Dylan McDermott Confirms Casting In Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ Netflix Series, Says January Jones Will Play His Wife
DEADLINE – Dylan McDermott has confirmed he’s been cast in The Politician, Netflix’s upcoming comedy series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan starring Tony winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen).
In an interview with Sirius XM, McDermott also revealed Mad Men alumna January Jones will play his wife. Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source close to the project, it revolves around the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in. Murphy will direct the pilot for The Politician, described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
The project hails from Fox 21 TV Studios under Murphy’s overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. Its packaging was guided by Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden, a longtime Murphy collaborator who oversees the studio.
Hi January fans! I’ve added screen captures of The Last Man on Earth‘s finale episode, 4×18 – “Cancun, Baby!”
Unfortunately FOX has cancelled their three best comedy shows. The Last Man on Earth has officially been cancelled. I would just like to mention… thank you to the Last Man cast and crew for an awesome four years full of weirdness and laughter!
VARIETY – “The Last Man on Earth” has been canceled after four seasons at Fox, Variety has confirmed.
From writer-producer Will Forte and directors-producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, “The Last Man on Earth” centered on a small group of survivors of a deadly virus. It starred Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series was executive produced by Forte, Lord, Miller, Seth Cohen, Erik Durbin and Tim McAuliffe.
Fox has also canceled “The Mick” after two seasons.
The single-camera dysfunctional family comedy followed Kaitlin Olson as the titular Mickey, a woman stuck raising her spoiled niece and nephews after their parents are arrested for defrauding the IRS. Sofia Black-D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Carla Jimenez and Scott MacArthur also starred.
The series was created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin. They executive produced the comedy alongside Olson, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst and Scott Marder. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Finally, Fox has canceled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” after five seasons.
The comedy series set in the 99th precinct of the NYPD starred Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.
From writers, creators and executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the series originally premiered in September 2013 and earlier this year hit its 99th and (the more traditional milestone of) 100th episodes. Universal Television is sure to shop “Brooklyn” to other buyers, with NBC and Hulu as logical options
The series was produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions and executive-produced by Goor, Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici.
Fox previously renewed “9-1-1,” “Empire,” “Star,” “The Resident,” “The Gifted,” “The Orville” and “The Simpsons” for the 2018-19 television lineup. The network has also ordered new dramas “The Passage” and “Proven Innocent” to series, as well as a new comedy entitled “The Cool Kids.”
Screen captures of The Last Man on Earth episode, 4×17 – “Barbara Ann,” have been added to the gallery. Make sure to watch the season finale on Sunday at 9:30/8:30c on FOX!
Screen captures of the recent Last Man on Earth episode (4×15 – “Designated Survivors”) have been added to the gallery.