Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Hulu Might Save ‘Community,’ ‘True Detective’ Goes West


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, Danny McBride returns to HBO, Syfy gets serious about Sharknado, and some True Detective news.

Hulu is reportedly in “talks” with Sony about reviving Community for a sixth season that will consist of 13 episodes. Hulu has always been the most likely home for Community‘s afterlife, but nothing is set in stone yet. We may get #sixseasonsandamovie; #fiveseasonsandwhatever also remains a possibility. [The Daily Dot]

Danny McBride will return to HBO in the new comedy Vice Principals. The series, created by McBride and Jody Hill just as Eastbound & Down was, will focus on a high school and the vice principals who run it. [HBO]

Chelsea Lately will air its last episode on E! on August 26 with a live one-hour finale. [Variety]

Steve Kazee (Broadway’s Once) has joined the cast of Shameless as a rock musician. [Deadline]

Morgan Spurlock’s 7 Deadly Sins will now premiere Thursday, August 7. [Showtime]

CBS pulled its two canceled comedies, Bad Teacher and Friends With Better Lives, from its schedule. We’ll never know if bad teacher becomes good teacher or if the friends ever achieve their best lives. [TV Line]

Kerr Smith will have a recurring role in Season 2 of ABC Family’s The Fosters. [TV Line]

FX released a spooky trailer for The Strain.

Sons of Anarchy has cast Marilyn Manson in a recurring role as a “white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base.” [FX]

Melora Hardin (The Office) has joined the cast of Amazon’s dark comedy Transparent, replacing Gillian Vigman from the pilot. [Deadline]

Borrowing an idea from Discovery, Syfy will dedicate an entire week to Sharknado and Sharknado-related programming, whatever that could possibly be. [THR]

Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk will be in Adult Swim’s charmingly titled Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour! [A.V. Club]

Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations! Broad City, Orange is the New Black, and Fargo are among the nominees. The full list is here. [Deadline]

True Detective update: Season 2 will have three leads and take place in California. [Variety]

Kevin Reilly resigned from his job as entertainment chief at Fox. [The Wrap]