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 cancels two of its sitcoms, A Series of Unfortunate Events comes to Netflix, and Adam Brody books a new show.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will become a Netflix TV series. The books were already adapted into a less-than-stellar movie, and we’ve always wanted to see them work on the small screen, so this is really exciting news, especially since Netflix seems like a perfect fit. [Deadline]
USA has renewed Royal Pains for another two seasons, which means we’re now up to eight seasons about a doctor hanging out in the Hamptons. Suits and Satisfaction have also been renewed. [THR]
Lifetime canceled Witches of East End about a week after canceling its other original drama, The Lottery. [EW]
NBC has canceled A to Z and Bad Judge, but both comedies will at least play out their first 13 episodes instead of being totally yanked from the schedule. [Vulture]
Marcia Gay Harden has booked a recurring role on How to Get Away With Murder, but the details haven’t been released. [EW]
Julia Stiles will guest star in an upcoming episode of The Mindy Project. [TVLine]
Marvel released a sneak peek for Agent Carter.
Adam Brody has snagged the lead role in Neil LaBute’s incest drama for DirectTV. Billy and Billie is about two step-siblings who fall in love and have to deal with all the typical relationship stuff in addition to, you know, being step-siblings. [The Wrap]
CBS has set The Mentalist‘s final season. The “I can’t believe this is still on” procedural will officially end after Season 7. [THR]
Season 3 of Banshee will premiere on Cinemax on Friday, January 9. [TV.com]
Least-surprising news of the day: Fox has canceled Utopia, its “social media experiment” television show that failed to catch on in the ratings. [The Wrap]
ABC has announced fall finale dates for its shows. Of note: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder all end on Noveber 20. You can view the rest here.
Cameron Diaz will host the November 22nd episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guests Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. [TVLine]