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NBC Eyes Murder, She Wrote Reboot Starring Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Jessica Fletcher is back on the case!

NBC is developing a Murder, She Wrote reboot starring Octavia Spencer as an amateur detective who publishes a mystery novel, Deadline reports. Spencer will take over the role originated by Angela Lansbury in the series, which ran for 12 seasons beginning in 1984.

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Prime Suspect Reboot Finds Its Own Footing, Pulls Back on Sexism

Maria Bello, Prime Suspect

It's hard to imagine that a female TV detective in 2011 would face sexism — Mariska Hargitay's Det. Benson seems to be doing just fine on SVU — but NBC's reboot of the BBC's Prime Suspect will still show Maria Bello's Det. Jane Timoney taking some harsh criticism from her male peers.

NBC boss: SVU's Hargitay will remain in "every episode," Voice returns post-Super Bowl

The original series, which ran sporadically between 1991 and 2006, starred Oscar winner Helen Mirren as a female detective thriving in the world of male policemen in England. Producers say the sexism won't come off as strongly in the reboot. "Obviously it's... read more

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