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Mike Epps to Star in ABC's 'Uncle Buck' Pilot

ABC is moving forward with Will Packer's TV adaptation of John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck, and according to Deadline, the multi-cam comedy just cast Mike Epps in the lead role. The series will follow Epps as Buck Russell, "a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way." Nia Long (The Cleveland Show, House of Lies) will play Will's wife. The project is moving forward despite the protests of John Hughes and John Candy's family members, who released a statement last year voicing their disapproval: "Recalling that the director was displeased with [...]

Jodie Foster Is Developing a Comedy About a Woman Whose Mother Is a Dog

It's the classic comedy setup: Alcoholic woman rescues a dog, alcoholic woman realizes the dog is her reincarnated mother, alcoholic woman decides to get sober to make her dog proud of her. That's the plot of Charlie, a half-hour single-cam comedy currently in development at Sony by Jodie Foster and The Big C creator/The Goldbergs writer Darlene Hunt. Foster will also executive produce and possibly direct should the project land a series order.

Rob Riggle and Jane Curtin to Star in Fox Pilot '48 Hours Til Monday'

Rob Riggle and SNL alum Jane Curtin are headed to Fox. THR reports that the two have been cast in a single-cam comedy pilot from The Mindy Project's Charlie Grandy called 48 Hours Til Monday, which follows "one husband's desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell." Riggle will star as a married father named Charlie Bishop, who "relies on weekends to reconnect with his family and be the kind of 'hands-on' father he didn't have growing up." Curtin will play Louise, "the wry and fun mom to Kelly who's currently living at — and smoking cigarettes in — Kelly's and Charlie's house with [...]

Whoopi Goldberg Joins Jermaine Fowler's ABC Pilot 'Delores & Jermaine'

Standup Jermaine Fowler's ABC pilot Delores & Jermaine just cast Fowler's onscreen grandmother. According to EW, Whoopi Goldberg has officially been cast opposite Fowler in the multi-cam pilot, which follows Fowler as "a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive, who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old school parenting." The pilot will tape in New York and reportedly not conflict with Goldberg's hosting duties on The View, and if it gets picked up Goldberg will also serve as an executive producer alongside Fowler and [...]

Ben Stiller to Produce Hourlong Dramedy Series 'Super Sad True Love Story'

On top of working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, Ben Stiller has teamed up with the company behind House of Cards to develop a new show. THR reports that Media Rights Capital is currently developing an hourlong TV adaptation of Gary Shteyngart's bestselling novel Super Sad True Love Story with Ben Stiller attached to executive produce via his production company Red Hour Films. The dramedy will follow "the unlikely relationship between a bookish man stuck in a tech-obsessed society and a complex, materialistic young Korean-American woman. While navigating this romance he must also contend with mounting demands from his charismatic boss, who is himself being pressured [...]

Jane Lynch to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Angel from Hell'

Jane Lynch just landed another starring TV role. According to Deadline, Lynch has signed on to star in a half-hour CBS comedy pilot called Angel from Hell, which follows Lynch as a "larger-than-life, brassy, and flamboyant" woman named Amy who enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel. The women "form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts." The role of Allison has not yet been cast. Tad Quill (Scrubs, Samantha Who?) will write and executive produce, and Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) will direct.

Epix Is Developing a Half-Hour Comedy Starring Nick Nolte

Comedy legend Nick Nolte might get his own Epix show. According to Deadline, the premium network is currently in negotiations for a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Graves, a half-hour comedy starring Nolte as a former US president "who has an epiphany, realizing that some of his policies have brought damage to the country. He embarks on a quest to right the wrongs while his wife is pursuing a career in politics." The series was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), who will also direct if the project lands a series order and co-executive produce with The Hurt Locker's Greg Shapiro. The series pickup is reportedly "pending," but [...]

Dave Foley to Star Opposite Ken Jeong in ABC Pilot 'Dr. Ken'

NewsRadio alum and one-fifth of The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley just landed a starring sitcom role. Deadline reports that Foley has been cast opposite Ken Jeong in the in-the-works pilot Dr. Ken, a semi-autobiographical comedy based on Jeong's life about "a frustrated HMO doctor juggling medicine, marriage and parenting, and succeeding at none of them." Foley will play Pat, the head of the hospital where Jeong works. Foley's most recent television appearances include ABC's The Middle, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland, and CTV's Spun Out.

Mark Wahlberg and 'Entourage' Writers/Producers Developing a New HBO Comedy

Mark Wahlberg and former Entourage writers/executive producers Ally Musika and Stephen Levinson are developing a new comedy for HBO. Deadline reports that the trio are working on a series called Hyena based on the autobiographical book by Sirius hip-hop radio host Jude Angelini. Like the book, the series follows Angelini's "journey from growing up in a factory town outside of Detroit and explores drugs, sex, and the human condition." Levinson and Wahlberg are also behind the upcoming comedy Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry, which HBO ordered to series last year.

HBO Is Developing Supernatural Comedy 'Incurable'

Not long after NBC ordered an adaptation of Australian supernatural comedy Strange Calls, HBO is getting in the supernatural comedy game too. THR reports the pay network is currently developing a series titled Incurable, which centers "on a support group for people with supernatural problems." Will Strouse will write and executive produce alongside Six Feet Under and The Newsroom's Alan Poul, who is also onboard to direct should the project land a pilot order.

Craig Ferguson to Play a Recluse in ABC Pilot 'The King of 7B'

Former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson might star in his own ABC sitcom. Entertainment Weekly reports that Ferguson has joined the cast of The King of 7B, a single-cam comedy about a recluse who "ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street." Ferguson will play the lead role and joins previously announced cast members Carla Jimenez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Howard Franklin will write and executive produce alongside Dan Fogelman and former Daily Show EP/Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin.

'Office' Alum Angela Kinsey to Star in ABC Pilot 'The 46 Percenters'

The Office's Angela Kinsey just landed a new starring TV role. Deadline reports that Kinsey has been cast as a lead in a multi-cam ABC pilot called The 46 Percenters, an "unromantic romantic comedy about the 46% of the population who choose to stay married as told through the POV of three couples." Kinsey will play Marni, a wife and mother and one-half of the couples focused on in the series. Kinsey's most recent TV credits include Bad Judge, New Girl, and The Hotwives of Orlando, which got a season 2 renewal last month.

Adam Scott and Joe Mande Are Developing a Marijuana Dispensary Comedy for NBC

Parks and Rec's Adam Scott and Joe Mande are teaming up for a brand new NBC comedy. Deadline reports that the pair are developing a show for the network called Buds, which follows a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Mande will write and serve as an executive producer alongside Scott via his production company Gettin' Rad.

Meagan Good Joins Craig Robinson's NBC Comedy 'Mr. Robinson'

It's been over a year since NBC ordered Craig Robinson's middle school music teacher pilot Mr. Robinson to series, and the latest update on the unscheduled show comes in the form of a casting change. THR reports that Meagan Good (Deception, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) has been cast in the series in a role originally attached to A to Z's Lenora Crichlow. Good will play Victoria Wavers, "a successful former Wall Street trader who left the Street to pursue her true calling as a high school English teacher." Mr. Robinson has gone through several changes since last year including a switch from single- to multi-cam and [...]