We’ve seen Jeffrey Donovan‘s future, and it involves a starring role on Hulu’s next original series.
The Burn Notice/Fargo alum has been cast in Shut Eye, a dark comedy about the underground world of Los Angeles storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them.
Donovan will star as Charlie Haverford, a failed magician who now works as a psychic and con man overseeing a number of the city’s fortune-telling parlors. When he suffers a blow to the head, Charlie begins to question everything he has ever believed and is urged by his wife to break out on his own.
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* TNT has opted not to move forward with its drama pilot Home, about the secrets lingering behind the façade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family. According to Deadline, the project — which starred Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist), Harris Dickinson (Some Girls) and Sawyer Barth (Black Box) — is being shopped to other networks.
* Weezer and The Backstreet Boys will serve as Undateable‘s musical guests on the Jan. 15 and Jan. 29 episodes, respectively.
* Banshee vet Antony Starr has been cast in American Gothic, CBS’ upcoming murder-mystery about a prominent Boston family that makes a chilling discovery about its recently deceased patriarch. Per Deadline, Starr will play Garrett, the family’s firstborn son who returns home in the wake of his father’s death, after inexplicably leaving town 17 years ago.
* HBO will exclusively present the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, on Saturday, March 12.