HBO picked up two series - the Linda Bloodworth-Thomason one-hour comedy, 12 Miles of Bad Road and the half-hour drama, In Treatment from Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Noa Tishby.
Lily Tomlin stars in 12 Miles as the matriarch of a wealthy Texas family whose real estate business and absurd wealth complicate the simplest family matters, says The Hollywood Reporter. Gary Cole, Mary Kay Place, Katherine LaNasa, Kim Dickens, Eliza Coupe, Leslie Jordan, Ivana Milicevic, David Andrews, Sean Bridgers, Texas Battle and Cameron Richardson also star in 12 Miles of Bad Road.
As far as In Treatment, the cable network ordered 40 episodes of the show based on the Israeli drama; that pushes the series total up to to 45, the same number as its predecessor. It centers on a therapist (Gabriel Byrne) who is calm, smooth, insightful and nonconfrontational with his patients but turns into a testy, self-doubting individual full of barely concealed anger when he is a patient seeing his own shrink. Joining Byrne in the show are Embeth Davidtz, Mia Wasikowska, Dianne Wiest, Blair Underwood and Melissa George.