Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Queer as Folk’ Reunion Planned, Netflix Sets Premiere Dates


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: Brickleberry and Covert Affairs are canceled, Girls is renewed, and an upcoming Queer as Folk reunion.

Comedy Central has finally, thankfully, canceled the awful animated “comedy” Brickleberry after three seasons. [Variety]

The Paley Center for Media announced that the 32nd annual PaleyFest will feature panels for Scandal, The Good Wife, Arrow, and The Flash. The full lineup will be announced later this month; the festival will occur March 6-13 in California. [Deadline]

Not to be outdone, ATX Television Festival announced it will host a Queer as Folk reunion panel in June. According to Variety, the panel “will include exec producers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman and cast members Gale Harold, Peter Paige, Robert Gant, Scott Lowell, Michelle Clunie and Thea Gill.” [Variety]

Hulu renewed The Hotwives Of Orlando for a second season that will take place in Las Vegas and premiere this year. [THR]

Matt Bomer (Suits, The Normal Heart) will star as the titular character in the HBO biopic Monty Clift. The biopic will follow the gay star’s relationship with Elizabeth Taylor and his death at age 45. [EW]

As expected, HBO has renewed Girls for a fifth season ahead of its Season 4 premiere (which airs this Sunday). [TVLine]

Showtime renewed its docuseries Inside Comedy for a fourth season that will feature Stephen Colbert, Wanda Sykes, Ted Danson, Bryan Cranston, and others. It will premiere later this year. [Showtime]

AMC unveiled key art for The Walking Dead Season 5, Part 2.

USA canceled Covert Affairs after five seasons. [EW]

Syfy is teaming up with Relativity Television (Catfish) to develop a new unscripted series that goes behind the scenes of the “dangerous world” of hackers. In an unintentionally hilarious press release, Syfy elaborates: “Hackers will reveal the secrets behind the most infamous cyber-crimes ever committed, using sophisticated, never-before-seen digital graphics to create an experiential ‘hacking‘ scene that exposes what actually happens when a computer network is broken into – including what goes on inside the mind of the hacker.” Not as great as the movie, but I’ll take it. [Syfy]

Last season, NBC made history by actually renewing a sitcom starring David Walton, noted one-season wonder actor. But now About a Boy has had its Season 2 order trimmed from 22 episodes 20. Not drastic, but not promising, either. [TV Guide]

Netflix renewed Marco Polo for a second ten-episode season and announced premiere dates for its upcoming original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (March 6), Bloodline (March 20), Daredevil (April 10), and Grace and Frankie (May 8). [Deadline]

YouTube star and comedian Grace Helbig will soon have her own primetime comedy talk show on E!, tentatively titled The Grace Helbig Project. It’s expected to premiere in April. [NY Times]