TV News Wrap-Up: Broad City Season 3 Trailer, Syfy Renews The Magicians, & More

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This Week in TV:

Broad City season 3 trailer; Ted Raimi and Lee Majors join Ash Vs Evil Dead; Syfy renews The Magicians; Silicon Valley teaser; Veep teaser; Starz orders The White Princess; Maya Rudolph and Martin Shore variety show; Flaked official trailer; Master of None returns in 2017; Roadies teaser trailer; FOX orders Charity Case pilot; CBS orders I'm Not Your Friend pilot; Laura Dern joins untitled death row drama; USA orders Shooter; Mozart in the Jungle renewed; and Look Who's Back comes to Netflix.

Broad City Season Three - The BFFs are Back

Comedy Central has released the trailer for the upcoming third season of their hit comedy Broad City. The trailer indicates season 3 will be business as usual for Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, from discussions of gynecology in the park to a possible Grindr addiction. The trailer also offers a glance at some of the expected guest stars of the season, including NBA star Blake Griffin and actor Tony Danza. Though she doesn't appear in the trailer, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is confirmed to make an appearance at some point in the upcoming season.

Broad City has been nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for best comedy the last two years, with star Ilana Glazer also earning nominations for best actress. The series is easily one of the funniest (and raunchiest) comedies currently airing, leading to high expectations for season 3.

Broad City returns on February 17th, 2016.

Source: Comedy Central

Ted Raimi and Lee Majors join Ash Vs Evil Dead

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The cast of Ash Vs Evil Dead will expand in the show's second season. The first new addition is Lee Majors (Raising Hope), set to portray Ash's father Brock Williams. The second will be a familiar face for fans of the Evil Dead films -- Ted Raimi. Raimi, who appeared in all three original Evil Dead films, will be playing Ash's childhood best friend Chet Kaminski.

The show's recently announced second season will feature the return of Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless as Ashley Williams and Ruby, respectively. The 10-episode season is expected to air sometime in 2016.

Source: Starz

Syfy Renews The Magicians

Syfy recently renewed The Magicians for season 2. The hit series, based on Lev Grossman's novel of the same name, stars Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student chosen to attend Brakebills college for Magical Pedagogy. At Brakebills, students learn to become magicians, but Coldwater and the other new students soon learn that the fantastic world of magic isn't as optimistic as children's stories have told. It's not long before a malevolent entity from another world, known as The Beast, enters the school and poses a threat to all of the students.

The Magicians has enjoyed a successful debut on Syfy, averaging 1.7 million viewers per episode. The series is doing especially well among younger audiences, with the 18-34 demographic growing with each episode. Additionally, prior to its television debut, the first season was made available digitally from January 8 to January 25, drawing 6.7 million viewers in that time (though there's no indication all 6.7 million viewers watched the show to completion).

The Magicians airs on Syfy on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Source: Syfy

Silicon Valley season three teaser

HBO has released the first teaser for the upcoming third season of Silicon Valley. The Emmy-winning comedy examines startup culture and the pitfalls of trying to build a company among fierce competition and ceaseless innovation. The third season will deal with the fallout of the season two finale, when Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) lost control of his company Pied Piper.

The series stars Middleditch alongside T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, and Amanda Crew. For those who can't wait for the April premiere of season 3, check out Firefox co-founder Blake Ross' spec script for the new season.

Silicon Valley season three premieres on HBO on April 24th, 2016.

Source: HBO

Veep Season Five Teaser

HBO has also released a new teaser for Veep season 5, the Emmy-winning comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer, the former U.S. Vice President who becomes president after her predecessor steps down. Season 4 saw Meyer running for another term, only to be stalled by an unprecedented tie in the electoral college between herself and Senator O'Brien (Brad Leleand).

The fifth season looks to be just as chaotic as previous seasons. With showrunner Armando Iannucci no longer involved with the series, there was a question of whether the show could retain its high quality. The teaser, though brief, seems to indicate it's business as usual for the cast and crew of Veep.

Veep returns to HBO on April 24th, 2016.

Source: HBO

Starz orders The White Princess

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The White Princess, the long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed miniseries The White Queen, has finally received a greenlight from Starz. The series tells the story of England's War of the Roses, but from the perspective of the women involved at the time. The White Princess sees the conclusion of the war, along with the rise of the House of Tudor through the marriage of Princess Elizabeth of York and King Henry Tudor. Their union is an attempt at peace, but when her missing brother and heir to the crown Richard is rumored to be alive, Elizabeth must choose between her husband and her family.

Emma Frost, who wrote The White Queen, will return to serve as showrunner on the eight-episode limited series. The series is adapted from Philippa Gregory's novel of the same name, as well as some of The Cousins' War book series. The White Queen was a co-production between Starz and BBC, but the show didn't prove successful for the BBC. As such, the sequel is moving forward at Starz without BBC's involvement.

Source: Deadline

Maya Rudolph and Martin Short variety show greenlit

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NBC has given the greenlight to a new variety show, co-hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. The series has been in the works since The Maya Rudolph Show, a primetime special event, aired back in 2014. Saturday Night Live creator and producer Lorne Michaels, who previously worked with both Rudolph and Short on SNL, is on board as an executive producer. Matt Roberts and Erin David (Late Show With David Letterman) will also serve as producers.

The series is tentatively titled Maya and Marty in Manhattan. The air date and number of episodes NBC has ordered is currently unknown.

Source: Deadline

Netflix Releases first Flaked trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming series Flaked, starring Will Arnett. The series follows Chip (Arnett), a recovering alcoholic and self-help guru living in Venice, California. Drama unexpectedly enters into his life when he falls for the same woman that his best friend Dennis (David Sullivan) is pursuing romantically. Netflix describes the series as "a dry, slice-of-life comedy."

The series is written by Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). Flaked sees Arnett team up once again with Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz, who serves as executive producer of the series. Arnett's relationship with Netflix also continues to grow, as the actor reprised his role as Gob Bluth in the Netflix-produced Arrested Development season four and voices the titular character in the Netflix original Bojack Horseman.

Flaked launches on Netflix on March 11, 2016.

Source: Netflix

Master of None season two coming in 2017

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