TV News: Homeland, Fortitude, Couple

The Brody family is being downgraded for the fourth season of Showtime’s “Homeland”. Morena Baccarin (Jessica) and Morgan Saylor (Dana) will not return as series regulars for the fourth season.

Saylor’s Dana character has been a major point of fan anger following poorly received subplots in the second and third season. Baccarin’s Jessica character was barely in the third season due to the actress being in her third trimester for much of production. [Source: TV Line]

Starz confirms it will not be airing the crime series “Fortitude” which was scheduled to premiere late 2014. The series will now be a fully funded Sky project for Sky Atlantic.

The story is set in the Arctic town of Fortitude, which has never experienced a violent crime until the murder of a British research scientist touches everyone in the town and threatens its future. [Source: The Wrap]

The Odd Couple
Matthew Perry is set to star in, write and executive produce a new multicamera comedy series take on Neil Simon’s Broadway play “The Odd Couple”. Danny Jacobson (“Mad About You”) will also executive produce and pen the comedy which CBS has given a script plus penalty commitment.

The story follows the uptight Felix Ungar and his easygoing roommate Oscar Madison (Perry). Walter Matthau and Art Carney starred in the Broadway run. Matthau and Jack Lemon starred in a 1968 feature film based on the play, while Jack Klugman and Tony Randall starred in the 1970s CBS sitcom take. [Source: The Live Feed]