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, MTV orders a Ja Rule docu-series, NBC orders a Friends clone, and TBS says good riddance to CeeLo Green.
Ja Rule is finally getting his own TV show after years of me crossing my fingers. Follow The Rules is a docu-comedy series on MTV that follows Ja and his large family — in a statement, MTV likened him to a “modern day reality rap star version of Bill Cosby‘s role from ‘The Cosby Show.’” I am so sold. [The Wrap]
NBC is developing a live comedy from Chris Moynihan, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Hospitality will take place in a downtown hotel and air live every week with live commercials. [THR]
Netflix renewed Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove for a third and final season. [A.V. Club]
After one season, Fox canceled the middling Gang Related. [Variety]
The creators of The Good Wife sold a pilot to CBS titled Brain Dead, which is described as “The Strain meets The West Wing.” I have no idea what that could possibly mean. [Deadline]
Speaking of The Good Wife, here’s a trailer for Season 6.
David Chase is still talking about that Vox piece about The Sopranos ending, if you’re into that sort of thing. [EW]
Here is a ridiculous sentence: Fox is revving up Two Black Cadillacs, a six-hour limited event series based on the hit Carrie Underwood song. [Deadline]
In book-to-TV adaptation news, NBC bought the single-camera comedy The Dangerous Book for Boys from Bryan Cranston and Syfy officially ordered a six-hour miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End.
CeeLo Green’s show has been unsurprisingly canceled. [EW]
Because networks are forever trying to recreate Friends, NBC ordered an ensemble Friends-like pilot from Jason Winer titled The One That Got Away. The sitcom is about a woman who rejoins her high school friends after 15 years to try and get together with her teen crush. Nothing like Ross and Rachel. Nope. Not at all. [Deadline]
Meanwhile, ABC bought a parenting comedy that is probably identical to all of their other family comedies. [Deadline]