David Letterman has inked a deal with Netflix for his own six-episode series. Deadline reports that the still-untitled series will find Letterman with a single guest conducting longform conversations and also feature “in-the-field” segments. A 2018 launch is expected.
Is the end in sight for Modern Family? ABC just re-upped the award-winning sitcom for two more seasons, and co-creator Steve Levitan told Deadline that while the series could go on longer, ten seasons felt like “a nice round number” and that he expects the show will end then.
ABC is nailing down the final details on their Roseanne revival. As previously reported, John Goodman is indeed back as Dan and the original series finale in which he had passed away will be ignored when the reboot starts. Meanwhile, TV Line reports that ABC president Channing Dungey confirmed that they are speaking with Johnny Galecki about reprising his role as David. Galecki already has a steady gig starring on the hugely popular CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
American Crime Story is undergoing an overhaul on their season based on Hurricane Katrina. According to TV Line, Sarah Paulson has been cast in the new season, but the source material is now based on Sheri Fink’s book, Five Days at Memorial, which chronicles the effect of the storm on a New Orleans Medical Center. As such, Annette Bening, Dennis Quaid and Matthew Broderick who were all previously cast are currently without roles, though the producers are looking for new parts for the veteran actors.
The Coen Brothers have inked a deal with Netflix to house their new Western anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The series will feature six tales from the American frontier, and Deadline reports that Coen Brothers favorite Tim Blake Nelson will star as the titular character.
Will the third time be a charm? 20th Century Fox reports that a third attempt is being made at developing a How I Met Your Mother spinoff. An initial show centering on a mother’s journey meeting her child’s father failed to get a pickup and a second attempt was thwarted when Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger got involved with This Is Us. But Fox chairman Dana Walden told Deadline that Fox has not given up on the idea and is currently locking in a writer for another attempt at developing the show.
HBO is anything but insecure about their current comedies Insecure and Ballers. The network just picked up Ballers for a fourth season and Insecure for a third season.
It’s a perfect _______. ABC revealed that they are re-upping Match Game, the ’70s game show revival now hosted by Alec Baldwin, for a third season. In addition, Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,00 Pyramid revivals will return for their fourth and third seasons respectively.
Wrestle with this! Netflix has given a second season to their freshman wrestling drama GLOW. The ’80s-set series centers on the emergence of female wrestling and stars Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin.
The season two finale is still a few weeks off, but USA Network has seen enough to renew Queen of the South for a third season. It’s expected back in 2018.
In a new promo, Showtime has revealed that Shameless will return to the network for Season 8 beginning Nov. 5.
Law & Order: SVU has cast Philip Winchester in a role that’s family in the Dick Wolf universe. Winchester will reprise his Chicago Justice character Peter Stone, who will move to New York to be the ADA, following in the footsteps of his father Benjamin Stone. Longtime Law & Order fans will remember Michael Moriarity portrayed legal eagle Benjamin Stone in the early years of the series. Winchester is expected to arrive midway into the new season.
TV Line reports that Maya Rudolf has been cast as Ralphie’s mother in FOX’s live action musical version of A Christmas Story. The special is expected to air Dec. 17 on FOX, just in time for the holiday season.
Italian actress Stefania Spampinato has landed a multi-episode arc on the upcoming seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. EW reports that the actress will play Carina DeLuca, the sister of Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti), whose arrival as a new doc stirs up some family drama at the hospital. Grey’s Anatomy returns on Sept. 28.
Peter Krause has (ahem) caught on to another series after the cancellation of The Catch. The Parenthood actor will star opposite Angela Bassett in the new Ryan Murphy-produced procedural drama 9-1-1 for FOX. The series is expected to arrive in 2018.
Zosia Mamet and Lou Diamond Phillips have been cast in the upcoming season of FX’s You’re the Worst. Mamet will play Gretchen’s (Aya Cash) childhood friend Heidi who runs a roller skating rink, while Phillips has been cast as himself, playing a father figure to Becca and Lindsay that dated their mother 20 years ago.
Devious Maids actress Ana Ortiz has landed a role in the sixth season of The Mindy Project. EW reports that Ortiz will play a doctor at a competing women’s clinic who starts snagging Jody’s (Garrett Dillahunt) patients. Initially, he views her as a rival but in his attempts to take her down, he actually starts to becoming interested in her. The Mindy Project returns to Hulu on Sept. 12.
Star is adding to its cast for season 2. Deadline reports that Evan Ross will recur as a DJ named Angel who is a nephew to Jahil (Benjamin Bratt), while Mike Epps has been cast as a record label president who crosses the line with one of the girls.
Minka Kelly will guest star on the upcoming second season of CBS’ Bull. EW reports that Kelly will play the much younger wife of a media baron who finds herself on trial for his murder. Bull returns to the CBS schedule with new episodes beginning Sept. 26.
The second season of 13 Reasons Why will have a number of new faces. Variety reports that Anne Winters, Bryce Cass, Chelsea Alden, Allison Miller, Samantha Logan, Kelli O’Hara and Ben Lawson have joined the cast in recurring roles. The new season recently started production.
Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of the new Amazon anthology series The Romanoffs. The Matthew Weiner-directed series has also cast Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Isabelle Huppert and Marthe Keller for roles. The series, which centers of people around the world believed to be descended from Russian royalty, is expected to debut in 2018.