ICYMI: ‘Game of Thrones’ Plans Movie-Length Episodes; Mahershala Ali To Take On ‘True Detective’; John Carpenter Teams Up With Syfy; & More TV News

HBO and Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali are in early talks of him taking on a starring role in the third installment of True Detective. [Deadline]

 

NBC cancels The Carmichael Show amid star Jerrod Carmichael announcing exit. [Variety]

 

FOX developing a new singing competitions after ABC confirms reboot of American Idol to compete against NBC’s The Voice. [Variety]

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is set to have six episodes but it’s likely those six final episodes will be extended to 80-plus minutes each. [Deadline]

 

MTV’s Teen Wolf will premiere it’s final season on July 30. [Variety]

 

Creator-writers Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland announced season 3 of Rick and Morty will premiere July 30 on Adult Swim. [Deadline]

MTV’s Super Shore is taking over the Italian coast for its third season. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

HBO announces Vice Principals will return for its second and final season on September 17. [Deadline]

 

Viceland releases the first trailer for their first scripted series What Would Diplo Do? with James Van Der Beek starring as a fantastical version of the world famous DJ. [Deadline]

 

Selma Blair had signed on for a recurring role in Heathers, a series based on the 1988 cult classic, which will debut on Paramount Network next year. [Hollywood Reporter]

 

Horror film icon John Carpenter is teaming up with Syfy for Tales For A Halloween Night, a scripted anthology based on Carpenter’s graphic novels. [Hollywood Reporter]