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TVRage Bulletin: 'About a Boy' Welcomes Tony Hale, CBS Orders Family Sitcom & More!

 

TVRage Bulletin: 'About a Boy' Welcomes Tony Hale, CBS Orders Family Sitcom & More!

 

In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:

-'Veep' and 'Arrested Development' fans will be interested to know that Tony Hale has been tapped by NBC to guest star on 'About a Boy,' Entertainment Weekly exclusively reports. The actor will play the character of Hugh Womple, father to Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) and ex to Fiona (Minnie Driver).

-According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has greenlit a family sitcom titled 'The Mistake,' from the producers of 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld.' The multi-camera comedy will revolve around a couple who discover they're pregnant just when they think they're"finished" raising the kids they already had. 'Friends' producers Scott Silveri and Shana Goldberg-Meehan will write and executive produce alongside 'Seinfeld's David Mandel and Andy Ackerman, who will also direct.

-MTV has picked up a coming-of-age drama series called 'Finding Carter,' TVGuide has learned. Written by 'Bones' Emily Silver and exec-produced by 'Sex and the City's Terri Minsky, the series will focus on a teenage girl named Carter (Kathryn Prescott) who learns that her mother Lori (Milena Govich) abducted her as a toddler, and must now return to her birth family. But as she attempts to adjust to her new life with her parents and twin sister, she vows to reconnect with Lori.

-TVLine reports that ABC has ordered two more comedy pilots: 'Selfie' and 'Damaged Goods.' The former hails from 'Suburgatory' creator Emily Kapnek and will attempt to put a modern, social-media twist on 'My Fair Lady' as a self-obsessed woman (who suffers a very public and humiliating breakup), "enlists a marketing expert to help repair her tarnished image." Meanwhile, Lauren Iungerich's ('Awkward') 'Damaged Goods' is described as a "comedy about the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in this post-feminist era.”

-TVLine also reports that former 'ER' star Goran Visnjic has signed on to play Halle Berry’s spouse, John Watts, in CBS’ upcoming mystery thriller 'Extant.' The series will center around Berry’s character, Molly —an astronaut trying to settle back into her home life after a year-long solo mission. However, her experiences in both space and at home will lead to events that change the course of history.


Details
Network:
- NBC
- CBS
- MTV
- ABC
Person:
- Kathryn Prescott
- Goran Visnjic
- Milena Govich
- Tony Hale
Show:
- Finding Carter
- Damaged Goods
- Extant
- About A Boy

Written by: Kelly Schremph
Jan 30th, 2014, 3:56 pm

Images courtesy of Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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