Chris O’Dowd’s adorable and charming semi-autobiographical sitcom Moone Boy is one of Hulu’s hidden gems, but now it may get a US adaptation. ABC has ordered a put pilot commitment — which is great news, because the original is a truly special show, and an adaptation has the potential to become one of ABC’s best comedies. [Deadline]
The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore has hired its head writer: Robin Thede. Thede was previously head writer on The Queen Latifah Show and a writer for Real Husbands of Hollywood. [Comedy Central]
A co-showrunner for Pretty Little Liars, Oliver Goldstick, is rebooting UK series The Town for The CW. The Town centers on a man who investigates his own parents’ suicide when he suspects it to actually be murder. [The Wrap]
Nick Cannon will have a recurring guest arc in Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Captain Holt’s nephew Marcus, who stays with him while searching for a new place. [Uproxx]
Three movies are inexplicably getting the sitcom treatment, and none of them is particularly deserving. Monster-in-Law , about a happy couple who deals with the relationship between a woman and her husband’s mother, will become a multi-camera comedy from Amy B. Harris (The Carrie Diaries) and John Riggi (30 Rock); CBS gave a script commitment to In Good Company, about a middle-aged ad executive whose younger boss begins dating his daughter; and The CW is developing a period drama based on The Illusionist.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are developing a futuristic thriller for Syfy. Incorporated “will focus on one man’s efforts to beat the system,” whatever the hell that means. [Variety]
UK’s quiet but good Doll & Em has been picked up for a second season by UK’s Sky Living. Season 1 previously aired on HBO. [Deadline]
Frank Langella has joined Season 3 of FX’s The Americans as Gabriel, Philip and Elizabeth’s former KGB handler who replaces Claudia (Margo Martindale). Season 3 began production this week. [FX]