NETFLIX PICKS UP TINA FEY SERIES: Netflix has picked up the new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show was originally picked up by NBC for mid-season but Netflix snatched it up for launch in March. The network said in a statement, "When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series." Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper as a woman who starts over after escaping from a doomsday cult.
FOX MOVES 'GLEE' TO FRIDAYS: Fox has announced that the final season of Glee will air on Fridays. The last batch of episodes will kick off with a two-hour premiere on January 9th. The series finale will air on March 20th also as a two-hour episode.
'ZOOLANDER' SEQUEL ADDS PENELOPE CRUZ: Penelope Cruz has been added to the cast of Zoolander 2. Her role has not been revealed but she joins the returning actors from the first film including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and reportedly Will Ferrell. Justin Theroux wrote the script that Stiller will also be directing.
JULIA STILES TO APPEAR ON 'THE MINDY PROJECT': Julia Stiles has booked a guest-starring gig on an upcoming holiday-themed episode of The Mindy Project. Her character will be introduced in the episode airing December 9th where she takes an interest to Ike Barinholtz's nurse Morgan. She is also an old friend of Chris Messina's character, Danny.
SPIKE TV ORDERS 'LIP SYNC BATTLE': Spike TV is turning Jimmy Fallon's popular Lip Sync Battle segment from The Tonight Show into a game show. The series will go into production in January and is expected to debut on April 2nd, 2015. Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant will all perform on the first episode. They will also be executive producers on the show.