News Briefs: A Sixth Season for Childrens Hospital, New Strain and Derek Teasers, and More
CLOWN DOCTORS AND FUNNY WIGS NEWS
... Adult Swim has renewed Childrens Hospital for Season 6. The hilarious comedy from Rob Corddry will shoot his summer with an expected premiere date of sometime between January and December of 2015. The gang will be back in their hospital this time around, after spending Season 5 in Japan. Things you can expect in the new season according to Corddry: "absurdity, flights of fancy, hard-hitting fake drama, soft-hitting fake drama, farcical door slamming, partial nudity, classical jazz, 70-yard field goals, mustache rides, backwards messages, grooming tips ... the whole shebang." Sounds fun to me! [Adult Swim via press release]
THE NICEST SHOW ON THE INTERNET NEWS
... Netflix already announced that Season 2 of Ricky Gervais's comedy Derek will premiere Friday, May 30. But now the streaming service has released a brand-new trailer to get you excited. #DerekSays watch it! And be nice to animals! And buy Kaitlin tacos!
EWWW IT'S SO GROSS BUT SO AWESOME NEWS
... Every time FX releases a new teaser for Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain, I vomit and then rewatch it several more times before ultimately deciding it's cool and I can't wait for the series to premiere. So watch the newest trailer while I clean up the puke...
BUSINESS TIME NEWS
... Nerd Corps Entertainment is developing a TV series based on a series of children's books written by Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy. The books follow 11-year-old George Greenby and his friend Annie Bellis as they explore the universe. Joining them on their adventures through time and space is Cosmos, a supercomputer with a bit of an attitude problem (don't they all have attitude problems?). The series will be computer-animated and consist of 26 educational half-hour episodes. [Variety]
... Considering there are only six episodes of USA's upcoming drama series Dig, one would think there wouldn't be that many roles to fill, but the network has announced three new cast members in an attempt to prove my thinking wrong. Regina Taylor (The Unit), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), and Omar Metwally (Non-Stop) have all joined the series, which follows an archaeologist (Jason Isaacs) who uncovers a 2,000-year-old conspiracy that threatens to change history as we know it. Taylor plays the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Ruth Ridell, and she has zero time to deal with the problems that Isaac's Peter creates for her. Costabile is the charming Ted Billingham, a best-selling author and TV personality who's used his celebrity status to build "a discreet religious congregation with a global agenda." Metwally plays Yussef Khalid, an American accused of murder believed to be laying low in Israel. [THR]
... Nestor Serrano (CSI Miami) and Brit Morgan (True Blood) will both recur on the second season of USA's Graceland. Serrano will star as Carlos Solano Sr., the head of the Solano Cartel. His reputation as a brutal leader is hindered by the fact he feels more like a corporate businessman in person. Morgan plays Amber, a shady but sexy "genius for hire" who has done some work for people who are even shadier than she is (but are they sexier??). She'll cross paths with Vanessa Ferlito's Charlie. [USA via press release]
... Chris Keller can do it all, baby! And by "Chris Keller" I mean Tyler Hilton, and by "all"I mean recur on CBS's upcoming summer drama Extant (watch the first trailer here). Hilton will play Charlie, the chief coder of the Humanichs Project at the center of the series. He's a bit socially awkward everywhere except his lab. There is still no word on whether or not Charlie talks about himself in the third person, or whether he sings, but here's hoping! [THR]
REQUIRED READING ABOUT PONIES AND JOHNNY WEIR
... Sports Illustrated talked to Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski about their upcoming stint as commentators for NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, and if you saw them in Sochi, you know this is worth a read. I don't want to spoil to much, but Weir makes a point to note that "we really respect the horse lifestyle," so check it out! [Sports Illustrated]
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... Fox is developing a miniseries about the Boston Marathon bombing
... TV Land has renewed Hot in Cleveland for Season 6
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