Melanie Griffith Signs on for an ABC Comedy Pilot

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Melanie Griffith signs on for an ABC comedy pilot
She’ll play a grandma and former beauty pageant queen who helps raise her daughter’s extraordinarily intelligent kids, in what would become her first regular TV role in a decade.

Gotham producers respond to Jada Pinkett Smith’s announcement she’s exiting the series
This is all producers would say, via a statement: “Fish Mooney’s storyline takes a lot of interesting twists and turns into the finale of season one of ‘Gotham.'”

NBC announces summer premiere dates: Hannibal Season 3 kicks off June 4
David Duchovny’s Aquarius debuts May 28, America’s Got Talent is back for Season 10 on May 26 and American Ninja Warrior returns May 25.

Six Feet Under‘s Lauren Ambrose joins Broad Squad
She’ll join fellow HBO alum Rutina Wesley on the ABC pilot focusing on the first four females to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy.

Dating Naked lawsuit dismissed
Contestant Jessie Nizewitz sued over a 1-second “inadvertent” exposure of her private areas.

USA’s Dig has a modest debut
About 1.84 million tuned in for the 10-part mystery series.

Showtime unveils Happyish trailer
See the poster and the trailer for the Steve Coogan comedy that originally starred Philip Seymour Hoffman.