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Report: Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel in the Works

Mrs. Doubtfire

Everyone's favorite '90s nanny may be suiting up again.

Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire, with Robin Williams reprising his role as a divorced father who disguises himself as a Scottish nanny to spend more time with his children, according to The Hollywood Reporter. read more

Ned Vizzini, TV Writer and Author, Commits Suicide at 32

It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini inset

Ned Vizzini, who penned the popular young adult novel It's Kind of a Funny Story and wrote shows such as Teen Wolf, died Thursday in New York, Variety reports. He was 32.

The New York City medical examiner said he had... read more

CBS Cancels Dating Show 3 After Just Two Episodes

3

CBS has given 3 the deep six. The dating show will be replaced next week with repeat dramas in the Sunday 9 p.m. time slot until The Good Wife returns on Sept. 30.

It was a quick demise for 3, which just debuted in its regular Sunday time slot two days ago (after a preview on Thursday, July 26). But the show posted one of (if not the) lowest premiere ratings ever for a... read more

Pilot Season: CBS Picks Up Three Drama Pilots, Including One from The L Word Creator

Ilene Chaiken

CBS has green-lit three new drama pilots, including one from The L Word's Ilene Chaiken.

Chaiken's Quean follows an edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl who teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes. (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in America?) Joel Silver will serve as executive producer alongside Chaiken.

Pilot Season: CBS picks up a Super Fun comedy, and a detective drama

The... read more

For Its Next Reboot, CBS Develops New Take on The Rifleman

Chuck Connors

Classic black-and-white western The Rifleman could be blasting its way back onto primetime, with director Chris Columbus and CSI vet Carol Mendelsohn on board.

CBS is developing a new take on the 1958 series, which famously starred Chuck Connors as 1880s-era sharpshooter Lucas McCain. The updated version will center on Civil War vet McCain as he... read more

At the Movies: Chris Columbus Takes a Thief?

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Chris Columbus is in talks to helm The Lightning Thief, a family fantasy based on the first novel in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and concerning a boy who discovers he descends from a Greek god.... Eric Bana is a librarian who involuntarily juts to and fro in time and Rachel McAdams is the woman he falls in love with in The Time Traveler's Wife.... Writer-director Gideon Raff (The Killing Floor) is remaking 1980's Terror Train.... The soundtrack for Shrek the Third finds Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas dueting on Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You" and Fergie covering Heart's "Barracuda." Also on the May 15 CD: Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" and Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die." read more

Jason Isaacs: More Than a Bad Brother

Jason Isaacs, Brotherhood

When Jason Isaacs first comes on the phone, he mentions that he is covered in blood. Sounds like an interesting — but not atypically brutal — moment is in the works for Showtime's Brotherhood (Sundays at 10 pm/ET), where he plays prodigal hoodlum Michael Caffee, MIA for seven years and now back home in Providence, Rhode Island, to reclaim his turf, all the whole trying not to sully his legislator brother's political profile. But it turns out that Isaacs — whom you know from such film fare as The Patriot (he popped Mel Gibson's son) and the Harry Potter series — has his hands dirty for a diffe read more

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