Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Party Down’ Comes to Hulu, Lifetime Orders ‘The Omen’ Series


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, Malcolm Gladwell’s medical drama, Lifetime’s The Omen sequel, and Animal Planet’s animal birth Labor Day marathon — what the hell is going on with TV?

Hulu now has exclusive streaming rights to Party Down! We can all watch Party Down again! Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Ryan Hansen! Starting on Friday, every episode will be available on Hulu Plus (the first five will be available for free). The outdoors are overrated; spend your Labor Day weekend watching this show. [The Wrap]

Television has an uncontrollable need to resurrect the dead so we’re probably going to get a Full House revival. Sure. [TV Guide]

Because Dads was so loved, Fox ordered another multi-camera comedy from duo Alec Sulkin and Julius “Goldie” Sharpe. All Together Now follows six friends who “vow to unplug their mobile devices and engage each other for as long as they can stand it.” It might just make you unplug your television. [Deadline]

Fox has also ordered a medical drama called The Cure from Malcolm Gladwell and Glenn Gordon Caron (Medium), centered on “a young, impulsive African-American neurologist who decides to take the law into her own hands.” [AV Club]

Martin Scorsese is looking to turn Shutter Island into a television show for HBO, tentatively titled Asheville. Scorsese will direct the pilot while Dennis Lehane will pen the script. [Deadline]

Shonda Rhimes will guest star as herself in The Mindy Project. [EW]

Watch a teaser for Showtime’s The Affair.

Animal Planet will celebrate Labor Day by showing live animal births and the less said about this, the better. [Deadline]

Perhaps taking a cue from sister network’s A&E’s success with Bates Motel, Lifetime gave a straight-to-series order to Damien, based on The Omen. Damien takes place in a modern setting an follows the adult life of Damien as he realizes that he’s the Antichrist. Damien is written/executive produced by Glen Mazzara, best known for his role as showrunner in the earlier Walking Dead seasons. [EW]

Jamie Denbo, Kerri Kenney, and Chelsea Handler sold a pilot to IFC titled Rabbit Hole. The comedy is set in a Nevada brothel. Handler’s talk show, Chelsea Lately, just ended yesterday but has a new one set for Netflix. [Deadline]

Kim Kardashian will guest star in the Season 4 premiere 2 Broke Girls, the CBS sitcom that you thought got canceled three years ago. The episode premieres October 27. [Variety]

Beautiful, beautiful Matt Bomer will guest star in an episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. [AV Club]

Netflix renewed BoJack Horseman for a second season of 12 episodes, only days after the show premiered. [THR]

FX ordered a new comedy from Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K., and Jonathan Krisel. From the press release: “Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.” The 10-episode series will premiere in 2016. [FX]