Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Aubrey Plaza Voices Grumpy Cat, Lucifer Gets a TV Show


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: Dating Naked gets renewed, Darrell Hammond takes over as SNL announcer, and Aubrey Plaza helps bring Grumpy Cat to TV.

The weirdest casting news of the week is also the best: Gloria Steinem will visit The Good Wife in Season 6. She’ll play herself in the third episode. [EW]

NBC is adapting ’90s movie Problem Child into a comedy from Scot Armstrong (Old School). It may sound like a silly idea but NBC did have success last year with its adaptation of About A Boy. [Deadline]

USA’s event thriller series Dig has already hit a few snags during production as it had to move from Jerusalem to Croatia. Now the show has been pushed back from the fall to 2015. No specific date has been set. [Variety]

Best headline of the day: “Michael Bay’s ‘Untitled Cocaine Project’ gets pilot order” [EW]

IFC renewed Maron for a 13-episode third season which will air in spring 2015. [IFC]

Saturday Night Live news: Bill Hader will return to the show as a host on October 11 (with musical guest Hozier) and already has everyone’s hopes up for a Stefon appearance. Another former cast member, Darrell Hammond, has been named as Don Pardo’s replacement. Pardo passed away in August; Hammond will take over announcer duties this season.

Fox is developing a drama from Sheldon Turner, Seth Gordon, and Jennifer Klein about a commercial airline crew who commit robberies across the country during their layovers. [Deadline]

Fox also picked up a put pilot based on the David Bowie lookalike Lucifer character from The Sandman comic book series. The show, which is written by Californication‘s Tom Kapinos, follows Lucifer as he resigns from Hell in favor of Los Angeles. [AV Club]

Oh no, Brian Van Holt (Bobby Cobb) who is arguably the best character on Cougar Town will be leaving the sixth and final season of the show early. He’ll make one appearance in the season premiere episode. [TVLine]

Both Logo and MTV will premiere transgender documentary Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word on October 17 at 7 PM. [TV Line]

Netflix ordered two seasons of Judd Apatow’s comedy Love. Co-written by Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, Love centers on two characters (played by Rust and Gillian Jacobs) “as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliation of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.” [THR]

VH1 renewed the best show of the decade, Dating Naked, for a second season. #sixseasonsandmovie [Deadline]

FX renewed Tyrant for a second season, but that’s less exciting. [FX]

Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in Lifetime’s completely unnecessary Grumpy Cat Christmas movie, which is maybe the only bad thing Aubrey Plaza can ever do. [THR]