TV News: Eisenberg preps Amazon comedy, ‘Survivor’ cast announced

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Grammy Awards. LL Cool J will host the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s ceremony will air February 8 on CBS. (E! Online)

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Survivor. CBS has fully unveiled the cast for the upcoming 30th season of its perennial reality competition show Survivor, this outing branded “Worlds Apart.” The initial theme of the series is to pit a “White Collar” team, a “Blue Collar” team, and a “No Collar” team against each other in the traditional Survivor style. The new season premieres on Wednesday, February 25 and will continue to be hosted by Jeff Probst. (EW)

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Billions. Showtime’s new drama pilot Billions has added two new cast members: Kerry Condon (Luck, The Walking Dead) and Toby Leonard Moore (John Wick). They will join the previously cast Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Damian Lewis (Homeland) in the series set in the financial world. (Deadline)

Bream Gives Me the Hiccups. Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) is partnering with Amazon Prime to develop a 30-minute comedy series based on his Internet-published short stories titled “Bream Gives Me the Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old.” (THR)

Apocalypse Slough. Following up from yesterday’s Rob Lowe casting announcement, the producers of Sky 1’s Apocalypse Slough miniseries has announced additional cast members to round out the comedic drama. Jenna Fischer (The Office), Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans, Yonderland), Pauline Quirke (Birds of a Feather), Paterson Joseph (Peep Show) and Joel Fry (Game of Thrones) will join Lowe in the series, which is now slated to air in the US on NBC. (THR)

Best New Restaurant. Bravo has added another food-based reality competition show to its lineup (joining the Emmy-winning Top Chef among others) from Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio. The new series differentiates itself from other food competition series as it will focus on the end-to-end restaurant growing experience as opposed to focusing simply on food. (Variety)

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