The Morning Update for Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Hi all! Here’s your Morning Update for Thursday, October 22, 2015:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

Fox Buys Soapy Legal Drama ‘Incrimination’ from ‘Mistresses’ Producers“Mistresses” producers Rina Mimoun and Justin Lo have sold a soapy drama titled “Incrimination” to Fox. “Incrimination” revolves around Sienna, a young woman with narcissistic personality disorder who infiltrates a law firm in order to find the truth behind her sister’s murder. “Incrimination” hails from ABC Studios where Mimoun is under an overall deal. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/fox-incrimination-justin-lo-rina-mimoun-1201623410/

Top Ballerina Misty Copeland To Produce Dance Drama For Fox With Tracy OliverMisty Copelandhas teamed with rising writer Tracy Oliverfor a drama set in the world of dance. The untitled project, which has been set up at Foxthrough 20th Century Fox TV, follows a young, hip and diverse group of aspiring dancers as they fiercely compete for places in a top ballet company. http://deadline.com/2015/10/misty-copeland-dance-drama-series-fox-inspired-by-her-tracy-oliver-1201589502/

Fox Buys Time Travel Comedy Produced By Phil Lord & Chris Miller As Put Pilot
Fox
has given a put pilot commitment to In Time, a time-travel comedy fromPhil Lord and Christopher Miller. Written by Julius Sharpe, In Time revolves around three friends who try to balance the adventure of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present day lives.http://deadline.com/2015/10/in-time-travel-comedy-phil-lord-chris-miller-fox-1201589751/

Playwright Fernanda Coppel To Adapt Her Play ‘King Liz’ As Dramedy For ShowtimeShowtimeis developing King Liz, a half-hour dramedy based on the play of the same name by Latina playwright Fernanda Coppel, who will write the adaptation. King Liz is about an aggressive female sports agent and the contentious relationship with her ambitious assistant. http://deadline.com/2015/10/fernanda-coppel-king-liz-dramedy-play-showtime-1201589381/

Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz Returning to TV With Lionsgate Overall DealThe ‘My So-Called Life’ duo has signed a multiple-year pact with Lionsgate TV to develop scripted programming. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/edward-zwick-marshall-herskovitz-returning-833507

Hulu Renews Jason Reitman’s ‘Casual’ for Season 2The streamer’s critically-lauded dramedy premiered just three weeks ago. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hulu-renews-jason-reitmans-casual-833695

‘Switched at Birth’ renewed for Season 5 at ABC Family
ABC Family
has renewed the show for a fifth season, five days before the fourth-season finale on Monday. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/10/21/switched-at-birth-renewed-for-season-5-at-abc-family/479822/

‘Instant Mom’ To End Run After 3 Seasons As Nick at Nite Pauses Original SeriesThe current third season of Nickelodeonsitcom Instant Momwill be its last. The network has informed the cast and the crew of the family comedy starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict that the show won’t be renewed for a fourth season. With Instant Mom going away and no originals in the immediate pipeline, Nick at Nite is putting its original scripted programming efforts on pause. http://deadline.com/2015/10/instant-mom-cancelled-3-seasons-nick-at-nite-original-series-1201590102/

CASTING NEWS:

Anne Heche Is Heading to QuanticoAnne Hechehas been tapped to guest-star on Quantico. Heche, who most recently starred on USA’s Dig, will play a former FBI agent and medical examiner named Dr. Susan Langdon. http://www.tvguide.com/news/anne-heche-quantico/

Vincent D’Onofrio to Play the Wizard in NBC’s ‘Emerald City’He’ll reunite with ‘The Cell’ director Tarsem Singh in the 10-episode, straight-to-series drama. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vincent-donofrio-play-wizard-nbcs-833689

Last Ship Recruits Agent Carter’s Bridget Regan for Season 3

Bridget Regan has been cast in Season 3 of TNT’s The Last Ship. http://tvline.com/2015/10/21/last-ship-bridget-regan-cast-season-3/

‘Big Bang Theory’ Recruits Stephen Merchant‘Manhattan Love Story’ alum Analeigh Tipton will also appear in season nine. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/big-bang-theory-recruits-stephen-833746

‘House of Lies’ Adds John Cho and More as Guest Stars
Showtime’s “House of Lies”
has added more famous faces, tapping John Cho and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as guest stars for one episode of its upcoming season. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/house-of-lies-john-cho-malcolm-jamal-warner-1201624057/

Joey Lauren Adams Cast in CMT’s Billy Ray Cyrus Comedy Series
CMT’s Billy Ray Cyrus
comedy series has found its leading lady in Joey Lauren Adams. She will play Debbie, the female lead in “Still the King.” http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/joey-lauren-adams-billy-ray-cyrus-cmt-comedy-1201623532/

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

‘Man In The High Castle’ Pilot & Second Episode Available During Amazon’s Free Preview WeekendAmazonwill stream the pilot and second episode of its new original series The Man In The High Castlefor free beginning October 23. http://deadline.com/2015/10/man-in-the-high-castle-amazon-1201589863/

Yahoo Sells Out Ad Space for Live-Stream of N.F.L. GameThe game, between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars, will be streamed free globally on Sunday morning. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/23/business/media/yahoo-sells-out-ad-space-for-live-stream-of-nfl-game.html

“YouTube Red” offers premium YouTube for $9.99 a month, $12.99 for iOS users
YouTube
announced "YouTube Red," a $9.99-per-month subscription service for YouTube that will launch on October 28. The service lets you watch videos ad-free among other premium features, and it will eventually fund the production of premium, members-only video content. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/10/youtube-red-offers-premium-youtube-for-9-99-a-month-12-99-for-ios-users/

PewDiePie is getting a reality series on YouTube’s new ad-free subscription service
Felix Kjellberg
, the Swedish video personality better known as "PewDiePie," is starring in a video game-inspired reality series called Scare PewDiePie that’s set to premiere in early 2016. It will be available exclusively on YouTube Red, http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/21/9584414/scare-pewdiepie-youtube-red-skybound-entertainment-maker-studios

Vox: Hulu has overtaken Netflix to become the best streaming serviceNetflix, the long-running champion, has the hype, and Amazon Primehas the massive amounts of cash necessary to mount a challenge to Netflix. But Hulu has what really counts: programming. I subscribe to all three and spend far, far more time watching Hulu than the other two. It’s turned itself into a service for true TV and film obsessives. http://www.vox.com/2015/10/22/9591606/hulu-best-streaming-netflix

NON-SCRIPTED/ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

Simon Cowell Joins ‘America’s Got Talent’ as JudgeThe show creator will join the judges table for the upcoming 11th season of the NBC summer series. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/simon-cowell-joins-americas-got-833902

‘MythBusters’ next season will be its last
Discovery
is bringing one of its signature shows, "MythBusters," to a close in 2016. The show embarks on its 14th season in January, and that will be the end of the line, the cable channel says. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/10/21/mythbusters-next-season-will-be-its-last/479811/

Fusion Partners with African-American News Site The Root to Develop TV Content
Fusion
has made a TV development deal with The Root, the number one African-American news and commentary site. While programming is still in the works, insiders say the content will be news-oriented and issue-based, likely resulting in unscripted TV series, documentaries and specials. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/fusion-the-root-television-deal-1201623216/

How The Internet Revived ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’
America’s Funniest Home Videos
has quietly turned itself from a beloved TV franchise into a digital juggernaut. AFV’s Facebook page has an astounding 9.4 million likes—more than BuzzFeed and The Bachelor combined—and, notably, people are watching the videos they post. http://fusion.net/story/211867/americas-funniest-home-videos-most-important-television-show/

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

Oz’s Seven Plans Original Content, Digital Expansion for 2016Australia’s Seven Network has unveiled its 2016 programming strategy. New titles due out next year are the original Australian dramas The Secret Daughter, a musical series starring singer/songwriter Jessica Mauboy in her first major TV role; the thriller Wanted, about two strangers swept up in a chase across Australia; and Molly, a two-part miniseries on the life of musician Ian “Molly” Meldrum. http://worldscreen.com/articles/display/53213

EXECUTIVE/TALENT NEWS:

Jerry Seinfeld Tops Highest-Paid Comedians ListAccording to Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid comedians, Seinfeld pulled in $36 million between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Kevin Hart came in second on the list with $28.5 million for the year. http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/jerry-seinfeld-highest-paid-comedian-2015-list-1201623350/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

THR TV Critics Square Off Over Fall’s "Terrible Season for Broadcast"Tim Goodman and Daniel J. Fienberg tackle the past several weeks of new and returning series, clashing (Team Stamos vs. Team Lowe), bashing (sorry, ‘Minority Report’) and hugging it out (thanks, ‘Jane the Virgin’). http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/thr-tv-critics-square-falls-833257

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