Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Smash’ Musical Heads to Broadway, ‘Girls’ Casts Shoshanna’s Parents


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: Sarah Silverman’s HBO pilot, Hulu gets the rights for FX/FXX shows, and Girls casts Shoshanna’s parents.

Sarah Silverman will star in a comedy pilot for HBO about a “pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis.” The half-hour pilot is from Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble. [Deadline]

TBS also ordered a half-hour pilot. From members of the Broken Lizard comedy/filmmaking troupe (Super Troopers), Quality Time is a fatherhood pilot about four college friends who are “now succumbing to reproduction.” [Deadline]

WE tv is developing a docuseries called The Real Women of Telenovelas. The reality show will follow a group of Latina actresses and actors who are competing for roles (while also, obviously, dealing with their complicated personal lives), and also for the chance to become a breakout telenovela star. [WE tv]

Danny McBride’s upcoming HBO show Vice Principals has added two new cast members: Da’vine Joy Randolph (Selfie) will play the new principal at the school where McBride is VP and Sheaun McKinney (Graceland) will play a cafeteria worker. [A.V. Club]

Watch the trailer (above) for MTV’s Eye Candy, starring Victoria Justice and adapted from the R.L. Stine book.

Hulu announced a groundbreaking deal that will make the streaming site home to the largest collection of FX/FXX programs. According to the deal, Hulu Plus will soon air Tyrant, The Strain, Married, and You’re The Worst before their Season 2 premieres. Upcoming series like Man Seeking Woman and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, among others, will also be available exclusively on Hulu. Which is great news for those who still can’t find FXX on their cable provider. [Hulu]

In other FXX news, the network will launch a late-night animation block with Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers, both form Fox’s ADHD Studios. [Variety]

CBS giant Criminal Minds has inspired yet another spinoff. 2011’s Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior didn’t work, but the network is trying again with a spinoff that will “focus on a division of the FBI that assists Americans in trouble abroad.” Like Suspect Behavior, the show will be introduced as a backdoor pilot during Criminal Minds‘ current tenth season. [Yahoo!]

NBC’s Smash will head to Broadway this summer with a benefit performance of Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe musical from the NBC series. [TV Line]

Ana Gasteyer and Anthony Edwards will play Shoshanna’s parents in Season 4 of Girls, which premieres on January 11. [Variety]