Morning News Update for Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Hi all! Here’s your morning news update for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

HBO Developing Peter Berg Western Drama ‘Untamed’

HBO is developing a new hourlong Wild West set drama from multi-hyphenate Peter Berg. Titled Untamed, the project follows three mismatched travelers as they set out on a treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming across the Rocky Mountains to Utah. Berg will direct the drama, with Mark L. Smith on board to pen the script.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbo-developing-peter-berg-western-811386

Will Packer Sells Atlanta Drama to NBC

Buckhead is described as a drama about ambition, sex and revenge set in the extravagant, high-stakes world of Atlanta politics, entertainment, churches and strip clubs. Packer will executive produce via his overall deal with Universal Television. David McMillian will pen the script and exec produce.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/will-packer-sells-atlanta-drama-811213

Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Team for TV Land Comedy ‘Friends With Melissa’

The single-camera entry is inspired by the lives of the couple’s friends Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras who watched as their friends from The Groundlings went on to star in blockbuster comedies and win Oscars while they tiled away writing for children’s television.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/melissa-mccarthy-ben-falcone-team-811226

‘Bojack Horseman’ Renewed For Season 3; ‘Longmire’ ‘Master Of None’ Premiere Dates Set On Netflix

Netflix has renewed animated adult comedyBojack Horseman for Season 3 and set premiere dates for several series, including Longmireand Anziz Ansari’s Master Of None.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/bojack-horseman-renewed-season-3-longmire-master-of-none-premiere-dates-netflix-tca-1201486181/

‘When Calls The Heart’ Renewed For Season 3 On Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channelhas picked up a third season of original scripted seriesWhen Calls The Heartfor premiere in February. Based on the bestselling series of books of the same name by Janette Oke, When Calls The Heart tells the story of a young woman who begins a new chapter in her life in an early 20th century coal mining town.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/when-calls-the-heart-renewed-season-3-hallmark-channel-1201486183/

NBC’s ‘People Are Talking’ Changes Title

The comedy from Will Packer and showrunner DJ Nash will now be called ‘Truth Be Told.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbcs-people-are-talking-changes-811299

Larysa Kondracki Inks Directing Deal With Starz

The Whistleblower helmer Larysa Kondrackihas signed a one-year directing and first-look development deal with Starz. Under the pact, she will direct an upcoming episode of drama series Power.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/larysa-kondracki-directing-development-deal-starz-power-1201485989/

CASTING NEWS:

‘Stitchers’ Promotes Damon Dayoub to Series Regular

The move comes after the ‘NCIS’ alum was replaced on ABC’s upcoming Shondaland drama ‘The Catch.’

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/stitchers-promotes-damon-dayoub-series-811381

Fuller House: CSI: Miami’s Eva LaRue Joins

Eva LaRue has been cast as Teri, the new wife of Bob Saget’s clean freak Danny, in Netflix’s Fuller House.

http://tvline.com/2015/07/27/fuller-house-eva-larue-teri-tanner/

Josh Duhamel Boards Hulu’s ’11/22/63′

He’ll have a regular role in the miniseries starring James Franco.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/josh-duhamel-hulus-11-22-811295

Diane Keaton Joins Jude Law in HBO Series ‘The Young Pope’

Diane Keaton will star alongside Jude Law in director Paolo Sorrentino’s eight-episode HBO drama series “The Young Pope.” Keaton will play Sister Mary, a nun from the United States who is now living in Vatican City. Law takes the lead as PIUS XIII, formerly known as Lenny Belardo.

http://www.thewrap.com/diane-keaton-joins-jude-law-in-hbo-series-the-young-pope/

‘Gotham’ Promotes Drew Powell To Regular In Season 2

Batman prequel series Gotham has promoted another recurring player to regular — Drew Powell. He plays Butch Gilzean, whose loyalty was tested as chief henchman to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Fish Mooney in Season 1.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/gotham-drew-powell-promoted-regular-season-2-1201486095/

Andrew Howard Joins Marvel’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Andrew Howard is the latest addition to the cast of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., landing a major recurring role. He will play Banks, an authoritative and intimidating agent on the third season of the series.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/andrew-howard-cast-marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d-1201485796/

Mindy Project Casts Ajay Mehta and Sakina Jaffrey as Mindy’s Folks

Ajay Mehta and Sakina Jaffrey have been cast as Dr. Lahiri’s parents

http://tvline.com/2015/07/28/mindy-project-parents-ajay-mehta-sakina-jaffrey-season-4/

FEATURE NEWS:

Disney’s ‘Bob the Musical’ Enlists Bret McKenzie, Michael Chabon

Songwriter Bret McKenzie and author Michael Chabon are joining Disney’s musical comedy “Bob the Musical.” The project, in which a man suffers a head injury and can subsequently hear everyone’s inner song, is being produced by Chris Bender, JC Spink, Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson and Jennifer Gibgot.

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/bob-the-musical-bret-mckenzie-michael-chabon-1201549441/

NON-SCRIPTED/ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

(ratings) I Am Cait Premiere Draws 2.73 Million Viewers

Sunday’s premiere of I Am Cait delivered solid ratings for E!, although the numbers are a big drop from Caitlyn Jenner’s other major high-profile TV appearances. The docuseries drew an average of 2.73 million viewers in live-plus-same-day ratings, according to Nielsen. That includes 1.5 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

http://www.adweek.com/news/television/i-am-cait-premiere-draws-273-million-viewers-166125

‘The View’ Bringing Back Sherri Shepherd for Season 19

The news comes nearly a year after after the longtime co-host exited.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/view-bringing-back-sherri-shepherd-811302

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Red Arrow to Bring German Dramas to Cannes

Red Arrow International plans to present to international buyers a number of major new German dramas, including the prime-time crime series Einstein. Starring Tom Beck, Einstein centers on Albert Einstein’s great-grandson, a physicist with Huntington’s disease who is forced to help the police solve a series of crimes.

http://worldscreen.com/articles/display/51713

EXECUTIVE/TALENT NEWS:

Comedy Central Promotes Rob O’Neill to SVP Programming & Promotion Strategy

Comedy Central has promoted Rob O’Neill to senior vice president, programming & promotion strategy. In his new role, O’Neill will oversee the content rollout of original series premieres, new season launches and stunts and tentpole events.

http://www.thewrap.com/rob-oneill-comedy-central-programming-promotion-strategy/

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