TV News: Young, Ranch, Bobby, Melrose

Young and Hungry
Freeform’s has cancelled its multi-camera comedy “Young and Hungry” and have announced that the remainder of the show’s fifth season, which will premiere June 20th, will be its last. Freeform, however, is developing a film that would potentially follow the series finale. The story follows the romance between a rich man (Jonathan Sadowski) and his personal chef (Emily Osment). [Source: Variety]

The Ranch
Dax Shepard will join Netflix’s “The Ranch” for a guest-star role in season three. Shepard will play Luke Matthews, a former soldier who has come to Garrison with some history concerning the Iron River Ranch. The arc will take place over the second half of season’s twenty episodes.

Shepard joins following the departure of star Danny Masterson, who left in December amid multiple rape allegations. Ashton Kutcher, Debra Winger, and Sam Elliott will all remain with the show. [Source: Variety]

Bobby Kennedy for President
Netflix has announced that the Dawn Porter-directed four-part documentary series “Bobby Kennedy for President” will be launching globally on the streaming platform on April 27th. The doco will feature rare and never-before-seen archival footage along with new interviews of Bobby Kennedy‚Äôs close friends and colleagues. The announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s historic 83-day presidential campaign. [Source: Netflix]

Patrick Melrose
Showtime has announced that its new, five-part limited series “Patrick Melrose” starring Benedict Cumberbatch will premiere on Saturday, May 12th. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Blythe Danner, Allison Williams, Pip Torrens, Holliday Grainger, Indira Varma, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Celia Imrie co-star.

Based on Edward St. Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels, Melrose is an acerbic and fearless look at a man with a deeply traumatic childhood who survived to become a remarkable adult – but not without creating a lot of mess on the way. The story runs from the south of France in the 1960s through to the UK in the early 2000s.