Trade Roundup: Steve Martin, Friday Night Dinner, Save Me, Michael Patrick Jann

Steve Martin’s second book is being made into a movie starring Amy Adams. Object of Beauty is about an entrepreneur who “flies from New York to Russia to Washington D.C. to scout and buy art, steals a cherished family painting, and sleeps with and disposes of several men, including one who becomes a famous artist.” Ooh la la, sounds stylish. No Muppets in this one.

Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub have joined Greg Daniels’ remake of the British Friday Night Dinner. Presumably they will play C.J. Cregg and Adrian Monk, who have married in the years since their respective shows have ended and share a very tidy and press-friendly household.

The State and Reno 911! alum Michael Patrick Jann will direct Fox’s pilot El Jefe, which follows a 30-something who’s kicked out of his parents’ house and “moves in with his cleaning woman’s family since he had nowhere else to go.” The conflict-inducing places of residence for unemployed 30-somethings on TV, they just never stop coming.

NBC’s god-channeling comedy Save Me has hired Alexandra Breckenridge and Michael Landes, joining lead Anne Heche. There’s got to be some joke here about channeling God and viewers not changing the channel if this show is good, right? Channel humor is rich, guys. You work it out.

Trade Roundup: Steve Martin, Friday Night Dinner, Save […]