TV News: Quality, Lyonne, Will, Allen, Exorcist

Quality of Life
Jamie Lee Curtis will star in and executive produce “Quality of Life,” a new multi-camera, multi-generational sitcom in development at CBS Television Studios.

Curtis will play the matriarch of a family-run funeral home. Janis Hirsch will pen the script and both will executive produce along with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. [Source: Variety

Untitled Comedy
Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland are set to star in a new and currently untitled eight-episode Netflix comedy series which Universal Television will produce.

The story follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. [Source: Netflix]

Will & Grace
Hulu has closed a deal with NBC that will see all 194 episodes of the previously aired eight seasons of “Will & Grace” become available to stream via the NBC app, Hulu and on-demand through pay TV providers starting September 21st.

That arrives one week ahead of the return of the series on NBC for a sixteen episode run. Each week, following their broadcast airing, new episodes will also be available to stream across the aforementioned digital platforms. [Source: Hulu]

Dave Allen
Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the BBC Two biopic “Dave Allen at Peace” about the controversial Irish comedian and his forty-year career.

Written by Stephen Russell (“Hattie,” “Peaky Blinders”), the telemovie will explore how Dave’s comedy genius was shaped by the tragic loss of his father (Tommy Tiernan), his brother (Conleth Hill)… and his finger. [Source: BBC Two]

The Exorcist
FOX has premiered a new video teasing the upcoming second season of “The Exorcist”. Jeremy Slater, Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera and John Cho appear in the video to talk about the new direction of the second season which returns September 29th.

In the new season, Father Ortega (Herrera) and Marcus Keane (Daniels) have left Chicago and find a former child psychologist named Andrew Kim (Cho) who runs a group home for at-risk foster children on an island off the coast of Seattle. One of those children becomes possessed, of course, and the priests have to deal with the fallout.