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TV News Roundup: TruTV Announces ‘Jon Glaser Loves Gear’ Premiere Date, ‘Small Victories’ Cast

In today’s TV news roundup, truTV announced the premiere date for its new comedy “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” as well as the cast of the pilot “Small Victories.” The BBC America limited series “The Living and the Dead” will premiere on Oct. 27. Additionally, James Roday will direct two episodes of the upcoming Syfy series “Blood Drive.”

PREMIERES

TruTV announced that its new comedy “Jon Glaser Loves Gear” will premiere on Oct. 26 at 10 p.m. Created by and starring Jon Glaser (“Parks and Recreation,” “Girls”), the documentary series follows Glaser’s greatest passion: gear. “Jon Glaser Loves Gear” is executive produced by PFFR, alongside Dave Becky, Richard Korson, and David Miner. The 10-episode series also stars John Hodgman (“The Daily Show”), Janeane Garofalo, John Early, Jo Firestone, Peter Grosz, Steve Cirbus, and Miriam Tolan.

The new limited series “The Living and the Dead will premiere on BBC America on Oct. 27. The six-episodes show stars Colin Morgan (“Humans”) and Charlotte Spencer (“Glue”) as a couple hell-bent on bringing modern ideas to an ancient rural community until they’re confronted by one disturbing case after another. Created and written by Ashley Pharoah (“Life on Mars”), “Living and the Dead” is executive produced by Pharoah, Matthew Graham (“Life on Mars”), Faith Penhale (“War & Peace”), and Katie McAleese (“Ripper Street”).

CASTING

TruTV’s also revealed the cast of the pilot “Small Victories” on Monday: Melissa Hunter (“Maya and Marty”), Heidi Gardner (“Super Mansion”), George Kareman (“Silicon Valley”), and RJ Walker (“Baskets”). Created and executive produced by Hunter, the series revolves around Margot, a former upstart lawyer who finds herself disbarred, living at home with her parents, working as a barista, and going to a book club with her three remaining friends. Debbie Liebling also serves as an executive producer for the series, which is currently in production.

BEHIND THE CAMERA

Universal Cable Productions announced that James Roday (“Psych”) will direct two episodes of the upcoming Syfy series “Blood Drive,” a scripted series in the classic grindhouse style. Created by James Roland and executive produced by Roland, John Hlavin (“The Shield”), Fredrik Malmberg (“Conan the Barbarian”), and David Straiton (“Bates Motel”), the 13-episode series stars Alan Ritchson (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) as “the last good cop in Los Angeles,” and Christina Ochoa (“Animal Kingdom”), his partner with an agenda of her own. The series is currently in production in South Africa.

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