The CW has bought a legal dramedy, Deadline reports.
Legal Aid follows a first-year law associate whose life is upset when her father — a big TV star two decades ago — joins her firm. Jonathan Abrams is writing with Tyler Mitchell, Jason Smilovic, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Robert Luketic executive-producing. Luketic, (The Ugly Truth) will also direct the pilot.
With a title like Murder on Pleasant Drive, you can just tell that this Lifetime movie (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET) is going to delve into something twisted. Based on a harrowing true story, Murder stars The Practice's Kelli Williams as Deanna Whelen, a single mom whose own mother mysteriously vanishes from her New Jersey home shortly after she begins dating a man named — get this — John Smith (read more
Bend It Like Beckham's Gurinder Chadha — who is already attached to helm an I Dream of Jeannie movie — is close to inking a deal to direct Jennifer Lopez, Luke Wilson, John Travolta and Shirley MacLaine in the big-screen Dallas. She would replace Robert Luketic, who dropped out due to "creative differences" (read: "J.Lo as Sue Ellen?! I'm Audi.").