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, FX and Bravo announce upcoming slates, an Office alum stops by New Girl, and Game of Thrones continues forever.
First, the biggest hosting news of the day: Charlie Sheen will host a relationship quiz show on WeTV. On Charlie Sheen’s Bad Influence, Sheen will quiz couples on how well they know each other. [THR]
Oh yeah, and Stephen Colbert will host The Late Show.
At FX/FXX’s upfront presentation, it was announced that the networks will increase from 11 to 22 original shows within the month. Some of the shows include comedies Married (starring Judy Greer!), You’re The Worst, and The Partnership. Also on deck are the Middle Eastern drama Tyrant, the Guillermo Del Toro-based The Strain, and next week’s Fargo. The Americans didn’t get an official renewal but will soon. Arguably the biggest news is the 12-day, 522-episode The Simpsons marathon. [LA Times]
Conan O’Brien will broadcast a week of shows from San Diego Comic-Con. [The Verge]
TV Land is reviving the once-hit Candid Camera for a summer run that will consist of 10 episodes. [Variety]
For some reason, Syfy gave a 12-episode series order to a 12 Monkeys adaptation based on the Terry Gilliam movie of the same name. [Deadline]
Bradley Whitford will be on Law & Order: SVU… in an episode that also features Geraldo Rivera and Ann Curry as themselves. [TVLine]
Renewal news: FX and/or FXX renewed It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for two more seasons (maybe that’s more than enough?) making it the longest-running live-action show in cable history, A&E renewed odd hit Bates Motel for a third season, and HBO predictably renewed Game of Thrones for its fifth and sixth season.
The Starz drama Power, from 50 Cent, will premiere on June 7. [The Wrap]
Oscar Nunez (The Office) and Kerri Kenney (Reno 911!) will guest star on the April 15 season finale of New Girl. [TV Guide]
Bravo also had an upfront presentation this week, though it was nowhere near as exciting as FX’s. It will have two scripted series with horrible titles: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Odd Mom Out. On the reality side is The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding, Best New Restaurant (with Tom Colicchio), and a bunch of boring-sounding unscripted shows that will become modest hits for the network. [The Wrap]
Ashley Tisdale and George Wendt (Norm!) will co-star in TBS’s as yet untitled barbershop comedy. I was intrigued by the show until Tisdale’s character was described as “one of the guys — but she’s still totally sexy without really trying.” [Deadline]