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TNT's programming slate includes a drama starring Eric McCormack, projects from John Wells and Mitch Albom and a TNT Tuesday Night Mystery, while TBS hopes to build on its "Very Funny" motto with The Wedding Band.
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Pushing Daisies by Justin Stephens/ABC
The new ABC series Pushing Daisies will get an advance screening at this year's New York Television Festival on Sept. 6, at the New World Stages in midtown Manhattan. The sneak peek will be followed by a reception with the show's cast and creators. (To order tickets, visit NYTVF.com and click on "Box Office.") Otherwise, catch Pushing Daisies on ABC Oct. 3, at 8 pm/ET.Speaking of ABC, premiere dates have been set for the TV-movie adaptations of Mitch Albom's For One More Day (Dec. 9) and A Raisin in the Sun (Feb. 25, 2008, aka the day after the Oscars).
Michael Imperioli by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
Emmy winner Michael Imperioli is set to star alongside Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn in the ABC TV-movie Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day, about a despondent former baseball star who is magically granted a 24-hour reunion with his deceased ma.... A&E's Ridley and Tony Scott-produced four-hour adaptation of The Andromeda Strain now counts Ricky Schroder, Eric McCormack, Andre Braugher and Benjamin Bratt among its cast, says Variety.... Charles S. Dutton will direct and star with Elizabeth Peña in Racing for Time, a Lifetime pic inspired by the true story of Noel Chestnut, a prison guard who created a sports program for hard-core female juvies.
The third book of Mitch Albom's to be adapted by ABC (following Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie), For One More Day is being developed as a two-hour "Oprah Winfrey Presents" movie event, to shoot in July and premiere in December. Albom will pen the teleplay and exec-produce, says Variety, while Lloyd Kramer, who helmed Five People, will direct.