TVLine Items: Rob Corddry Is ABC Pilot's Spy, Chicago Fire Gets Bonus Episode and More!

"The Winning Season" - 2009 Sundance Portrait SessionFunnyman Rob Corddry is spying a starring role in an ABC pilot.

The Children’s Hospital vet has landed the lead in Spy, a half-hour comedy adaptation of Simeon Goulden’s UK satire.

Corddry plays the well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent son who inadvertently joins the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy dad.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• NBC has ordered an additional episode of Chicago Fire, Deadline reports, bringing the drama’s freshman run to 23 installments.

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• Ken Marino’s uproarious Web series Burning Love has found a home on the TV screen. Beginning Feb. 25, the Bachelor-spoofing show will air in half-hour installments on E!. Burning Love‘s second season, meanwhile, bows Feb. 14 on Yahoo! and follows June Diane Raphael’s Season 1 castoff Julie Gristlewhite. Some of her suitors include her real-life hubby Paul Scheer (The League), Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Colin Hanks (Dexter) and more.

Bridesmaids’ Wendi McLendon-Covey has been tapped to recur on Showtime’s new drama Masters of Sex, Deadline reports. She joins the human sexuality-centric series as a formidable female doctor who is a mentor to Lizzy Caplan’s leading lady.

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Arrested Development dad Jeffrey Tambor and rocker Dave Navarro have booked guest spots in an upcoming installment of Law & Order: SVU, per TVGuide.com. Tambor will play an attorney defending a hip-hop star, while Navarro will play a member of the artist’s entourage.

• BBC America has ordered an eight-episode second season of Ripper Street, to bow in 2014.

• TNT and TBS’ tandem coverage of Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards amassed 5.2 million total viewers, with 2.1 million landing in the 18-49 sweet spot (up 5 percent versus 2012). Thus, Turner re-upped to carry the kudoscast for another three years.

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8 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    Hooray for Chicago Fire for giving an extra episode this season. Hope it gets renewed for a second season. :-)

  2. Spy is a great series, it’s a shame that it will be ruined by a U.S. remake. Rob Corrdry is fantastic though, even though I don’t think this show will make it, it may give him a higher profile to move onto an even greater spotlight.

  3. Kathleen says:

    WooHoo for Chicago Fire!!

  4. liveeveryweeklikeitssharkweek says:

    I like Corrdry, but there is no need for a US version of Spy. Watch it on hulu, it will be better than the remake.

  5. Scott says:

    Spy a satire? I’ve seen 4 episodes of the UK show and its boring unfunny garbage. Any American version can only be worse. What are they going to try next – Trollied?

  6. Jak viceroy says:

    Great another show that is British & great, funny in UK wit, now being made by the US with toilet humour & crap everything else, except the star.

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