Laura Linney Ozark

TVLine Items: Laura Linney Joins Ozark, Spike's Late Night Talker and More

Laura Linney is moving to the mountains for Netflix.

The Big C actress will star opposite Jason Bateman in the streaming service’s drama series Ozark, our sister site Deadline reports.

The show — premiering in 2017 — follows a financial planner (Bateman, who also serves as a producer/director), his wife (Linney) and their family as they suddenly relocate from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks.

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

* Spike TV has ordered a pilot for an untitled late night talk show, hosted by Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer, our sister site Variety reports.

* Starz is developing an adaptation of the British comedy Peep Show, per Deadline. Original series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will act as consulting producers, with Eli Jorne (Son of Zorn) set as showrunner.

* CMT has renewed Still the King for Season 2. The original comedy series, starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Joey Lauren Adams, airs its Season 1 finale on Aug. 14.

* Judd Hirsch (Numb3rs) will star in CBS’ new pilot for Superior Donuts, Deadline reports. The comedy project was in consideration for a series pickup during this past pilot season.

* Crackle has released an extended trailer for its upcoming drama series StartUp, starring Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Adam Brody (The O.C.), premiering Sept. 6.

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1 Comment
  1. TJ. Church says:

    Guess I was incorrectly excited when I read the headline… I was hoping Spike Feresten (writer of “Soup Nazi” episode) was getting his evening talk show back. (Same as Conan, he’s funnier than many of the current show hosts no matter the time-slot or run-time!)