TV Tidbits: Whitney Cummings Gets Canceled, Jason Ritter Moves on From ‘Parenthood’

Jason Ritter Friends & Family

Minus One for Team Cyr: Uh-oh, fans/shippers of the Mark & Sarah pairing on ParenthoodJason Ritter has been cast as the lead in Fox’s comedy pilot Friends & Family, an American adaptation of the hit British comedy Gavin & Stacey. Ritter will play Gavin in the single-cam comedy, opposite the yet-to-be-cast Stacey. [TVLine]

We Didn’t Mean It: Yikes — Whitney Cummings‘ E! talk show, Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings — has been canceled. The show premiered in November, with the last episode airing on Feb. 6. For those keeping track, her sitcom Whitney is still on the air. #SixSeasonsAndAMovie [EW]

He’s Awake!: Hey, we never said we were above cheesy puns. Jason Isaacs, who recently starred in the canceled-too-soon drama Awake, has landed the lead role in CBS’ The Surgeon General. The pilot will center on Dr. John Sherman (Isaacs), who plays the most powerful doctor in the nation, AKA the Surgeon General. That’s a whole lotta patients. [Deadline]

Killer Premiere Date: NBC’s new series Hannibal is joining the Thursday night lineup, filling the canceled Do No Harm‘s spot. Bryan Fuller‘s long-awaited TV adaptation will premiere April 4 at 10 PM ET/PT. A contemporary take on the characters from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon novel, Hannibal focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his mentor Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). [Twitter]

About a Boy‘s Girl: Minnie Driver has just joined NBC’s Jason Katims-produced single-camera comedy pilot, About a Boy. She will play the female lead opposite Bent‘s David Walton. The show is about the relationship between a man-child (Walton) and the young boy who moves in next door. [TVLine]

Who’s That Girl… It’s Zooey! Zooey Deschanel has just launched a production company with her Hello Giggles website partner Sophia Rossi, and it has already inked a two-year deal with 20th Century Fox. Deschanel and Rossi will develop new projects for the studio. [Deadline]

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