The actress is shifting to recurring status for Season 2 of the FX comedy as she’s being eyed to star in her own pilot for the cable net, our sister site Deadline reports.
Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, co-writers on the film Obvious Child, in which Slate starred, will pen the pilot.
Additionally, Sarah Burns (Enlightened) has joined Married as a regular, playing a quirky single mother whose desperate need for approval is always getting her into trouble.
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* Aly Michalka (Hellcats) — who recurs on The CW’s upcoming series iZombie — has boarded ABC’s comedy pilot Chev & Bev as the sourpuss daughter of Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo’s characters, per Deadline. 30 Rock alum Maulik Pancholy will play her medical student boyfriend.
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* Nickelodeon has renewed the comedies Bella and the Bulldogs and The Thundermans for a second and third season, respectively.
* HBO is in talks with Apple to make Apple TV a launch partner for the April debut of its standalone streaming service HBO Now, International Business Times reports.
* Hulu’s original series Deadbeat will return for Season 2 on April 20, and it will feature guest stars James Franco (General Hospital), Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Michael Ian Black (Burning Love), Zach Levi (Chuck) and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story). Check out a new trailer below.