TV Quick Hits: ‘The Good Place’ casts Adam Scott; Nicki Minaj series pushed back; ‘Anne of Green Gables’ cast
Let’s begin this edition of TV Quick Hits with some news on “The Good Place” that is, to be frank, rather great: We’re going to be getting an appearance from Adam Scott on the show!
Per a report from Entertainment Weekly, the “Parks and Recreation” alum is going to be appearing in multiple episodes of the NBC comedy, though his precise role at present is not entirely clear. What we do know is that this should mark another incentive to convince people to watch what is already a very funny show, though it is one that could use a little bit of a boost in the ratings. Both this show and “Parks” share an executive producer in Mike Schur, which gives us hope that some other alumni could be popping up over here in due time.
As for some other news from the day…
Nicki Minaj’s Freeform series pushed back – Remember the comedy that is coming to the network loosely based on the rapper’s life? It’s still out there, but it may not be happening in the near future. Speaking to Pitchfork, Minaj made it clear that the project is still happening, but they want to make some changes to the pilot and do everything that they can to ensure that this is the strongest show possible. Given that you only have one chance in order to make a good impression, we really cannot blame her for having this particular philosophy.
Meet the new “Anne of Green Gables” – The upcoming Netflix / CBC remake “Anne” has reportedly found its title character in Amybeth McNulty — hopefully, she’s able to bring the same qualities to the role that made so many others memorable. Given that this is a series as opposed to a movie, there will be a little more time to dive into the story. We’ll just have to see precisely how this turns out in the end. (Photo: NBC.)