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Pilot Season: NBC Orders Hannibal Straight to Series; Also Picks Up Notorious

Bryan Fuller

NBC has given a series order to Hannibal, an adaptation of Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon, from Pushing Daisies' Bryan Fuller.

The contemporary thriller... read more

Pilot Season: CBS Picks Up Comedy Pilot from Louis C.K., Spike Feresten

Louis CK

CBS is getting in business with Louis C.K.

The network has ordered an untitled comedy pilot written and executive-produced by the Louie star and Spike Feresten. The project centers on... read more

Lifetime Nabs Eric Stoltz for Modern Love

Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz has been cast as the lead in Lifetime's dramedy pilot Modern Love, Deadline.com reports.

The series, from Sex and the City's Jenny Bicks, is based on a series of columns published in The New York Times. Stoltz will star as... read more

Lifetime Orders Modern Love Pilot

Jenny Bicks

Lifetime has ordered the pilot Modern Love, based on a series of columns published in The New York Times. The project centers on newspaper science editor Simon McElvane, who must balance his collapsing marriage while raising an adopted 15-year-old daughter. He's then given the job of editor of the newspaper's "Modern Love" column, giving him the opportunity to learn more about life and love.

The show will weave in stories... read more

NBC in Bed With Inception-Style Pilot

Inception

NBC picked up four additional pilots Thursday, including three comedies and an Inception-style thriller that explores dual realities.

REM, a twist on the typical crime procedural, centers on a police detective who's involved in a traumatic car accident and then wakes up in two fractured realities. The project follows his simultaneous and parallel lives with his broken family. As the title suggests, the Rapid Eye Movement sleeping state may have something to do with the cop's split perceptions. Warner Bros.' Oscar-nominated film Inception played with the idea of manipulating and controlling one's dream state.

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Ira Steven Bahr Named Alphas Showrunner

Ira Steven Behr

Star Trek vet Ira Steven Behr has been named executive producer and showrunner of Syfy's upcoming series Alphas, according to Deadline.

Alphas stars David Strathairn as the eccentric leader of a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental abilities. Known as Alphas, they tackle cases that... read more

Lauren Conrad Returns to MTV for Third Reality Series

Lauren Conrad

MTV just can't let go of Lauren Conrad, the girl next door from Laguna Beach who became a tabloid fixture and the network's biggest star with the advent of The Hills.

Conrad announced Friday that she will soon be... read more

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