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Peter Gruber's Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain Production have inked a deal with Lifetime to develop six Nora Roberts romance novels into scripts, then choose four of them to produce as two-hour, $5 million TV-movies, says the Reporter. Previously, Lifetime reaped immense ratings success with adaptations of Roberts' Montana Sky, Angels Fall, Blue Smoke and Carolina Moon, starring the likes of Heather Locklear, John Corbett, Diane Ladd and Jacqueline Bisset. Shooting on the new quartet is set to begin in the fall with an eye on spring 2009 premieres.Nora Roberts fans, and I know you are out there: Which four books would you most like to see adapted for TV? MWM
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Reminder: CBS brings back Jericho, in repeats, this Friday at 9 pm/ET. Click here for the complete rebroadcast plan.... Johnny Sanchez and Anjelah Nicole Johnson join Mad TV this season as a series regular and for four episodes, respectively.... Raven-Symone reprises her role of That's So Raven's Raven on Disney Channel's Cory in the House Sunday at 8:30 pm. OK, I'll say it again: Raven.... Animal Planet's Meerkat Manor launches its new season on August 10.... A pair of Lifetime's Nora Roberts adaptations, Blue Smoke and Carolina Moon, are due out on DVd September 11.POLL: Who is reality-TV's meanest judge? Vote here.