TV News: Billions, Home, Day, Luna, SNL

Kerry Bishe (“Halt and Catch Fire”) is set to appear in an episode of Showtime’s new drama series “Billions”. Bishe plays Elise, an alluring young musician who forces hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) to question his life choices.

The show, which premieres January 17th, stars Paul Giamatti as a savvy U.S. attorney on a collision course with the aforementioned hedge fund manager. [Source: The Live Feed]

TNT has picked up the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama pilot “Home” which was originally setup at Fox. Aron Eli Coleite wrote the pilot and will executive produce alongside Jonathan Littman and Brad Anderson who will direct.

The story follows a newly pregnant woman who has a successful business as an accomplished designer and a wonderful home life with her prison psychologist husband Joe and his two sons. When she discovers long-buried secrets, her perfect life is shattered. [Source: Variety]

Loving Day
Showtime has acquired the rights to Mat Johnson’s recently published semi-autobiographical novel “Loving Day” as a potential comedy series with talks underway for high-profile writers to collaborate on penning the adaptation.

The project is a satirical look at an Irish/African-American man’s experiences with race, identity and fatherhood who returns to the U.S. from Wales after his life collapses. Now in possession of his late father’s deteriorated and potentially haunted mansion, he learns he has a teenage daughter who thinks she’s white and so sets off to remake his life. [Source: Deadline]

“NCIS: Lost Angeles” show runner Shane Brennan and CBS Television Studios have scored the rights to Ian McDonald’s upcoming sci-fi book series “Luna: New Moon” with Brennan set to write a series adaptation.

Set in the year 2110 on the moon which is now colonised, the lunar surface and its mining operations are run by five powerful, near-feudal dynastic corporate families nicknamed the ‘Five Dragons’. The matriarch of one the dynasties, which control the lucrative Helium-3 industry, has five children who must defend her empire. [Source: Deadline]

Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan are set to host the October 3rd, 10th and 17th editions of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC – the first three hosts for the show’s forty-first season.

Morgan’s SNL appearance will mark one of his first televised appearances since the June 2014 car crash that claimed the life of his longtime friend James McNair. [Source: The Live Feed]