In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:
-Yesterday, at the TCA’s, Showtime announced it’s ordering ‘The Affair’ to series. Starring Joshua Jackson (above, in ‘The Affair’), Dominic West (‘The Wire’), Ruth Wilson (‘Luther’), and Maura Tierney (‘ER’), the intense and intimate drama explores two marriages and the indiscretions of West and Wilson. Showtime has also ordered a new comedy titled ‘Happyish,’ starring Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman.
-Just moments ago, at today’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, ABC Family revealed Jamie McShane (‘Southland') is joining ‘The Fosters.’ McShane has scored the recurring role of Callie and Jude’s father, the man who killed their mother in a drunk driving accident. Executive producer Peter Paige hints McShane’s character could be around for “multiple seasons.”
-Anthony Anderson’s ABC comedy pilot ‘Black-ish’ has been ordered by the network. The potential series will showcase Anderson as an “upper-middle class black man struggling to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old school father and his own assimilated, color-blind kids.”
-FXX has set premiere dates for original comedy series ‘Legit’ and ‘Ali G: Rezurection.’ Both will debut on Feb. 26. The second season of ‘Legit’ will premiere at 10/9c, with ‘Ali G: Rezurection’ following at 10:30/9:30c.
-Remember when FOX’s Kevin Reilly axed pilot season? Well, the network has ordered three new series, Deadline exclusively reports. First, ‘Red Band Society,' based on the Spanish series, will focus on a “group of teenagers living in the children’s wing of a hospital who become unlikely allies and friends.” It has been given a “series prototype," a pilot-type production order. ‘Runner’ (working title), has received an “off-cycle commitment for further investment towards series production.” Based on the Turkish series ‘Son,’ the series revolves around Lauren Marks and her “truth seeking journey that entrenches her in a U.S./Mexican war over weapons and terrorism.”
-Last, but not least, we have a new ABC supernatural pilot order, titled ‘Clementine.’ Written by Dean Georgaris (‘Paycheck,’ ‘Tristan + Isolde,’ and 2004’s ‘The Manchurian Candidate’), the series is described as follows: “A habitual criminal digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she possesses latent supernatural abilities that she will one day harness for either profound good or monstrous evil.”