ICYMI: Young Sheldon Gets Renewed, The CW Shows Get Premiere Dates, Jennifer Lopez Starring On Will and Grace, and More!
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The new CBS hit comedy show, Young Sheldon has been renewed for a second season!
The CW mid-season premiere dates have been announced! Life Sentence will premiere on Wednesday, March 7 at 9 pm ET. Check to see when all of your other favorites like The 100 and The Originals will be returning here.
Jennifer Lopez will be guest starring on Will and Grace in two roles! One of herself and the other as her Shades of Blue character, Detective Harlee Santos.
The limited series, Patrick Melrose will star Emmy-winner Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose. The series will air on Showtime! See who else will be joining Cumberbatch in the new limited series!
Hot Topic: Veep’s Final Season Will Return in 2019!
Matt Walsh confirmed that the seventh and final season of Veep will not be airing until next year. With all the political shows airing right now, Veep isn’t as serious about its use of politics. Julia is still working through her medical problems but the show will go on.
“We’ve seen [Julia], she’s done some table reads, she’s doing well, she’s finished her last chemo, she’s in recuperation. Her prospectives have remained excellent throughout. She’s very well loved; she’s a tremendous person.” – Matt Walsh
Interviews: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Are Creating A New Comedy-Horror Series!
Truth Seekers, a new paranormal series, is set to come to television by the British comedy team Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The series will be a comedy-horror.
“Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something. It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown.” – Simon Pegg
Coming Soon: NBC, ABC, CBS, and FX All Order New Pilots for the 2018-2019 Season!
According to Variety, NBC has ordered four multi-camera pilots for its 2018-2019 season. This will be their first comedy order for the season. Two pilots are executive produced by Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) – titled Like Family and So Close.
NBC also ordered the pilots Abby’s (Josh Malmuth) and Friends-in-Law (Brian Gallivan)!
CBS has ordered three new pilots and all of them are from female creators! History of Them (Gloria Calderon Kellett), Murder (Amanda Green), and I Mom so Hard (Michelle Nader) are all set for the 2018-2019 season.
ABC has ordered its first comedy pilot from writer and executive producer Tim Doyle. The half-hour comedy is untitled, but it follows a working-class Irish-Catholic family during the 1970s.
What We Do In the Shadows is headed to FX! Discussions on the series have been happening for a while, but Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement have finally found their network.
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