Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Rob Lowe Remembers the ’90s, Andy Samberg Returns to ‘SNL’


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, Meg Ryan joins How I Met Your Dad, Andy Samberg returns to Saturday Night Live, and Ellen DeGeneres gets a design show.

Upcoming Saturday Night Live hosts/musical guests: Andrew Garfield and Coldplay (May 3), Charlize Theron and The Black Keys (May 10), and Andy Samberg and St. Vincent (May 17). [THR]

First CBS wanted us to believe that Josh Radnor grows up to be Bob Saget and now we’re supposed to believe that Greta Gerwig grows up to be Meg Ryan? Sure. Ryan was cast as the narrator in How I Met Your Dad. [Deadline]

Vh1 canceled Best Week Ever again. But maybe it will rise again in four years, only to be canceled again in five. [Splitsider]

Netflix ordered its first Spanish-language original series! The comedy is about a “family feud among heirs of a soccer club after the owner’s death” and will premiere in 2015. [Deadline]

Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) inked a multi-year deal with Netflix and Noah Hawley (Fargo) inked a two-year deal with FX.

Ellen DeGeneres will produce Ellen’s Design Challenge, an HGTV series that features contestants designing and building furniture within 24 hours. The six-episode series will air in 2015. [Variety]

Do you remember the ’90s? Rob Lowe does! He’ll narrate National Geographic Channel’s The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? and we”ll marvel about how Rob Lowe hasn’t aged since the ’90s. [Deadline]

Ian Gomez (Cougar Town) has joined the CBS pilot Cuz-Bros alongside Geoff Stults and Parker Young (Enlisted), making Cuz-Bros full of actors who are still awaiting to hear the fate of their current shows. [TV Line]

Comedy Central picked up This Is Not Happening from CC: Studios (its in-house creative initiative) for an eight-episode series.

Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar will write and star in the Amazon Studios pilot Really. The cast will include Sarah Chalke, Selma Blair, and Hayes MacArthur. [Paste]

Here’s a fun story: FX has made MillerCoors its official partner, so in case you’re wondering why KGB spies on The Americans have a sudden interest in chugging Miller High Life, that’s why. [Variety]

ABC Family gave a pilot order to Stitchers. Stitchers “follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave” — and no, I have no idea what any of that means, either. [Deadline]