Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Showtime’s Legal Comedy, Bill Hader’s HBO Deal


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 look at Key and Peele on Fargo, a trailer for Matador, and Bill Hader’s future at HBO.

Showtime is developing a legal comedy from the creator of Spy. Control Alt Delete “centers on four smart-ass workaholic associates in a “white shoe” law firm who are feverishly trying to move up the corporate ladder while avoiding becoming the next victim of the office serial killer.” [THR]

WE tv has ordered horror series South of Hell, about a demon hunter in Georgia. Eli Roth will direct the premiere. [EW]

Chloë Sevigny has joined the cast of Netflix’s still-untitled psychological drama also starring Linda Cardellini and Kyle Chandler. [TV Line]

Other casting news: Felix Gomez will be a series regular on ABC Family’s Stitchers and James McDaniel will star in Amazon Studios’ Hysteria. [Deadline]

Now that most networks have finalized all their pilot pickups for the fall, it’s time for them to recast roles! CW’s iZombie from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas will recast Alexandra Krosney and NBC’s Bad Judge will recast two roles: Mather Zickel and Arden Myrin (likely because its new showrunner, Nurse Jackie‘s Liz Brixius, wants to rework the characters). [Deadline]

Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader signed an exclusive development deal with HBO to create and star in a comedy. [A.V. Club]

Watch the trailer (above) for El Rey Network’s upcoming series Matador. Matador, which will premiere Tuesday, July 15, tells the story of a popular soccer player who lives a double life as a CIA operative.

Girl Meets World has cast Cory’s younger brother. Now 14 years old, Joshua will be played by Uriah Shelton (The Glades) and will first appear in the Christmas episode (along with Cory’s parents, still played by Betsy Randle and William Russ). [E! Online]

Neal McDonough (Justified) will have a recurring role in Season 4 of Suits as an enemy of the firm. [TV Line]

SundanceTV renewed its reality show Dream School, executive produced by 50 Cent, for a second season. [Sundance]

The creators of the absolutely hilarious Burning Love, Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn, have signed a digital development deal with Fox. If anything they produce is half as great as Burning Love, we can look forward to something fantastic. [Variety]

Mo’Nique and Khandi Alexander will co-star in Bessie with Queen Latifah, HBO’s movie about Bessie Smith. [Deadline]

How can you make Fargo even better than it is? Add Key and Peele! Here’s a clip from their upcoming arc. [EW]