The Three Stooges co-star Chris Diamantopoulos will join Arrested Development on the show’s new home on Netflix. He will appear in at least three episodes. The actor, who was on NBC’s Up All Night last season, also is set to appear on NBC’s Community and Fox’s Goodwin Games this season. He will also be seen on the big screen next year in the Dito Montiel-directed Empire State alongside Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson and in Black Marks with Matt Damon and Kurt Russell. Diamantopoulos is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.
It feels like the window for picking up broadcast pilots has shrunk over the past few years. The network used to start slowly after the holidays, focusing almost entirely on drama pilot orders in January before moving to comedy in February. And here we are at the end of January, with the networks almost done with their picks after juggling both drama and comedy orders from the get-go. I hear done for the season are CBS drama, NBC comedy and Fox drama (with the possible exception of an off-cycle order to action drama Hieroglyph.) Of course, there is always the chance for a last-minute hot spec like the Joe Port-Joe Wiseman-Steve Levitan comedy, which hit the marketplace yesterday.
The $2 million question remaining at NBC is the Eric Kripke/JJ Abrams drama Revolution, the last big piece on the NBC slate still in limbo. The thriller, which has a production commitment, went through a rewrite and is yet to get a green light, which is surprising given the fact that it carries a massive $2 million penalty rolled over from Abrams’ project at NBC last year.
Another project from A-list auspices with a big commitment attached to it is eying what could be the last comedy slot at Fox, Goodwin Games, from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays & Craig Thomas and the show’s EP Chris Harris.