TV News: Jenkins, Grisham, 13, Drew, Mad

Patty Jenkins
“Wonder Woman” and “Monster” director Patty Jenkins has signed an overall multi-year TV deal with Netflix and will produce new series exclusively for the streamer. Jenkins previously directed the pilot and S2 finale episodes of AMC’s “The Killing” and recently executive produced and directed two episodes of TNT’s “I Am the Night”. [Source: The Wrap]

John Grisham
Hulu has abandoned development of John Grisham’s “The Rainmaker” and “Rogue Lawyer” series for the streaming service. “Code Black” creator Michael Seitzman and “Detroit 1-8-7” creator Jason Richman had been tapped to oversee both series which would have had storylines that would cross over. It remains to be seen if the shows will find a new home elsewhere. [Source: The Live Feed]

13 Reasons Why
Former “CSI: NY” alum Gary Sinise is joining Paramount Television’s young adult drama “13 Reasons Why” in a series regular role for its fourth and final season currently in production. The episodes will see the core cast graduating from Liberty High.

Sinise will play Dr. Robert Ellman, an adolescent and family therapist who is compassionate and incisive and uses a no-nonsense approach addressing the mental health of Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he battles his anxiety, depression and grief. [Source: The Live Feed]

Nancy Drew
The CW has released a new promo trailer for the upcoming “Nancy Drew” reboot series following Kennedy McMann as the teenage detective who solves the mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine.

When her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans and shortly after a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime along with a group of other teens present at the scene. They must now team up to clear their names. “Nancy Drew” kicks off October 9th on The CW.

Mad About You
Spectrum Originals has announced a November 20th premiere date for their forthcoming “Mad About You” revival series featuring the return of Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as Paul and Jamie Buchman.

The first six episodes kick off on that date, with the remaining six going up December 19th. There’s also the first teaser for the series below, though it contains only photos from the set and no footage from the revival.