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, HBO brings back Project Greenlight, Sarah Silverman joins Masters of Sex, and Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace gets her own docu-series.
Crackle isn’t a household name yet, but it’s looking to become one with three new series: Tightrope, a comedy series exec produced by Bryan Cranston; Sports Jeopardy, which is exactly what it sounds like; and Sequestered, a thriller about a jury starring Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau, and Patrick Warburton. Crackle also renewed Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for 24 more episodes. [Tubefilter]
In addition to the previously announced return of 2005’s The Comeback, HBO is bringing back the 2001 filmmaking documentary series Project Greenlight. While HBO continues to look into the past for programming, I’ll just whisper Enlightened‘s name into the wind.
Fox canceled Almost Human. [THR]
Adult Swim renewed Childrens Hospital for a sixth season! [THR]
Starz ordered two seasons of Blunt Talk, a comedy from Seth MaFarlane (ugh, Family Guy) and Jonathan Ames (yay, Bored to Death!). Blunt Talk stars Patrick Stewart and will premiere in 2015. [EW]
Enlisted, this season’s great new comedy that I just will not shut up about, is still in limbo over at Fox, but creator Kevin Biegel will show the remaining four episodes at the ATX Television Festival in June. [HitFix]
It was only on Monday that I learned Cedric the Entertainer has been hosting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire since last fall, and then Wednesday I learned he was already leaving! What a roller-coaster week of emotion! Here’s something even odder: Terry Crews, currently on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, might be replacing him. [Deadline]
Sarah Silverman will have a recurring role in the second season of Masters of Sex, which will return to Showtime on July 13.
Let’s put aside the jokes about AOL for a second and instead focus on how awesome is it that the great Laura Jane Grace of the great punk band Against Me! (who put out one of the best albums of the year thus far) will have her own documentary series, So Much More, about “meeting other gender-variant people and navigating her transition from male to female.” There is no premiere date, but you can watch a trailer above. [Rolling Stone]
As for the rest of AOL’s impressive 16-show slate, you can expect to see a bunch of familiar faces: Kevin Nealon’s Laugh Lessons has Nealon teaching children about comedy; Park Bench finds Steve Buscemi having unscripted conversations with New Yorkers; That’s Racist features Mike Epps exploring racial stereotypes and ethnic jokes; and, of course, James Franco will have his own show, Making a Scene With James Franco, because if James Franco doesn’t have a show on a network, then does that network really even exist? [Variety]
Michael McKean will co-star in Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel that we’re still not sure that we want. [Deadline]
Sharknado 2 doesn’t premiere until July 30, but Syfy has already ordered Sharknado 3. No word on whether Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath will also star in the third, but if not, may we suggest Everclear’s Art Alexakis? [The Wrap]
Syfy also unveiled its unscripted slate, featuring Adam + Eve, which pairs two strangers together in isolation for 90 days; Geeks Who Drink, about the geeky pub quiz trend; and Twins, a “house reality social experiment” testing twins who claim to have ESP, and more. [Deadline]
HBO has pushed back The Leftovers premiere date to June 29, which is a shame because this trailer is so good and so eerie and I can’t wait.