Amy Poehler

Three awesome ladies – Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), and Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People) are teaming up for a new eight-episode Netflix series about “a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.” No title or release date yet, but I’m already excited for this one.

Here’s an extended sneak peek at the second season of Fox’s The Exorcist.

Comedy Central

THR says that Comedy Central is launching a podcast network “featuring brand extensions of its existing franchises as well as new original content.” The Jim Jeffries Show is first on the docket, followed by podcasts featuring Trevor Noah and Roast and stand-up content. Seems a little late to be trying to get into the podcasting game, doesn’t it? I mean, considering all the talent they have at that network, this announcement should have happened in like 2010, not 2017.

Law and Order

I’ve somehow made it through my entire life without seeing a single episode of any of the Law & Order shows, but apparently it’s a big deal that Sam Waterston, who starred as Jack McCoy in the main series from 1994 until 2010, is returning to SVU for another guest appearance. Feel free to speculate wildly about that return and what it could mean in the comments below.

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House of Cards creator Beau Willimon has a new space-set TV series called The First coming to Hulu, and Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn (Milk) will star in it, marking his first series-regular job on television.

The First is set in the near future and explores the first human mission to Mars and interplanetary colonization. The eight-episode drama focuses not only on the astronauts, but also on their families and loved ones, as well as the ground team on Earth.

Look for this to hit Hulu in 2018.

Antonio Banderas in Mask of Zorro

The first season of NatGeo’s Genius focused on Albert Einstein, but season 2 will follow one of the world’s best-known artists: Pablo Picasso. Spanish-born actor Antonio Banderas will play the famed Spanish painter, but really: have you ever heard anyone talk about Genius? Will Banderas be enough to move the needle as far as public perception of this show, or is it doomed to be background noise for all of our dads as they fall asleep in the living room?

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