TV News Roundup: Dermot Mulroney to Star in CBS Medical Pilot; Hulu’s ‘Deadbeat’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date

Dermot Mulroney lands the starring role on CBS’ “Bunker Hill” and Eliza Coupe joins the cast of Hulu’s “Future Man.” That and more in today’s news roundup…

Casting

Dermot Mulroney is joining the CBS medical drama pilot “Bunker Hill,” playing Walter Wallace, a surgeon who may care a bit too much about his patients. “Bunker Hill,” created by Jason Katims, follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a “new school” approach.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Hulu comedy pilot “Future Man” has found its female lead in “Happy Endings” alum Eliza Coupe. Coupe will star as Tiger, a soldier and character in the video game “Cybergeddon.” Tiger recruits Josh Hutcherson’s Josh Futterman, a janitor who is a world-ranked gamer, to travel back in time and save the world.

Premiere Dates

The third season of Hulu original “Deadbeat” returns on April 20, the streaming service announced Wednesday. “Deadbeat” follows Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu, played by Tyler Labine, a slacker that can see ghosts. After losing both his ghost girlfriend and best friend/drug dealer, Season 3 starts off with Pac moving into a new apartment where Clyde Shapiro, played by Kal Penn, helps Pac try to monetize his gift.

Bravo Media has announced that Season 3 of “Southern Charm” will premiere on April 4.

The season will bring Landon Clements, Craig Conover, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose and Whitney Sudler-Smith together  to work through their friendships and family ties as Charleston socialites.

Bravo is also celebrating the 1000th episode of “Watch What Happens: Live” on March 2. Host Andy Cohen and guests Chrissy Teigen and Kristin Chenoweth will look back at the most shocking and unforgettable moments from the show’s history. There will also be surprise guests, games that test the guests’ Bravo knowledge, and celebrity video messages.

Renewals

Divorce Court” has been renewed by Fox Television Stations through 2019. “’Divorce Court’ is one of the most recognizable titles in the court genre and Lynn Toler is one of that genre’s most trusted judges,” said Stephen Brown, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for Fox Television Stations. “The cases and drama are real – it’s loud, funny and many times, powerful.”

The program is the longest running court show on TV; it originally ran from 1957 to 1969, then from 1985 to 1992 and finally from 1999 to the present.

Pickups

Seeso, NBCUniversal’s comedy SVOD service, has picked up U.S. rights to the Channel 4 dramedy “Flowers,” starring “Broadchurch’s” Oliva Colman, Julian Barratt and Will Sharpe.

The half-hour series, written and directed by Sharpe, revolves around a dysfunctional multi-generational family struggling to stay together. The series will bow on Channel 4 and Seeso this spring.

Executives

Craig Siebels has joined Amazon Studios’ drama series “Hand of God” as co-executive producer. His credits include directing producer on “Complications” and producer on “Burn Notice.”

“Hand of God” is created by Ben Watkins and stars Ron Perlman as Judge Harris Pernell, who loses his moorings after his son shoots himself after watching his wife’s rape. Pernell sets out to find the rapist responsible for the tragedy, feeling that he is being sent on a divine mission for justice.

INSP has elevated Tara Brown to Director of Media Relations. Brown will be tasked with managing the PR and communications for several INSP subsidiaries, including INSP Films and Imagicomm Entertainment.

“Embarking on her fifth year with the Network, Tara consistently has proven herself invaluable to INSP and the Corporate Communications team,” said John Roos, Senior Vice President of Corporate Comunications and Research. “Her efforts have garnered high-profile exposure and awards for INSP’s programming, web content and personnel. She successfully has developed and executed multifaceted PR campaigns. Tara is a talented and dedicated professional. I am confident she will continue to flourish in this new role.”

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