Adam Brody to Play 40 on a CBS Comedy Pilot

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Adam Brody to play 40 on a CBS comedy pilot
Less than a decade after playing an O.C. teenager, the 35-year-old actor will play a 40-year-old man in a comedy about a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives.

Death by Gossip With Wendy Williams is coming to Investigation Discovery
Williams will host and produce a show that explores the rumors and lies attached to various crimes. Says Williams: “It’s no rumor … I’m obsessed with ID to the point that it keeps me up at night.”

Scandal casts Cyrus’ ex-wife
Shameless‘ Emily Bergl will play Janet, Cyrus’ ex, in an episode that will also feature the return of Dan Bucatinsky as his late husband.

Showtime announces summer premieres for Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex
Both return on July 12. While Masters aired last summer, Ray Donovan was a fall show last season.

Discovery orders spinoff Naked and Afraid XL, plus Killing Fields
Naked and Afraid XL will feature 12 former Naked and Afraid survivalists dropped in the wild for 40 days and 40 nights, while Kiling Fields will investigate remote fields that are used to bury bodies and cover up crimes.

Netflix expects to spend $450 million on original programming this year
That’s up 88% from the $243 million spent on original programming last year.

HBO unveils an even bigger Game of Thrones Iron Throne
The new Iron Throne stands 11-feet high and 8-feet wide, compared to the original’s 7-feet high and 5-feet-wide. PLUS: Creators don’t want to talk about who’s missing.

Ellen DeGeneres sometimes works as a warm-up comedian on One Big Happy
Elisha Cuthbert tells Seth Meyers that producer Ellen has spent several episodes warming up the sitcom’s audience with five minutes of material.

Sundance channel orders a show that uses clips from Paleyfest
Behind the Story With the Paley Center will feature in-depth interviews with TV stars, using footage from the 2013 and 2014 Paleyfests.

Comic book Lazarus is getting a TV adaptation
The dystopian comic focuses on a futuristic world where 16 wealthy families rule society.