TV News Roundup: Noah Hawley Adapting Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’ for FX

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“Fargo” creator Noah Hawley prepares for another adaptation and Syfy has more ghost stories to explore in Wednesday’s TV news roundup …

IN DEVELOPMENT:

FX has partnered with “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley and IM Global Television to develop a limited series based on Kurt Vonnegut’s arms race satire “Cat’s Cradle.” Variety reported in April that IM Global was adapting the project, which centers on the offspring of a Nobel laureate physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb.

SERIES ORDERS:

FYI has ordered “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip,” a reality series starring “Jersey Shore” alum-turned-interior designer Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi and husband Jionni Lavalle. It follows the couple as they start a new business flipping homes — where else? — on the New Jersey shore. The eight one-hour episodes will premiere in early 2016.

SERIES RENEWALS:

Syfy has renewed supernatural-tinged reality series “Ghost Hunters” and “Paranormal Witness,” each with a 13-episode order and pegged toward a 2016 premiere.

Season 11 of “Ghost Hunters” will find TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) founder Jason Hawes leading investigations in Ohio and Indiana, specifically Cleveland’s Midwest Railway Preservation Society (believed to be tied to the notorious, unsolved Cleveland Torso Murderer serial killer case), Crown Point’s Old Lake County Jail (famed for being home to gangster John Dillinger … until he escaped) and the Toledo Yacht Club, (reportedly haunted by a boy who died there over a century ago).

The fifth season of “Paranormal Witness” will delve deeper into actual horror stories. It will also continue to feature the most frightening and compelling first-person accounts of paranormal encounters alongside dramatic reenactments of those experiences.

CASTING NEWS:

Hulu comedy “Deadbeat” has added guest stars Keith Powell (“30 Rock”) and Alex Karpovsky (“Girls”) for its third season, which is slated to premiere this spring.

The episode is centered on live action role-playing games (LARP). Powell will play Lonathan Newcastle, a comic book store cashier who returns to the LARP world to regain his rightful throne. Karpovsky will play Jerryd the Liar, a veteran LARPer and duplicitous Loki-like villain who backstabs his king and takes over the kingdom.

In addition, TVLine reports that CBS’ “Supergirl” has added Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist’s husband and former “Glee” castmate, to play a potential love interest for Kara.

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  1. Jimmy Bob says:

    Cat’s Cradle should be a movie – please just let Leo and Appian Way do it.

    Thanks

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