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Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's USA Show 'Playing House' Debuts April 29th

The USA network announced the premiere date of Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's new comedy, Playing House. The series will debut on Tuesday, April 29th, at 10pm with back-to-back episodes. Created by and starring St. Clair and Parham, who also created and starred in the acclaimed but short-lived 2012 NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever together, Playing House follows an expectant mom (Parham) in the process of getting a divorce and her best friend (St. Clair), who abandons her business career to help raise the kid. The supporting cast The Office's Zach Woods and Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key.

HBO Orders Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry's 'Ballers' to Series

Two days after giving the Jack Black/Tim Robbins comedy The Brink a series order, Variety reports that HBO has followed that up with another order for the football dramedy Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry and executive produced by Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Levinson, who also penned the script. Johnson plays a former all-pro running back, while Corddry plays his former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor. Other characters on the show include "a highly spiritual pro athlete, financial adviser, sports agent, ESPN sideline reporter, and ex-wife of a pro football player." Ballers makes Johnson's first big TV acting gig, but thankfully for Corddry the show [...]

HBO Orders Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy Pilot to Series

HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy that stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins, Deadline reports. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and brother Kim created the show, and Jay Roach (Meet the ParentsAustin Powers), directed the pilot, which was ordered in the fall. The Brink follows three characters involved in a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a low-level military officer (Black), and a navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black). Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, and Eric Ladin play supporting roles in the show, which HBO quickly ordered to series after receiving and watching the pilot yesterday.

Ken Marino Joins Casey Wilson in David Caspe's NBC Pilot 'Marry Me'

Casey Wilson has found her onscreen fiancé. TV Line reports that Ken Marino has signed on to star opposite Wilson in Marry Me, creator David Caspe's (Happy Endings creator and Wilson's real-life fiancé) upcoming pilot for NBC that follows a newly engaged couple. Marino appeared in a handful of shows last year including Burning Love, Children's Hospital, Drunk History, and Eastbound & Down. Marry Me will make Marino's first starring role on a major network comedy since he was a regular on the short-lived NBC series Leap of Faith back in 2002.

Margaret Cho Joins Tina Fey's Fox Comedy Series

Margaret Cho has joined Tina Fey's new Fox comedy, THR reports. The comedian — who earned an Emmy nomination in 2011 for her role as Kim Jong-il on 30 Rock — has joined Fey and Matt Hubbard's untitled Fox series known as Cabot College about a women's university that starts accepting male students. Cho will play Laura Thibault, "the president of Cabot College who made the difficult decision to admit men into the school. She's further described as a divisive figure on campus and does her best to be welcoming of the male freshman but is often irritated by their antics."

Created by 30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard [...]

Fred Willard Joins Amy Poehler's NBC Pilot 'Old Soul'

The cast of Amy Poehler's David Wain-directed pilot about a retirement home keeps getting better. After news of Natasha Lyonne, Rita Moreno, and Nick Thune joining Old Soul's lineup, TV Line reports that Fred Willard — who has a recurring role on Modern Family as Phil's Dad — has signed on to play Hector, "a packrat and Broadway songwriter who has been married to Rita (Rita Moreno), his writing partner, for 50 years." Willard most recently appeared in Anchorman 2 and will show up in Andy Daly's new Comedy Central series Review in March.

Fox Orders 'Last Man on Earth', Created by and Starring Will Forte, to Series

Fox has given a series order to Last Man on Earth, a single-camera comedy created by and starring Will Forte, the network announced today. The show follows two strangers after the apocalypse who must put aside their differences to ensure the survival of the human race.

Last Man on Earth is being executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are also directing the pilot episode and had a big hit this weekend with their latest film, The Lego Movie. Lord and Miller first worked with Forte on their cult hit 2002 MTV animated comedy Clone High, and they have since used him as a voice actor in [...]

Here's the Teaser for Mike Judge's New HBO Comedy 'Silicon Valley'

Here's a quick teaser for Beavis and Butt-Head/Office Space/King of the Hill creator Mike Judge's nerdy new HBO series Silicon Valley, which stars Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Amanda Crew, Zack Woods, Matt Ross, T.J Miller, and Christopher Evan Welch. Is it bad that this teaser makes me want to punch that little boy in the face?

David Schwimmer to Star in Partially Improvised ABC Comedy 'Irreversible'

After making his switch from acting to directing films (Run, Fatboy, Run and Trust), Deadline reports that former Friends star David Schwimmer has signed on to return to television on the ABC comedy Irreversible. Based on the hit Israeli series Bilti Hafich, Irreversible will be semi-improvised "in the vein of Curb Your Enthusiasm." The show follows Andy (Schwimmer) and Sarah, "a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves." Segahl Avin, a co-creator on the original Israeli series, co-wrote the US adaptation and may also come aboard to direct the pilot in New York. Not counting his small roles [...]

FX Orders Series Starring Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, and Jenny Slate; Coming in July

Cable network FX announced they've picked up two new comedies today. The first, called Married, stars Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as two best friends trying to save their marriage amidst arguing and sex troubles. Brett Gelman (Eagleheart) and Jenny Slate (Parks and Rec) play supporting roles.

FX's second new show, You're the Worst, was created by Weeds writer/producer Stephen Falk and follows two self-destructive people who fall in love and try to date. You're the Worst stars British actor Chris Geere, Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), Kether Donahue (Pitch Perfect), and Desmin Borges (The Good Wife).

FX has ordered 10 episodes [...]

Jane Krakowski to Star in Fox Comedy 'Dead Boss'

Jane Krakowski's getting more camera — I mean cam-er-ah — time in the form of a leading role on a new Fox comedy. According to Deadline, the 30 Rock star has signed on for the lead role in Dead Boss, an adaptation of Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh's BBC3 series. Krakowski will play Horgan's original role Helen Stephens, an overachiever "wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss and forced to rely on her train wreck of a sister to prove her innocence." Production is reportedly moving to New York where Krakowski — who has been a hotly sought-after actor for pilot season this year — is based.

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Premieres on HBO April 27th

In a press release today, HBO confirmed that John Oliver's new talk show, titled Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, is set to debut on Sunday, April 27th at 11:00PM, which will be the show's regular weekly time slot. Oliver snagged Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell back in December, and James Taylor (John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show) and Jon Thoday (Workaholics, Adam Devine's House Party) will also serve as executive producers. Click through to watch The Daily Show's John Oliver retrospective:

Erinn Hayes to Play June Diane Raphael's Twin on NBC Pilot 'Mason Twins'

June Diane Raphael's twin sister has been cast for Mason Twins, the NBC pilot she co-created with Casey Wilson. THR reports that Erinn Hayes, who is a regular on Adult Swim's Children's Hospital, has been cast as Raphael's estranged twin sister Lizzie, "an intense, successful corporate climber who comes back home after she catches her fiancé cheating and loses her job — both in the same day." Hayes also had a role on NBC's now canceled Guys with Kids as well as in Sundance films this year by David Cross (Hits) and David Wain (They Came Together).

Jonathan Banks Joins Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul' Cast

The Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is beginning to round out its cast. According to Variety, Jonathan Banks has been cast alongside Bob Odenkirk as a regular on the series. Banks played Saul's private investigator Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad, so he'll reprise the role for the prequel and be on hand to clean up all Saul's messes. Banks and Odenkirk are so far the only announced cast members for Better Call Saul, which is set to premiere on AMC this November.