ICYMI: Lena Dunham Wants ‘Girls’ Movie; Cast of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 9 Announced; Carol Burnett Close To Making TV Return; and More TV News

ABC has ordered the pilot of a new multi-camera sitcom from executive producer Amy Poehler called Household Name with comedy legend Carol Burnett to star. The show centers around a family who can only move into their dream home if they live with the actress who already resides there until her death. [TV Line]

ABC’s hit 80’s comedy The Goldbergs is getting a 90’s spin off, which will center around high school gym teacher Rick Mellor (Bryan Callen) — a Goldbergs’ regular — and another high school teacher who team up to act as father figures to their students. [TV Line]

Power couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have teamed up once again to sell a single-camera comedy called Amy’s Brother to FOX. The show will focus on an estranged brother and sister finding themselves under one roof again with her two kids, and is written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman (SNL) and Mitch Silpa (Bridesmaids). [Deadline]

In a partnership with New York Comedy Festival, Conan O’Brien and his late night show Conan will be returning to Harlem’s iconic theater The Apollo the week of November 7-12. [Deadline]

Syfy’s biggest guilty pleasure is returning for a fifth installment. Sharknado is going global with its stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, both of whom will be returning as their pseudo-iconic shark-battling characters Fin Shepard and April Wexler. [Deadline]

Logo announced the cast for season 9 of  RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is set to return with a “shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in Drag Race history” on March 9. [Entertainment Weekly]



Watch Einstein Play Lady Gaga On the Violin | ‘Genius’ SB51 Commercial With Geoffrey Rush


National Geographic releases their Super Bowl ad for Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein playing Lady Gaga’s hit Bad Romance on the violin. Genius follows Albert Einstein’s journey to becoming an iconic mathematician during WWII, and co-stars Emily Watson and Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight as J. Edgar Hoover. [Deadline]

A+E has partnered with National Women’s Soccer to bring women’s Saturday soccer games to Lifetime, which has not shown sports since it aired the WNBA 20 years ago, starting in April. [Hollywood Reporter


Just a few weeks away from the final season premiere of Girls, creator, director, writer, star Lena Dunham says the girls aren’t ready to say goodbye yet, so she’s pushing for a movie.  [Vanity Fair

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