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Jonah Hill Will Morph Into a 7-Year-Old Cartoon Character

Toon Time: Jonah Hill will join the likes of Seth MacFarlane and Matt Groening when he brings his very own cartoon sitcom to Fox. The show will center on a 7-year-old rich kid who acts and talks like an adult. When he’s forced to attend public school, little richie rich is not pleased. Hill will write and provide voice-over work for the show, but because it’s on network TV he won’t be able to use that awesomely blue vocabulary, which leaves us a little torn. Steal this show, HBO! [Variety]

Depression Nation: Showtime has ordered the pilot for an American adaption of Shameless, a long-running British drama about pain and sorrow. William H. Macy has signed on to play the alcoholic father in a large, dysfunctional family, which will live in Chicago for this American version. Having a TV show about a screwed-up family set in their city is terrible news for all those Chicagoans who thought they’d finally shed the Rosanne legacy. Alas. [Variety]

Downer: Clive Owen and Catherine Keener are teaming up for Trust, a David Schwimmer–directed drama about a sexual predator and the effects his behavior has on his family. Owen and Keener will play the parents of a 14-year-old girl who meets someone online, only to discover that it’s an adult posing as a teenager. Fingers crossed for a Chris Hansen cameo. [Variety]

Bros Before Everyone: Summit Entertainment has snagged We Love You from South Park and Parks and Recreation alum Alan Yang. The story is about two friends who find out they’re dating the same woman and get into a big ol’ mess trying to solve that problem. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as a “bromantic comedy,” which is all the recommendation your cousin Jake needs. [THR]

Cleveland Rocks: From the “stuff you knew would happen but wished wouldn’t” file comes news that The Cleveland Show will be back for a second season. Fox had already picked up 13 episodes for next season, and is now picking up the back 9 of the highest-rated new scripted series of the fall. Jonah Hill thinks this is great news. [Live Feed]

Jonah Hill Will Morph Into a 7-Year-Old Cartoon Character