Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘The Magicians’ Finds Its Leads, ‘Parks and Rec’ Final Season to Premiere in January


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: AMC officially orders pilot for Preacher, Parks and Recreation gets a January premiere date, and Doll & Em will have a second season.

Season 3 of House of Cards will premiere entirely on Netflix on February 27. [EW]

The long-awaited Preacher television adaptation has received an official pilot order from AMC. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’ comic book series, Preacher is being produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Goldberg will direct the pilot and Sam Catlin will act as showrunner. [Deadline]

The seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation will move to Tuesday nights and be burned off within seven weeks, two episodes a night. The season finale premieres January 13 at 8 PM and the finale will air February 24. [THR]

BBC America renewed Almost Royal for a second season, so I guess it’s finally time to watch the first one. [Deadline]

Helena Bonham Carter will star opposite Devon Terrell in Steve McQueen’s upcoming drama series for HBO. Codes of Conduct focuses on a black man who “climbs the ladder of New York’s high society.” Carter will play his rich rival. [TVLine]

Doll & Em, one of our favorite shows from last season, has been renewed by HBO. Season 2 of the dark buddy comedy will consist of six episodes and air on the network next year. [Variety]

Syfy’s The Magicians has found its two leads. Jason Ralph will play Quentin Coldwater and Sosie Bacon will play Alice. [Deadline]

January Jones and Kristen Schaal have joined the cast of Fox’s Last Man On Earth starring Will Forte. [THR]

Cliff Curtis will star in AMC’s still untitled Walking Dead companion series, likely as Sean Cabrera, “a good man trying to do right by everyone in his life,” which is basically every television character ever. [Variety]

Spike’s weird little reality show To Catch a Contractor has been renewed for a third season. [Deadline]

The new comedy series from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, Togetherness, now has a premiere date: January 11 on HBO. The comedy is about four adults, all almost 40, who are living in the same house together. [HBO]