IN THE KNOW
HUGH Laurie (above) and Tom Hiddleston will star in a TV spy series based on John le Carre’s novel The Night Manager.
Days after announcing she was leaving Community to look after her sick father, Yvette Nicole Brown (who played Shirley) was promoted to series regular on The Odd Couple reboot, starring Matthew Perry.
Melissa George has been cast in the US remake of The Slap, after starring in the original Aussie version. Thandie Newton has also joined the cast.
Oil tycoon soap Dallas has been cancelled after three seasons.
Various versions of Homeland (all adaptations of original Israeli series Prisoners of War) are in development, including a 70-episode Mexican telenovela and Russian, Turkish and South Korean remakes.
Director Barry Levinson ( Rain Man) is helping to develop new Jennifer Lopez FBI drama series, Shades of Blue.
No Limits was named program of the year at the community TV Antenna Awards. Chris Gibson ( Leongatha) won outstanding male personality while Phyllis Foundis ( The Foundis Show) won the female equivalent.
Seinfeld and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus (right) is to receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards on October 30.