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ICYMI: New ‘Masked Singer’ Costumes, Corden on Comedy Central, McConaughey and Pizzolatto Reunite, and More TV News
- Two great tastes that taste great together, together again: We all remember how the McConaughssance peaked in 2014, when Matthew McConaughey portrayed ponytailed investigative savant Rust Cohle in the first season of True Detective. This week FX announced a script-to-series order — meaning that if FX likes the script, it will skip the pilot stage and go right to series — for Redeemer, which will reunite McConaughey with True Detective creator/showrunner Nic Pizzolatto. McConaughey will play “a former minister turned dissolute security guard whose search for a missing woman in Texas leads him through a corruption and criminal conspiracy, as his past and present impact and entwine around a mystery of escalating violence and deceit.” If that sounds familiar, you’d do well to remember that time is, indeed, a flat circle. (The Hollywood Reporter)
- In other flat-circle news, Bill Murray will reportedly reprise his most (literally) indelible character, Phil Connors from the 1993 classic Groundhog Day, for a Jeep commercial that will run during the Super Bowl. Murray’s brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, and longtime That Guy Stephen Tobolowsky will also reprise their roles as the Mayor of Punxatawney and persistent insurance salesman Ned Ryerson, respectively. And, in other flat-circle news, Bill Murray will reportedly reprise his most (literally) indelible character, Phil Connors from the 1993 classic Groundhog Day, for a Jeep commercial that will run during the Super Bowl. (SlashFilm)
- Frustrated because you can’t watch The Late Late Show with James Corden on Sling TV? Well frustrate no further, because Comedy Central is now airing next-day reruns in the morning, paired with the previous night’s Daily Show. Your treadmill will never know what hit it. (Variety)
- The showrunner of the critically adored Netflix series Dear White People is coming back to traditional TV: Yvette Lee Bowser, who also created the classic ‘90s sitcom Living Single, has scored an 8-episode order from Starz for Run the World, a comedy centered on four young African American professionals — played by Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb and Corbin Reid — working and playing in Harlem. No word on whether Queen Latifah, Kim Fields, Kim Coles, or Erika Alexander are involved, but, again, time is a flat circle. (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Fox has unveiled the costumes for the fast-approaching third season of The Masked Singer, premiering this Sunday after the Super Bowl. That’s it. That’s the bullet point. (Variety)