IN THE KNOW
US network NBC has given a series order to medical soap
Heartbreaker, starring Melissa George (right) as a heart surgeon with a racy personal life. BRITSH sci-fi comedy series
Red Dwarf will return with two new seasons from next year, written and directed by series co-creator Doug Naylor.
THE Simpsons has been given two new seasons, bringing it to season 28 and an astonishing 625 episodes.
SEASON two of Gotham will focus on The Joker. “We’re going to tell the story of how The Joker came to be,” showrunner Bruno Heller says. FX has ordered a pilot of
Snowfall from producer/ writer John Singleton ( Boyz n
the Hood). It’s set in 1981 LA as the crack epidemic began.
SLAVE drama Roots, one of the highest-rating miniseries in TV history, is being remade. It’s expected to air next year.
STRIKE Back, starring Aussie Sullivan Stapleton, returns with a final mission to solve a missing person’s case in Bangkok mid-year.
PRODUCTION has begun on a new comedy series from the makers of A Moody Christmas. No Activity,
starring Patrick Bramm all, Damon Herriman and Sam Simmons will screen on Stan.
DAVID Fincher’s 1980s music video comedy Living
on Video has been given a series order by HBO.
SYFY has ordered a season of The Magicians, Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy novel series.
DIRTY Laundry Live with Lawrence Mooney (below) returns with a 12-episode run on ABC from Thursday, May 28, at 9.30pm.