Mad About You
Original “Mad About You” cast regulars John Pankow and Richard Kind will reprise their roles of Paul’s cousin Ira Buchman and Dr. Mark Devanow respectively in the upcoming limited series revival of the 1990s NBC comedy for Spectrum Originals. Filming begins September 3rd ahead of a holiday season premiere.
The new episodes will explore the modern marriage through the eyes of the Buchmans (Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser) as newly minted empty-nesters after dropping off their unpredictable, hard-to-control daughter Mabel (Abby Quinn) at college. All 164 episodes of the original series are available free on-demand, exclusively for Spectrum subscribers. [Source: Deadline]
Comedy Central has renewed “Drunk History” for a sixteen-episode seventh season and inked a first-look deal with its creator and host Derek Waters. Waters and his Be Nice or Leave banner will develop comedy content for linear and digital platforms for Comedy Central Productions. “Drunk History” is up for three Emmys this year, including variety sketch series, directing (for Waters) and picture editing. [Source: The Live Feed]
Hulu has added the Lamorne Morris-led live-action/animated hybrid comedy series “Woke” to its original line-up. The series is inspired by the life of The K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight, no episode count has been revealed. Knight penned the script alongside Marshall Todd while Aeysha Carr serves as showrunner.
Morris plays an African-American cartoonist who is on the cusp of mainstream success when his mild comics take a decidedly provocative tone following a run-in with police. Now, Keef (Morris) is in an irreversible state of ‘woke’ as he struggles to navigate his day-to-day existence – without blowing up everything he’s built – while animated objects invade his reality. [Source: The Live Feed]
CBS is developing “Unprofessionals,” a single camera comedy series set at the United Nations building in New York and starring Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as executive producers. Lionsgate Television produces the series which offers a behind the scenes look at a group of the least important people working at one of the world’s most important places in the world.
Andy Schwartz (“Scrubs”), Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar (“Just Saying”) will pen and executive producer while Jay Chandrasekhar will direct and executive produce. [Source: Variety]