TV News: Cirque Wants Into Your Living Room and More Headlines

Continuing Shows

The Flash. Devon Graye has signed on to play a villain on the 17th episode of the CW super hero show. It’ll be a guest spot where he plays am imposter plaguing Central City just like The Trickster (Mark Hamill). The real deal comes to the aid of The Flash (Grant Gustin) to bring him to justice. (Wrap)


Benched. The USA Network has cut bait on the freshman comedy about lawyers starring Eliza Coupe. You thought I was going to say they benched it, didn’t you? Yeah, I was, then I changed my mind. (TVLine)

New Shows

Zoo. The CBS animals-amok drama based on the James Patterson novel has cast Kristen Connolly (House of Cards, Cabin in the Woods)  and Billy Burke (Revolution) in the lead parts opposite already cast James Wolk (Mad Men‘s Bob Benson). Connelly plays a young journalist and Burke plays a large animal veterinarian. (Deadline)

In Development

Untitled Family Comedy. NBC has ordered to pilot a multicamera comedy about a pair of empty nesters whose dream of a quiet retirement is dashed when both their children and their parents move back in. (THR)

How We Live. Another NBC comedy pilot order sound ripped from 2007: When a man and his wife move to the suburbs, he starts blogging about the lives of those around him like some kind of David Attenborough anthropologist. (THR)

Superstore. And NBC has ordered a third comedy to pilot, this one of the workplace variety which explores life and love at one of those big box stores. (THR)

Other News

Cirque du Soleil. Not content playing to 9000 people a night in Vegas alone, Cirque is eyeing your living room in a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television to create “Live-action scripted projects.” The search for writers to “create scripted series that are as distinctive and exciting as the world famous Cirque live events” has begun. (Deadline)

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