James Roday Rodriguez Developing “Good Serial” Series at 20th Century Fox Television

James Roday Rodriguez is feelin’ Good

The 44-year-old Mexican American actor and Psych star, who recently changed his stage name, has teamed up with frequent collaborator Todd Harthan on Good Serial, a darkly twisted, genre mashing comedy project.

James Roday

It has been set up at 20th Century Fox Television, where The Resident showrunner Harthan is under an overall deal.

Written by Roday Rodriguez and Harthan, Good Serial is centered on a trio of roommates, bonded by tragedy, who become vigilantes serving cold dishes of revenge in the spirit of Dexter and Three’s Company.

As a writing team, Roday Rodriguez and Harthan, previously collaborated on the feature films Gravy(2015), directed by Roday Rodriguez, and Skinwalkers (2006) as well as the Treehouse episode of Hulu’s Into the Dark anthology (also directed by Roday Rodriguez).

Additionally, Roday Rodriguez and Harthan worked together on the long-running USA Network dramedy series Psych, starring and produced by Roday Rodriguez, where the duo wrote multiple horror-themed episodes over the four seasons Hartahan worked on the show as consulting producer and co-executive producer.

“Todd and I have been horror hounds since we were kids. The genre feels more fluid than ever and this was an opportunity to take another unorthodox swing,” Roday Rodriguez said.

Roday Rodriguez stars in the ABC drama A Million Little Thingsfor 20th Century Television sibling ABC Studios and in Peacock’s Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, which he also co-wrote and executive-produced. He also has directed multiple episodes of The Resident.

Fox Renews Ortiz’s Drama Series “Rosewood” for Second Season

Everything’s coming up Rosewood for Jaina Lee Ortiz

Fox has given a second season pickup to its freshman drama Rosewood, starring the 29-year-old Puerto Rican actress and dancer.

Jaina Lee Ortiz

The series stars Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., a private pathologist working in Miami, Florida, in high demand with law enforcement.

Ortiz portrays Det. Annalise Villa.

Rosewood, from Temple Hill and 20th Century Fox Television, was created by Todd Harthan. It’s executive-produced by Harthan, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Richard Shepard served as director and executive producer on the pilot.

“With Rosewood, creator Todd Harthan has put a fresh, playful spin on the procedural format, infusing it with wit and warmth, while Morris, Jaina and the show’s gifted supporting cast have turned in fantastic performances,’ said Fox’s David Madden

Rosewood averages 7.8 million total viewers across platforms.

Ortiz to Star Opposite Morris Chestnut in Fox’s Untitled Todd Harthan Drama Pilot

Jaina Lee Ortiz is ready to see dead people…

The Puerto Rican actress has been cast as the female lead opposite Morris Chestnut in Fox’s untitled Todd Harthan drama pilot.

Jaina Lee Ortiz

The closed-ended procedural, written by Harthan and directed by Richard Shepard, centers on Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (portrayed by Chestnut), a gifted, charismatic private pathologist who can read living and dead bodies like a book.

Ortiz, a newcomer out of New York, who got her break when Chris Carter cast her in his Amazon pilot The After, will play Karissa Villa, a former NYPD detective who recently moved back to Miami and ends up helping Dr. Rosewood.

Roday to Direct the Dark Comedy “Gravy”

James Roday is psyched about his next project…

The 37-year-old Mexican-American actor, who currently stars on USA’s Psych, will direct the dark comedy film Gravy.

James Roday

Co-written by Roday and Todd Harthan, the film follows a group that descends on a Mexican cantina on Halloween with a taste for more than what is on the menu.

This isn’t Roday’s first time behind the camera. As well as starring on Psych, Roday has written and directed a number of episodes of for the long-running USA series.

Gravy, which has just started shooting in LA this week, stars Sarah Silverman, Michael Weston, Jimmi Simpson, Sutton Foster, Gabourey Sidibe, Paul Rodriguez, Gabriel Luna and Ethan Sandler.