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TV News Roundup: ‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay Visits ‘Last Man on Earth,’ Meagan Good Checks in to ‘Code Black’

“Room” star Jacob Tremblay is about to become “The Last Man on Earth,” plus “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh nabs a new deal in our TV news roundup.

Casting News

Jacob Tremblay, the breakout star of the Oscar-nominated drama “Room,” will guest star on Fox’s “The Last Man on Earth” as a young version of Will Forte’s character Phil/Tandy, the network announced Wednesday. The airdate for Tremblay’s episode has yet to be announced.

Tremblay scooped a Critics Choice Award last weekend and is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. The nine-year-old thesp will next be seen on the big screen in “The Book of Henry,” “Shut In” and “Burn Your Maps.”

Across the dial, Meagan Good is checking in to CBS medical drama “Code Black” for a recurring role. Good will portray Dr. Grace Adams, the ex-flame of Neal (Raza Jaffrey) and a fearless and ambitious attending physician who recently returned to Angels Memorial after volunteering a year of humanitarian work in Haiti. She’ll appear beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10, with the season finale scheduled for Feb. 24.

Industry Deals

Suits” creator Aaron Korsh has closed a new two-year overall deal with Universal Cable Productions, the company behind the hit USA Network legal drama, according to Variety sister site Deadline. Korsh is set to continue as showrunner on the series in addition to developing new projects for UCP. “Suits” has already been renewed for Season 6 and will air the back half of its fifth season beginning Jan. 27.


Streaming service Acorn TV has acquired two British series for U.S. premieres; “Suspects,” a procedural crime drama filmed in the style of a fly-on-the-wall documentary; and “Liberty of London,” an unscripted series narrated by “Agent Carter” star Hayley Atwell, which takes viewers behind the scenes at one of London’s oldest department stores. “Liberty of London” premieres Feb. 8, while “Suspects” bows on Feb. 22. Rights for “Liberty” were acquired from DCD Media, while “Suspects” was acquired from FremantleMedia International.

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