TVLine Items: Chris Noth to Unabomber Series, New MacGyver Boss and More

Chris Noth Manifesto

The Good Wife vet Chris Noth will help take down the Unabomber in Discovery Channel’s eight-episode series Manifesto, the network announced Wednesday.

Noth will play Don Ackerman, the Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI who supervised the Unabomber Task Force.

The ensemble also includes Captain America: Civil War‘s Paul Bettany (as Unabomber Ted Kaczynski), Avatar‘s Sam Worthington (as FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald) and Game of Thrones‘ Keisha Castle-Hughes (as Fitz’s street-agent partner, Tabby).

Production on Manifesto kicks off this month, with a premiere slated for later this year.

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

* MacGyver has added Meredith Eaton (Boston Legal) to its cast in the series-regular role of Matty Webber, the new director of operations at the Phoenix Foundation, CBS announced Wednesday. Eaton — who replaces departing cast member Sandrine Holt — makes her debut in the Jan. 13 installment.

* Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple) will guest-star during Lethal Weapon‘s Feb. 15 episode as Leo Getz, the ambulance-chasing lawyer played by Joe Pesci in the film franchise, EW.com reports.

* Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen will write and direct the limited-series Western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, our sister site Variety reports. No network is attached yet, and no details are available about the plot.

* Season 3 of the globe-spanning food documentary series Chef’s Table will debut Friday, Feb. 17 on Netflix.