IN THE KNOW
WITH ANDREW FENTON
VARIETY will return to US TV with Maya and Marty in Manhattan, which teams Maya Rudolph ( above) and Martin Short in a new variety special live from 30 Rock in New York.
DAMON Wayans Sr will be “too old for this s---” and just days away from retirement as he takes on the Danny Glover role of Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon TV series. APPLE is financing an original scripted series by Dr Dre, which is based on his life.
THE Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney has joined the cast of drama pilot Conviction, about a legal team that fights to overturn wrongful convicitons.
EDDIE Izzard is in the process of running 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa which will become the TV documentary Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man.
SYFY is developing a TV drama called Halcyon that viewers can experience using the Occulus Rift virtual- reality goggles.
CBS in the US has given a series commitment to new sitcom I’m Not Your Friend, starring former Friends star Matt LeBlanc ( right).