TV News: Broad City Renewed, and more headlines


Broad CityComedy Central has renewed one of the funniest shows on the air just hours before its second season premiere. Executive produced by Amy Poehler, Broad City began as a web series by the show’s stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as a couple of 20-something misfits and their comic NY misadventures. (THR)

Returning Shows

Silicon Valley. Suzanne Cryer (Two Guys and a Girl, remember that one?) has been added to the cast of the HBO‘s tech nerd comedy as the managing partner of a venture capital firm. Rebecca Creskoff (Hung, Justified) had originally been announced back in October. No reason given for the switch. (Deadline)

Turn: Washington Spies. Gentry White (Furious 7) has been added to the second season of AMC‘s Revolutionary War drama as Billy Lee, George Washington’s 17-year-old slave and “right-hand man.” (Deadline)

In Development

Wet Hot American Summer. The recently confirmed Netflix spinoff of the cult film has added Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live), John Slattery (Mad Men), Randall Park (Veep, The Interview), Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Lake Bell (In a World…), Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Jayma Mays to the show’s burgeoning ensemble. (Deadline)

Breed. Justin Chatwin (Shameless) has been added to the pilot for TNT’s drama about a series of murders in the Pacific Northwest that turnout perhaps to have an other-worldly cause. He’ll play a mentally unstable, “boyish but vaguely damaged star FBI agent” and a serial killer expert.  (THR)

Queen of the South. The pilot for USA‘s drama starring Alice Braga (City of God, I Am Legend) has added Adriana Barraza (Babel) to the cast. Based on Arturo Perez Reverte‘s best-seller, the story follows a woman (Braga) on the run after her drug dealing boyfriend is murdered in Mexico.  Barraza will play the ex-wife of a drug lord building a drug empire in the United States. (Deadline)

Shannara. John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) will play Eventine, King of the elves in MTV’s series based on Terry Brooks’ book series about a magical family living thousands of years after the end of civilization. (Wrap)


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