britain”) is joining “Community” Season 4 in a recurring role as a history professor. The new guy used to teach at Oxford, so his ways are little more challenging than the Greendale gang are used to. [TVLine]

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