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HBO Max is going to be blessing us with Jake Johnson on our TV screens again. And in a erotic half-hour comedy, no less. Well, the “erotic” part doesn’t necessarily describe what Johnson will be doing (well, maybe…), but refers to instead the premise: a 1970s-set comedy about a feminist who helps create the first erotic magazine for women.

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Today’s TV Bits centers mostly around renewals, pickups, and projects in development, though there’s an interesting holiday-appropriate video in here for you as well. After the jump:

  • Showtime renews Homeland for a third season
  • CBS’ Elementary and Vegas get full-season orders
  • CW wants more Arrow, Beauty & the Beast, and Emily Owens
  • Jimmy Fallon’s Guys With Kids gets five more scripts
  • Big Bang Theory writer is developing Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Fox’s New Girl and Raising Hope get two more episodes
  • ABC commits to bar-set Mixology, from Hangover scribes
  • Jane Fonda books a starring sitcom gig on ABC’s Now What?
  • Boardwalk Empire writer sells Jane Austen and West Memphis Three dramas
  • Fox is working on non-superpowered superhero comedy The B Team
  • Jennifer Garner returns to TV as an executive producer
  • Watch a new clip from NBC’s Mockingbird Lane

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There’s a chance you read that headline and said, “um, who?” Wayne McClammy is the director behind the videos ‘I’m Fucking Matt Damon‘ and the star-studded rejoinder ‘I’m Fucking Ben Affleck‘ that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2008. (McClammy has also done directing chores on The Sarah Silverman Program and directed Silverman’s The Great Schlep.)

Now he’s working out a deal to direct the film Desperadoes, the Ellen Rapoport Black List script called “a female-oriented The Hangover.” Read More »