Wednesday, June 6, 2012

TV News - 'Do No Harm,' 'CSI,' 'Sullivan & Son,' 'Men at Work,' 'Legit' & 'Arrow'

        Wednesday, June 6 - Today's items include a new comedy based on a comedienne's life coming to FX in January; a pair of TBS comedies book guest stars; a Smash star signs to a new agency; The CW finalizes its summer premiere schedule as well as releasing a new trailer for a highly anticipated new fall drama; and many more!

  • The series regular option for Body of Proof star John Carroll Lynch for season three has not been picked up. Fortunately, the actor won't be out of work for long as Lynch has also been given a promotion on the NBC midseason drama, Do No Harm, from pilot guest star to series regular. Lynch plays the NA sponsor to Steven Pasquale's character on the new medical series.
  • Jon Wellner, who has played the recurring role of toxicology specialist Henry Andrews on the CBS series CSI for the past seven seasons, has been upped to series regular for the program's upcoming 13th season.
  • Mike & Molly star Billy Gardell is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of TBS' new comedy Sullivan & Son. Gardell will appear in the sixth episode as Lyle Winkler, a quirky comic book collector who's interested in a rare edition Steve (Steve Bryne) is selling. Sullivan & Son premieres on Thursday, July 19 at 10/9c.
  • American Horror Story alum Alexandra Breckenridge, who is also a regular on the upcoming NBC comedy Save Me, has booked a guest starring role in an upcoming episode of the TBS comedy, Men at Work. The episode will air in early July and Breckenridge will play Katelyn, a beautiful young woman who keeps blowing off her dates with Tyler and when he and Milo try to confront her, they interrupt her in a very emotional situation.
  • FX has picked up the comedy pilot, Legit, starring Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, to series with a 13 episode order. The scripted series, co-created Peter O'Fallon and Jefferies, centers around a comedian, Jim (Jefferies) and his misguided attempts to become legitimate in life. He is encouraged in his quest by best friend, Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve's brother, Billy (D.J. Qualls). O'Fallon directed the pilot and serves as an executive producer along with Jefferies, Rick Cleveland and Lisa Blum. The series is produced by FX Productions and will debut in January 2013.
  • ABC is close to signing a deal to pick up the Rebel Wilson-starring comedy pilot, Super Fun Night - that failed to make the cut over at CBS for their fall schedule. The project is written by Wilson and is executive produced by Conan O'Brien. The comedy centers on three dorky friends looking to have fun every Friday night. If ABC does pick it up, it is unclear if any of the cast would make the transition along with Wilson or if the show will stay as a multi-cam comedy or be reformatted into a single camera one.
  • Smash star Katherine McPhee has signed with WME for acting in film and television. The agency already repped the actress/singer for music, so the transition shouldn't be that challenging.