Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Playing House’ Renewed, Kirsten Dunst Cast in ‘Fargo’


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: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons head to Fargo, Syfy orders Krypton series, and Playing House gets a second season.

Showtime commissioned three scripts of Professionals, a half-hour comedy from David J. Rosen and Marc Webb. Professionals is about two mid-level employees who “become ensnared in a dangerous game of corporate espionage.” [Deadline]

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons have both been cast in Season 2 of FX’s Fargo. Dunst will play “a small town beautician with big city dreams” and Plemons will play her husband, “a butcher’s assistant who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery.” But where does all the true crime and bloody murders factor in? Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Donovan are also rumored to join the series. [TVLine]

Cuba Gooding Jr. will play O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson will play Marcia Clark in the first season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story. [FX]

Ryan Murphy’s other series, Fox’s Scream Queens, will star Emma Robert and Jamie Lee Curtis — both horror veterans (Scream 4 and Halloween respectively). The anthology (of course!) series is about a series of murders on a college campus. [EW]

Syfy announced that it’s teaming up with Warner Horizon Television to make a Krypton series. Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather “as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero every known.” Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time) will write the pilot. [Syfy]

FXX’s The League, the surprisingly long-lasting sitcom about a group of deplorable friends playing fantasy football, has been renewed for Season 7 but the 13-episode season will be its last. [FX]

Pivot has canceled Take Part Live. [The Wrap]

Best news ever: After an excruciatingly long wait, USA has finally renewed the great comedy Playing House for a second season! The next season will have an early VOD option that allows viewers to watch the episode on demand before it airs on television. [The Wrap]

ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat will premiere on Wednesday February 4 and its regular time slot will be Tuesdays at 8, starting February 10. [TVLine]

Adult Swim renewed three of its comedy series this week: Black Jesus, Mike Tyson Mysteries, and Mr. Pickles. [Adult Swim]

TruTV has also renewed three of its series: the prankster magician show The Carbonaro Effect, sketch comedy Friends Of The People, and the strange but addictive competition Fake Off. The network, which is still expanding its slate of original programs, has also greenlit two new series. Kings of Cue is about the cutthroat world of New York City pool halls and Santas in the Barn is a “holiday-inspired series” about 10 Santa enthusiasts and various Christmas traditions. [truTV]