Morning Briefing

The Walking Dead renewed

The Walking Dead has been renewed by the AMC network for a third season. The zombie drama’s second season has drawn record cable ratings in the US.

Hanks working on sports comedy

Tom Hanks is developing a new comedy series for HBO that will centre on a team of college athletes. Hanks will work alongside executive producer Gary Goetzman, who he worked on the likes of Band of Brothers and The Pacific with.

Elfman joins Damages

Jenna Elfman has been added to the cast of Damages final season. The actress will join Ryan Phillippe and John Hannah in the line-up, both of whom have major roles.

Presidential sitcom ordered

The NBC network has ordered a pilot for a new comedy about a US president. The sitcom, which is co-written by Modern Family writer Jason Winer, will focus on the president and his dysfunctional family.

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