TVLine Items: Justin Long Leads ABC Pilot, Colbert's Late Launch & More

Justin Long Irreversible

ABC is replacing David Schwimmer with Justin Long.

The New Girl and Mom actor will star in the network’s comedy pilot Irreversible, which previously featured the Friends alum in the lead role, our sister site Deadline reports.

The single-cam project — which didn’t get a series pickup for the 2014-2015 season — centers around Andy (played by Long) and Sarah, a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations — most of which they bring upon themselves.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Stephen Colbert won’t start his gig as the new host of CBS’ The Late Show until late August or early September, The LA Times reports. David Letterman’s last show will air May 20.

* ITV on Thursday released the first official trailer for Broadchurch‘s second season. The British series, on which Fox’s Gracepoint is based, will premiere in the United States on BBC America on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

* Camille de Pazzis (The Following, Last Resort) has joined Netflix’s Hemlock Grove as a series regular for Season 3, per Deadline. She will play a mysterious and kind, old soul masquerading in a young body who has close ties to the Godfrey family.

* ABC Family has ordered the docu-series My Transparent Life, from Ryan Seacrest Productions. The reality show follows a teenage boy who learns his parents are getting divorced and that his dad is becoming a woman.

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  1. Tran says:

    Guess we will have to wait all Summer long until Stephen Colbert takes over Late Show. Talk about a real Summer vacation.

  2. Ralph says:

    Glad to see Justin recovered from being a walrus!

  3. Luis says:

    Does David Tennant feel like he’s on a treadmill at this point?

  4. Stacy says:

    So excited for Broadchurch! Fingers crossed for greatness. Gracepoint – the handful of episodes I’ve seen – has been underwhelming. Partly I’ve seen 80% of the scenes before, partly because I don’t think the acting was nearly as good as the original.

  5. Amy says:

    I think I watched Broadchurch on BBC is that the same as ITV?

    • Mike says:

      Not the same channel but they did show Broadchurch BBC America. I thought it was a miniseries though. Season 2 surprised me. If it’s anything like the first then I’m excited for it.

  6. Rook says:

    Broadchurch comes on so soon! I was expecting it in the summer, now I’m so excited!!!

  7. herman1959 says:

    So ABC is replacing David Schwimmer with an actor that looks like a younger version of David Schwimmer. Am I the only one who finds that weird?

  8. Keith says:

    Another comedy ABC won’t support.

  9. Sheila says:

    Herman1959, Justin is younger than David. That is why. It happens.