Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Fox Cancels ‘Hieroglyph’ Before It Airs, CBS Buys a Zoo


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, NBC renews Night Shift, CBS adapts James Patterson’s Zoo, and Fox kills Hieroglyph.

Fox canceled Hieroglyph after shooting only one episode, even though it had a rare straight-to-series order. [A.V. Club]

NBC’s boring The Night Shift has somehow been renewed for a second season. At least we’ll get more awful promotional photos! Maybe this time they will all wear leather scrubs? [Variety]

Amazon officially added the drama Hysteria to its third pilot season. The thriller stars Mena Suvari and T.R. Knight, among others. In Hysteria, “members of a girls’ competitive dance team are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests in violent fits and spasms.” [Deadline]

Jennifer Love Hewitt will be a series regular on the tenth season of Criminal Minds. Hewitt will play an undercover agent who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit. [EW]

Devon Aoki will have a recurring role in the third season of Arrow as Katana. [EW]

According to Kurt Sutter, Walton Goggins will return to Sons of Anarchy for the seventh and final season. [Twitter]

Carol Kane will be in Gotham! She’ll have a recurring role, starting in Episode 2, as Gertrud Kapelput, the Penguin’s mother. [TVLine]

Adam Richman’s new Travel Channel show Man Finds Food has been postponed after Richman said a bunch of shitty things on his Instagram account, responding to followers who took issue with his use of the “#thinspiration” hashtag. [A.V. Club]

Sara Rue has signed on to TV Land’s upcoming comedy Impastor, where she’ll star opposite Michael Rosenbaum. [Deadline]

Lena Waithe (Dear White People) will write a pilot script for Twenties for BET. You can watch the pilot presentation on YouTube. [Variety]

CBS gave a straight-to-series order to Zoo, based on the bestselling thriller by James Patterson. Zoo is “is set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet. A young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.” It will consist of 13 episodes and premiere next summer. [Deadline]

Oh yeah, and Yahoo picked up Community for a sixth season.