At­wood’s Alias Grace heads to TV

Sarah Pol­ley’s adap­ta­tion of Mar­garet At­wood’s novel Alias Grace will de­but on CBC-TV on Sept. 25.

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The show, which will also stream out­side of Canada on Net­flix in the fall, is in­spired by the true story of Grace Marks, a young Irish im­mi­grant and maid who was con­victed of mur­der in Up­per Canada in 1843 but ex­on­er­ated decades later.

Pol­ley wrote and pro­duced the project, based on At­wood’s 1996 Sco­tia­bank Giller Prize-win­ning his­tor­i­cal tale.

Mary Har­ron di­rects the cast, which in­cludes Sarah Gadon in the ti­tle role. Other cast mem­bers in­clude Anna Paquin, Paul Gross and Kerr Lo­gan.

It’s yet an­other ma­jor smallscreen adap­ta­tion of At­wood’s work this year, af­ter the re­cent pre­mieres of on Bravo and Hulu, and on CBC-TV.

Ar­rested Devel­op­ment re­newed

Net­flix says the cast of

has signed on for a fifth sea­son of the com­edy that will re­turn to the stream­ing ser­vice next year.

Ja­son Bate­man, Michael Cera, Jef­frey Tam­bor, Will Ar­nett and the rest of the se­ries reg­u­lars will reprise their roles in the show that fol­lows the Bluth fam­ily. Se­ries cre­ator Mitchell Hur­witz is also on board.

Hur­witz says he’s “grate­ful” to Net­flix and Fox “for mak­ing this dream of mine come true.”

ran on Fox for three sea­sons from 2003 to 2006 be­fore be­ing can­celled. Net­flix brought the show back for a fourth sea­son in 2013.

Moyni­han out at SNL

It’s of­fi­cial — Bobby Moyni­han is leav­ing His nine-sea­son run on the se­ries will end with Satur­day’s sea­son fi­nale, hosted by Dwayne John­son. Katy Perry is the mu­si­cal guest.

Moyni­han’s next gig is on CBS, star­ring in the new fall com­edy

which fol­lows a man named Alex through three time pe­ri­ods in his life. Moyni­han plays the 40-year-old ver­sion of Alex; John Lar­ro­quette co-stars as the 65-yearold Alex.

Moyni­han’s mem­o­rable im­pres­sions in­clude New Jer­sey gov­er­nor Chris Christie, Food Net­work per­son­al­ity Guy Fieri and Jer­sey Shore star Ni­cole Polizzi (a.k.a. Snooki), along with the Week­end Up­date sta­ple char­ac­ter Drunk Un­cle.

Quaid to play Bush

Den­nis Quaid will play for­mer U.S. pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush in FX’s

The sec­ond sea­son of the Emmy-win­ning true-crime an­thol­ogy will chron­i­cle Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina’s dev­as­ta­tion of New Or­leans in 2005, as well as the con­tro­ver­sial han­dling of the af­ter­math by Bush’s ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The first sea­son of the show, from cre­ator Ryan Mur­phy, was dubbed The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son and fo­cused on O.J. Simp­son’s 1995 mur­der trial.

Stars Court­ney B. Vance, Sarah Paul­son and Cuba Good­ing Jr. are all ex­pected to re­turn for Ka­t­rina. An­nette Ben­ing will play Louisiana Gov­er­nor Kath­leen Blanco, and Matthew Brod­er­ick will be FEMA head Michael Brown.

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