Viceland Announces: What Would Diplo Do? Starring James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek is set to play a fictional version of DJ Diplo in Viceland’s first scripted TV show.

According to Deadline, the actor, known for roles in Dawson’s Creek and The Rules of Attraction, will headline What Would Diplo Do? as well as write, executive produce and act as showrunner. The Grammy award-winning musician will also produce for the Vice-owned channel.

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“The show doesn’t take itself too serious, but it’s not cynical,” Van Der Beek said. It’s been described as a “collection of parables” that can be likened to Louie and This is Spinal Tap.

“I’ve enjoyed deconstructing my own image quite a bit over the years, but to have the chance to do it with a global megastar like Diplo who’s letting us to do something fun and ridiculous that few people have the balls to allow is crazy,” said Van Der Beek, who played himself in sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. “To get to work with this creative team within a Viceland aesthetic is fun on a whole new level.”

The show will also be overseen by film-maker Spike Jonze, who acts as Viceland’s co-president. It stems from a concert promo starring Van Der Beek called Day in the Life of Diplo.

“When James was in the office a few weeks ago, he told me the storylines he had sketched out, they were, of course, funny; one even got me emotional, which made it that much more funny,” Jonze said. This idea has gotten inside James which makes me really excited to see what he makes and happy to have it on our channel.”

‘Atlanta’ Takes Home Two Golden Globes

FX’s critically acclaimed “Atlanta” has won the Golden Globe for best television series comedy in its first year of eligibility.

The win continues a five-year streak of first-time nominees taking the prize, following Amazon’s “Mozart In the Jungle” (a first-time nominee in its second season) and “Transparent,” Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and HBO’s “Girls.”

“Atlanta,” created by and starring “Community” veteran Donald Glover, is the first FX series to ever land a nomination in the category. It triumphed over a formidable slate of nominees including “Mozart,” “Transparent,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” and HBO’s “Veep.”

“This is incredible,” Glover said in disbelief. “I want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta, for real. For being alive and being amazing people.”

Since its Sept. 6 bow, “Atlanta” has emerged as one of the strongest new contenders on the small screen awards scene, landing key nominations from the Producers Guild and Writers Guild in recent weeks and was the only half-hour series besides “Veep” to crack AFI’s top 10 TV list.

The series also ranked as the best reviewed new show of the year on Metacritic, and topped Variety critic Sonia Saraiya’s picks for the best TV of 2016.

TV Shows Returning Fall 2017

It has begun! The exciting, sometimes heartbreaking, time of the year when TV shows are either given the green light for a new season or axed forever — until the reboot eventually gets underway in 2036. The CW announced a bushel of renewals in January, including a 13th season of Supernatural, plus new seasons for all its superhero shows. Take a look to see what fates have been decided, and if the show you’re looking for isn’t on this list yet, check our 2016 scorecard.

What’s Been Renewed

The CW

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  • Supergirl: The DC show was handed an early season three renewal.
  • The Flash: The speedster will return for a fourth season.
  • Arrow: Oliver and his merry band of vigilantes will come back for season six.
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season three is on the way.
  • Jane the Virgin: Jane will return for season four.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Golden Globe-winner is coming back for season three.
  • Supernatural: And finally, the Winchester brothers will be back for a 13th round.
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What’s Been Cancelled

Disney Channel

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Jamie Foxx and Jay Pharoah Are ‘White Famous’

In the wake of a Hollywood brawl that landed him all over the internet, Jamie Foxx got some good news Monday; Showtime announced it’s producing “White Famous,” based on Foxx’s experiences in show business.

The series will be written by Tom Kapinos, following his seven-season run on the David Duchovny-starring “Californication,” Variety reports.

Jay Pharoah will star as the main character, who, as his star is rising, must figure out how to maintain his credibility as he crosses over toward becoming “white famous.”

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Meanwhile, Foxx, who will appear in a recurring role on “White Famous,” got into a scuffle Saturday at the West Hollywood restaurant Catch, allegedly attacked by a patron who thought his party was too loud.

TMZ reported that a witness saw someone lunge at the actor and pin him down, before Foxx freed himself and put the attacker in a choke hold.

The altercation apparently began, according to TMZ, when a man yelled at Foxx’s party: “You don’t want to mess with me. I’m from New York,” and a comedian at Foxx’s table responded, “F— you, I’m from Oakland!”

Both parties were asked to leave, but not before celebrities including Jerry Bruckheimer, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Bay and Nicole Murphy witnessed the situation.

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Last week, Foxx shared thoughts about his abilities on the defense front at the Los Angeles premiere of his movie “Sleepless.” On the red carpet, he said he’s the papa bear when it comes to daughters Annalise, 7, and Corinne, 22, People reports.

The reason for his protective instincts: “I know there’s guys out there. I used to be on the other side,” he said.