" Martin Scorsese and The Departed cast member Mark Wahlberg are exec-producing an HBO drama series based on Nelson Johnson's book Boardwalk Empire, about the development of Atlantic City.

" Borat director Larry Charles is returning to broadcast television, having inked a two-and-a-half year, mid-seven-figure deal with ABC Television Studio. Charles, whose recent TV credits include Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm, will write and direct a range of projects, including scripted and "hybrid" (gas-electric?) comedies, and possibly even animation.