TBS has released trailers for its three new comedies and also announced they're developing two more in addition to the forthcoming Jake & Amir co-produced by Ed Helms. Above is the trailer for Steve and Nancy Carell's Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones; click through for the other two trailers and descriptions of the two new series in development, including another from Helms and a third from his fellow Office alum John Krasinski.
After canceling a ton of shows last week, ABC has added two new comedies to its lineup both centered on family and cultural identity, THR reports. The first series order goes to Cristela, a semi-autobiographical multi-cam show by and starring standup Cristela Alonzo as "an American Latina straddling cultures while not fully belonging to either." The second show to land a series order is Fresh off the Boat from Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan. Based on the Eddie Huang memoir of the same name, Fresh off the Boat follows a family of Taiwanese Americans as they "try to live [...]
CBS has given a series order to How I Met Your Dad, THR reports. The show, a spinoff of the network's long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother, is the first new comedy CBS has ordered for the 2014-15 TV season.
How I Met Your Dad stars Greta Gerwig as the title character, with Nick D'Agosto, Andrew Santino, Tiya Sircar, and Drew Tarver making up the rest of the ensemble and Meg Ryan serving as the narrator. Workaholics' Anders Holm will play a recurring role on the show, which is an indirect spinoff of How I Met Your Mother. HIMYD doesn't feature any of the same characters, but has a [...]
NBC has picked up its first new comedy from this year's batch of pilots. According to THR, the network has picked up Happy Endings creator David Caspe's pilot Marry Me starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino as a couple "who get engaged but realize getting married is harder than it looks." Tim Meadows, Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, and Tymberlee Hill are also set to star in the series, with Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) also set in a guest role. Marry Me joins Mr. Robinson, Tooken, and Working the Engels as NBC's newly added comedy pilots; for more on this year's crop of potential new shows, check out our [...]
Deadline reports that legendary This Is Spinal Tap performer Michael McKean has joined the cast of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul centered on Bob Odenkirk's criminal lawyer character Saul Goodman. McKean will play a new character named Dr. Thurber, "a brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction." News of McKean's casting follows that of Breaking Bad alum Jonathan Banks reprising his role as Saul's private investigator Mike Ehrmantraut. The prequel is currently set to debut this November.