TVLine Items: FX Greenlights Tracy Morgan Pilot, Fox to Air Anger Management and More

Tracy Morgan FX PilotTracy Jordan no more, Tracy Morgan is looking to bring a new kooky character to TV.

FX on Thursday gave the green light to a comedy pilot starring the 30 Rock alum, titled Death Pact.

From Rob Long (Sullivan & Son) and Tad Safran (The Long Weekend), the project centers on Morgan’s lazy high school coach-turned-war hero who sucks three of his former students into his nutty new self-help philosophy.

Production on the half-hour, single-cam comedy will begin this summer.

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

• FX’s Anger Management is making a brief move to mothership Fox to help combat a decline in ratings. Beginning June 3, four episodes of the Charlie Sheen-starring sitcom (including a pair of fresh ones) will air on the network in place of The Mindy Project repeats.

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• Ugly Americans has officially been cancelled. The producers of the animated Comedy Central series announced the news on Facebook, noting that they’re still “exploring… options, even ones that don’t include traditional TV episodes.”

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• Big Brother‘s companion series Big Brother: After Dark is moving to TVGN (fka TV Guide Network), where it will be trimmed down to two-hour curated feeds, starting at midnight. Season 8 of BBAD premieres June 26.

• The latest look at CBS’ summer series Under the Dome (bowing June 24) is sure to tug at those heartstrings. Take a peek below, then hit the comments with your sobby judgements.

Under The Dome Poster

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Comments (12)

  • When is the deadline for Series Orders and Season Renewals? I’m wondering about this for Disney Channel.

    Comment by pcpurecommunity1234 – May 30, 2013 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The deadlines aren’t the same for cable TV. Shows get picked up at various times because they don’t have a traditional fall season. Cable tends to do really well airing new seasons starting sometimes in January, April June or July, but they still will have some shows that all begin airing in the fall or winter. ABC Family told the actors on bubble shows in February that they would make a decision within weeks. Now they’re saying July. That’s because they want to hedge their bets on the new summer series and if they do better than shows like Bunheads, they will get a pick-up and Bunheads won’t. Disney runs in a similar fashion.

      Comment by rowan77 – May 30, 2013 11:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oHH Poor doggie :(

    Comment by Lorena – May 30, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FX wasted so much on Charlie Sheen.

    Comment by Mike R. – May 30, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Charlie Sheen wasted so much on Charlie Sheen.

      Comment by Midori – May 30, 2013 08:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • rather have my wife on the outside than my dogs

    Comment by Kenneth Keller (@VictimSurvivor) – May 30, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh dear Jesus

      Comment by brycealexander – May 30, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m sure she feels the same way. ;)

      Comment by Carla – May 31, 2013 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awww!! :’(

    Comment by V – May 30, 2013 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Low blow, UTD. This is one of those show that really will go either way – big hit or big miss. Just don’t see it being somewhere in the middle.

    Comment by Chicago Dan – May 30, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked Under The Dome the first time I saw it when it was called The Simpsons Movie.

    Comment by Tom Charles – May 30, 2013 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Was my thought exactly.

      Comment by rowan77 – May 30, 2013 11:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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