TV News Roundup: Keke Palmer Joins Scream, Disabled Representation, and MoreTV News Roundup: Keke Palmer Joins Scream, Disabled Representation, and More
In the TV news today is Keke Palmer joining the rebooted third season of Scream, more representation studies, and new Dynasty promos. TV News Roundup: Keke Palmer Joins Scream, Disabled Representation, and More

Bonnie Hunt has joined upcoming Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora. Joining a cast that includes Patricia Arquette and Benicio del Toro, she’ll be playing Catherine Leahy Scott, the New York State Inspector General who headed up the investigation into the escape of prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat.

The Ruderman Family Foundation has conducted a study of disabled representation on television, with 95% of disabled roles going to non-disabled actors and FOX performing the best out of the broadcast networks.

A study from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that people ages 60 and older made up only 9.4% of television speaking roles, despite making up 19.9% of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. census.

The rebooted third season of Scream has cast Scream Queens alum Keke Palmer as Kym, a no-nonsense social activist.

Great News has added Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live) in a guest role for its upcoming second season. She’ll be playing Jessica, one of Katie’s old friends who traded in her single city life for a husband and kids in New Jersey. 

Netflix is prepping its first Polish language series with director Agnieszka Holland (Treme). The eight episode series is set in a world where the Iron Curtain never fell.

Rob Corddry (Mom) has joined Hulu’s Locke & Key pilot. He’ll be playing Duncan Locke, the Locke children’s loyal but unsuspecting uncle.

In development news:

The CW is developing The Viagra Diaries, an adaptation of the acclaimed Barbara Rose Brooker novel of the same name. The series centers on a woman who, after her husband has a mid-life crisis at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years. 

E! is developing One of Us Is Lying, an adaptation of the bestselling Karen M. McManus mystery thriller. The series follows what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, everyone has secrets to hide, but how far they would go to protect themselves drives the story.

ABC is developing We Can Do Better, a southern family comedy from Last Man on Earth executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The series centers on a soccer mom who deals with her newly “woke” life in the south as a parent, wife, American citizen, and daughter of hard core conservative parents.

FOX is developing an untitled medical drama centered on Charlie Foster, a hyper-charismatic doctor who travels the world in search of the most innovative new medicines, all while he and his team tackle the most challenging, unique medical cases from their special hospital wing in Cambridge, MA.

CBS is developing Murder, a remake of the BBC miniseries of the same name. Shot like a true crime documentary, the series would journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt or innocence for themselves.

From around KSiteTV’s affiliates:

Check out some screencaps from a new Flash season four trailer. 

NBC has released a new preview for this season of Chicago PD.

The CW has released two new promos for its upcoming reboot of Dynasty.

Starz has released another preview for The Girlfriend Experience season two.

NBC has released a new promo for this season of The Blacklist.

Amazon has released the first trailer for upcoming found footage horror drama Lore.

Shilo Adams

Shilo Adams is a contributor to KSiteTV who has written for the likes of TVOvermind, ScreenFad, and TVHackr. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @sda0918.

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