Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Morgan Spurlock’s Deadly Sins, NBC’s Summer Premieres


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, Morgan Spurlock gets a new docu-series, Undateable gets a premiere date, and Enlisted gets the shaft.

AMC announced a ton of shows, most of which make no sense.

NBC finally gave a premiere date to Undateable, the newest show from Bill Lawrence’s Doozer Productions. The comedy, starring the very wonderful Ron Funches will premiere May 29. Other NBC premiere dates: hospital drama The Night Shift on May 27; Amy Poehler’s Welcome to Sweden on July 10; the reality show Food Fighters on July 22 (how was this title not already taken?); and comedy Working the Engels on July 10. [Variety]

Meanwhile, bad news from Fox. The network benched the great but under-performing Enlisted and announced that Kitchen Nightmares will take over that slot starting April 11 (its companion, Raising Hope, airs its hour-long series finale the week before). Fox also announced that the awful-sounding I Wanna Marry “Harry” will premiere May 27. [HitFix]

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) will star alongside Justin Long in Sober Companion. [EW]

In Emmy news, Shameless has switched from drama to comedy series even though this current season is, without a doubt, the darkest the show has ever been. True Detective will compete as a drama series rather than a miniseries, as many suspected. [A.V. Club]

MTV renewed Are You The One? a dating series in which people must find their perfect match to win a million dollars. I don’t understand it either. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Other renewal news: El Rey network renewed From Dusk Till Dawn for a second season and History renewed Vikings for a third.

New Gotham photos! Ben McKenzie as Commissioner Gordon! [Variety]

Showtime announced the Morgan Spurlock-produced docu-series Seven Deadly Sins. The series “will explore each of the seven deadly sins — one per episode — and will be told through Spurlock’s unique and extreme lens.” According to Spurlock, the goal is to “to make this as depraved as any scripted program.” I’m sure he’ll have fun, but the rest of us will just rewatch Se7en.

BBC America ordered its first original comedy, Almost Royals, about two British aristocrats visiting the United States. It premieres June 21. [Deadline]

Krysta Rodriguez (smartly) left the upcoming How I Met Your Mother spin-off and was quickly replaced by Tiya Sircar. [The Wrap]

John Cusack will guest star in the CBS Wall Street drama that he co-wrote. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Those Who Kill, the A&E drama starring Chloe Sevigny that was pulled after two episodes, will return Sundays at 10 PM on A&E’s sibling network, Lifetime Movie Network. [Deadline]