TV News: Wife, Moone, Mission, Friends, Brite

The Good Wife
Archie Panjabi, who plays investigator Kalinda Sharma in CBS’ “The Good Wife,” will depart the show at the end of the current sixth season when her contract expores. Panjabi has signed a development/holding deal with 20th Century Fox Television to star in a drama pilot for the studio in the spring.

A frequent scene stealer in early seasons and somewhat adrift in latter ons due to weak subplots, Panjabi’s work often stood out even amongst the high calibre of actors on the show. Her role as Kalinda scored her three Emmy nominations, including one win, and a Golden Globe nomination. [Source: The Live Feed]

Moone Boy
ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Sony Pictures TV for an American remake of Chris O’Dowd’s autobiographical sitcom “Moone Boy”. O’Dowd will write and exec produce the remake.

The coming-of-age story follows a 12-year-old boy and his sarcastic, imaginary friend who helps him navigate childhood challenges. The original ran for two seasons and was set in a small Irish town in the 1980s. [Source: Variety]

Mission Control
NBC’s Krysten Ritter-led space comedy “Mission Control” has been canceled before it even debuts. The 1960s-set, female-driven, single-camera workplace comedy was set to premiere midseason and had already been picked up to series

David Hornsby, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell were executive producers on the project and the reason for the axing is said to be due to some major recasting issues. Ritter was to have played a woman who butts heads with a macho astronaut (Tommy Dewey) in the race to land on the moon. [Source: The Live Feed]

Warner Brothers has licensed all ten seasons and 236 episodes of “Friends” to Netflix for the U.S. and Canada. Streaming on the classic sitcom begins on January 1st 2015.

This marks the first time Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution has licensed exclusive subscription-video-on-demand rights to “Friends”. [Source: Deadline]

Rainbow Brite
Emily Osment and Molly Ringwald are set to voice the key characters in “Rainbow Brite,” a limited run event series revival of the classic cartoon by SVOD service Feeln. The series consists of three weekly episodes that will debut beginning November 6th.

Osment will voice the magical girl who embarks on adventures to protect and save Rainbowland from destruction and dark powers. Ringwald will play the villain The Dark Princess. [Source: Variety]