Tig Notaro’s life set to become an Amazon comedy

Norman Weiss

Tig Notaro’s life is set to become an Amazon comedy, from Louis CK and Diablo Cody

The stand-up comic will co-write and star in the semi-autobiographical comedy pilot, with Louis CK producing and Cody serving as co-writer. PLUS: Notaro joins Twitter ahead of her HBO special, with her famous pals tweeting for her.


NBC cancels Welcome to Sweden

Amy Poehler’s brother, Greg, says his sitcom was canceled “due to some craptastically low ratings in the U.S.”


Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige join NBC’s The Wiz Live!

Latifah will play The Wiz, while Blige has been cast as the Wicked Witch of the West on NBC’s live adaptation of The Wiz Live! airing Dec. 3.


Parks and Rec’s Harris Wittels died from an accidental heroin overdose

The coroner’s report on the Parks and Recreation actor/writer/producer, obtained by E!, states that "drug paraphernalia, including a spoon, syringe cap and remnants of latex balloons were recovered from the scene.”


HBO’s LBJ film All The Way adds Frank Langella

He’ll play President Lyndon Johnson’s mentor Senator Richard Russell.


Bloodline
will bring back Ben Mendelsohn as a series regular

Exec producer says of Mendelsohn’s Season 2 role: “We’re going to learn more about Danny’s effect on the family and more about his past, and also what his effects are in the present day.”


Netflix plans to release 2 new Marvel shows a year

Following Daredevil, Netflix will release Jessica Jones later this year, followed by Iron Fist and Luke Cage next year. PLUS: Marvel's Punisher might get its own Netflix series.

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