TVLine Items: Will Forte Joins Tina Fey’s Four Seasons, Debate Ratings Drop and More

You could say that comedy is Will’s Forte.

The actor is the latest to join Netflix’s The Four Seasons, a series adaptation of the 1981 film starring Alan Alda and Carol Burnett. The movie followed three middle-class couples vacationing together across the different seasons. It was previously adapted into a show for CBS in 1984, which only lasted one season.

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Hailing from Tina Fey, Lang Fisher and Tracey Wigfield, the Netflix series — produced by Universal Television — will begin production later this year. Previously announced cast members include Fey, Steve Carell, Colman Domingo, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Erika Henningsen.

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* A total linear audience of 51.3 million watched the first presidential debate on Thursday night, across CNN and all simulcasting networks, down 30% from Biden and Trump’s first face-off in September 2020. Fox News led the pack with 8.82 million viewers, followed by CNN’s 8.75 mil and ABC’s 8.7 mil.

* Lorraine Toussaint, who currently stars opposite Queen Latifah in CBS’ The Equalizer, will be a series regular in Prime Video’s The Better Sister, Deadline reports. The series delves into the awful events that drive a wedge between Chloe (Jessica Biel) and her sister (Elizabeth Banks) and ultimately bring them back together.

Toussaint will play Catherine Lancaster, a New York publishing giant and Chloe’s forward-thinking boss. An agreement between Amazon, ITV and CBS has allowed the actress to juggle both Equalizer and Better Sister.

* Hulu has released a new trailer for the animated series Hit-Monkey, whose second season will premiere Monday, July 15:

* The HBO doc FAYE, which examines the life and career of legendary actress Faye Dunaway, will debut Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m., and stream on Max. Watch a trailer:

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