Courteney Cox on Fox?
Courteney Cox might be back on network television next fall. She’s starring in a comedy series in development at Fox. Written by The Office writer-producer Robert Padnick, the as yet untitled single cam comedy centers on Hailey (Cox), a woman who inherits her late billionaire husband’s charity and quickly finds that changing the world is far less glamorous than she had imagined.
James Griffiths is set to direct if the project from ABC Studios is ordered to pilot by Fox. Cox, Padnick and Griffiths executive produce with Thea Mann. ABC Studios was also behind Cox’s Cougar Town, which ended its six-season run on ABC and TBS last spring.
Kristen Bell and Ted Danson are in a “Good Place”
House Of Lies star Kristen Bell and CSI: Cyber‘s Ted Danson are set to star in NBC’s GOOD PLACE. The comedy series from Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Mike Schur earned a 13-episode straight-to-series order last summer.
The series centers on Eleanor (Bell), a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. Danson plays Michael, who becomes Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course.
Being able to continue on House Of Lies was a condition for Bell to sign on for Good Place, so if the Showtime series is renewed for a sixth season, Bell will be part of it. Meanwhile, Ted Danson’s series regular role on CBS’s CSI: Cyber does not seem to be a factor. The actor signed a one-year deal, and the show itself is on the bubble for a third season renewal.
Desperate alumns feeling Devious!
Eva Longoria is set to guest star in the fourth season premiere of DEVIOUS MAIDS, which will reunite her with her former Desperate Housewives co-star James Denton, who’s signed on for a recurring role in the Lifetime series. Also joining as a recurring is Latin American star Sol Rodriguez. Nathan Owens has been upped to series regular after joining the series in a recurring role in season three. Production begins later this month in Atlanta.
Devious Maids is produced by ABC Studios. The series was created by Marc Cherry and is executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Brian Tanen, Curtis Kheel, Larry Shuman, David Lonner, John Mass, and Televisa USA’s Paul Presburger and Michael Garcia.
Longoria is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment. Denton is repped by Paradigm and John Crosby Management. Rodriguez is repped by Imperium 7 and Entertainment Lab. Owens is repped by TalentWorks and Mosaic.
“Elena Of Avalor” gets voice cast
Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, and Jane The Virgin‘s Jenna Ortega are among the new names joining the Sofia The First spinoff. Aimee Carrero is already set to portray ELENA OF AVALOR, who will first appear in a special episode of Sofia The First, which has previously introduced enchanted fairytale kingdom of Avalor.
Parnell, Brown and Alazraqui voice a trio of magical flying creatures called Jaquins who support Elena as she learns how to rule her kingdom. Emiliano Díez, Julia Vera, Christian Lanz, Jillian Rose Reed, Joseph Haro, Jorge Diaz, Keith Ferguson, and Joe Nunez are also in the cast.
Danny Glover thinking like a “Criminal”
Four-time Emmy nominee Danny Glover is set to guest star in a key role in a pivotal episode of CBS’s CRIMINAL MINDS. Glover will appear in this season’s 16th episode as father to Shemar Moore’s character.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer