TV Quick Hits: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ renewed; ‘Underground’ season 2 casting; Marcia Clark legal drama lands at NBC
Starz wants more “Survivor’s Remorse” – Let’s begin this edition of TV Quick Hits with arguably the most predictable announcement of the year: Starz wants a whole lot more of “Survivor’s Remorse.” Specifically, a full season worth!
In a statement, the network’s managing director Carmi Zlotnik had the following to say about bringing the series back:
“We are thrilled to renew Survivor’s Remorse for a fourth season … Critics have consistently called it one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television and we are delighted to see audiences embracing the characters and the storyline with that same enthusiasm. Mike O’Malley and his tremendously talented team of writers and actors boldly tackle today’s most pressing issues, from race, class, sex and politics to love and loss, but with such a deft touch that nothing ever feels heavy-handed. In the Calloways, O’Malley has created a modern family bound by heart and humor, who remain completely relatable despite dealing with the ‘pro-money and pro-problems’ that come with Cam’s position as one of the top basketball stars in the nation.”
We gotta admit that we get excited any time that we hear O’Malley’s name, mostly because it does bring back so many great memories to when he was the host of “Guts” when we were a kid. Also, he was very good on “Glee.”
As for some other news from the day…
“Underground” casting scoop – Aisha Hinds (“Under the Dome”) has landed a huge role on the WGN America series, and will be playing the part of famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Jasika Nicole (“Fringe”) is also going to be one of the upcoming players.
Marcia Clark series in development – Sarah Paulson played her on TV during “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,” and now Clark could get her own chance behind the scenes with NBC. The network is developing a series based on her Blood Defense novel, and will revolve around a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles who is hired to defend a detective in a very public homicide case. In the process, her own past is thrown into the spotlight. Clark is probably drawing somewhat from her own real-life experiences for this.
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