TV News: Lucifer, Becoming, ViacomCBS, Love

Tv News Lucifer Becoming Viacomcbs Love

Lucifer
Netflix will divide the fifth and final season of supernatural drama “Lucifer” into two blocks of eight-episodes each with a gap of indeterminate length in between. Series star Tom Ellis revealed the news this week during a broadcast of “The Kelly Clarkson Show”. By the time it wraps, the series will total 77 episodes across five seasons. [Source: YouTube]

Becoming
Disney+ has ordered ten episodes of the docuseries “Becoming” from LeBron James and his Springhill Entertainment along with ESPN Films, Spoke Studios and ITV America. The series focuses on the upbringing of world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes and is spawned from a 2014 pilot about James’ story. [Source: Real Screen]

ViacomCBS
CBS Corp and Viacom’s $30 billion merger and all-stock deal has been approved by parent company National Amusements, the companies saying this satisfies the closing conditions to the merger and, pending other customary closing conditions, the merger is expected to be completed by early December. At closing, CBS will be renamed ViacomCBS Inc. [Source: Deadline]

Made for Love
Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns,” “Doctor Who”) has been tapped for a series regular role in HBO Max’s “Made For Love” series opposite Ray Romano. The half-hour series adaptation of Alissa Nutting’s darkly absurd novel of divorce and revenge follows a lovestruck marine biologist who supplies the brains behind the titular technology. Christin Milioti co-stars while Patrick Somerville is showrunner. [Source: Deadline]