TV News: Frontier, Happy!, One, CBS

Netflix has set a January 20th premiere for the six-episode period drama series “Frontier” starring Jason Momoa. The series premiered November 6th on Discovery Canada and got an early second season renewal in late October.

Co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie and directed by Brad Peyton, the story revolves around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in 1700s Canada. Landon Liboiron, Alun Armstrong, Zoe Boyle, Allan Hawco, Jessica Matten and Shawn Doyle also star. [Source: Deadline]

Chris Meloni (“Law & Order: SVU”) has scored the male lead role in the Syfy pilot “Happy!” based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel. Morrison and “Crank” co-director Brian Taylor will write and executive produce.

Meloni will play Nick Sax, a former rock star detective turned down-and-out hired killer who, after one hit goes wrong, finds himself bugged by a relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse. [Source: Deadline]

One Mississippi
Amazon Prime has ordered a second season of the Tig Notaro-led comedy “One Mississippi”. The next season will premiere in 2017 on Prime Video in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan.

The show follows fictionalized version of Notaro as she returns to her Mississippi hometown after her mother suddenly passes away. Kate Robin (“Six Feet Under”) serves as showrunner. [Source: Variety]

CBS has handed out full-season orders to first-year comedies “Man With a Plan” and “The Great Indoors” while medical drama “Code Black” is scoring three more episodes.

The comedies, which star Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale respectively, will be bumped up to nineteen episodes each, while “Code Black” will jump to sixteen. [Source: The Live Feed]