Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Minkus Visits ‘Girl Meets World,’ WE tv Has Sex in a Box


The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, a Boy Meets World fan favorite is cast, CBS renews everything it can think of, and ABC Family goes True Detective.

Very important news: Lee Norris, better known as Minkus (only known as Minkus?) will reprise his role in the upcoming Girl Meets World alongside Cory, Topanga, and Mr. Feeny. [Uproxx]

Anyone could have predicted that CBS would renew TV’s highest-rated comedy, The Big Bang Theory, but it ordered three more seasons at once, meaning the show will run for (at least) ten seasons, increasing its chances that the sitcom might actually include a funny joke at some point. [TV Line]

Other notable and predictable CBS renewals: big acronym dramas CSI and NCIS and fan favorites Elementary and The Good Wife. On the sitcom side, all of Chuck Lorre’s other projects (Mike & Molly, Mom, and Two and a Half Men), The Millers, and the “comedy” powerhouse 2 Broke Girls. [TV Line]

New Nickelodeon shows were announced: Dan Schneider’s (my vote for most underrated showrunner) Henry Ranger about a young crime-fighter, Bella and the Bullfrogs about a cheerleader-turned-football player, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn a quintuplet comedy. [Deadline]

Rob Thomas will forever be known as the genius creator of Veronica Mars but he has a new project in the works: a comic adaptation called iZombie. The CW pilot cast Rose McIver as its lead Liv, “a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity.” Not a far reach from the rich zombies of Neptune, CA. [The Wrap]

Keke Palmer will be on the next season of Masters of Sex as the Masters’ nanny. [Showtime]

NBC scheduled ten season finales. Of note: Community (April 17), Parenthood (April 17), and Hannibal (May 23). [Deadline]

A&E pulled Those Who Kill after just two episodes because of its poor performance but plans to relaunch in a different time slot. [Zap2It]

Alan Thicke will get his own reality show because why not? Unusually Thicke will feature a “handful of celebrity friends” like Bob Saget, Magic Johnson, and Tom Green. Who knew Alan Thicke was friends with Tom Green? Canada must be a small, small world. [Hollywood Reporter]

ABC Family set dates for its summer premieres. Chasing Life (June 18) is a journalist drama, Young & Hungry (June 25) is about, ugh, “a feisty young food blogger,” and Mystery Girls (June 25) focuses on two old costars (Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth) who team up to solve mysteries. Hey, maybe we are getting an all-woman True Detective! [Deadline]

WE tv ordered an adaptation of the British reality show Sex Box. Sex Box is just as horrifying as it sounds: couples have sex in a box and “upon exiting, address their issues onstage and talk candidly to a panel of sex experts.” Sure, it’s trying to help couples and provide a shame-free environment to talk openly and honestly about sex but at the end of the day, it’s a show called Sex Box. You can watch an episode of the original here. [Variety]

John Cho has been cast as the main lead in the upcoming, beautifully titled Selfie. [The Wrap]