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Omar Miller Joins 'CSI: Miami' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 29th 2009 1:13PM
Omar MillerOmar Miller books 'CSI: Miami,' Jenny Slate keeps her 'SNL' gig, 'Pushing Daisies'' Barry Sonnenfeld lands a new deal with ABC and ABC Studios and more of today's top TV headlines.Omar MillerOmar Miller ('8 Mile') has landed a regular role on 'CSI: Miami.' Previously cast as a guest star, Miller will play art theft specialist Walter Simmons, who joins Horatio's (David Caruso) team after working the night shift. Miller's role begins Oct. 5. [Hollywood Reporter]

Jenny Slate'SNL''s Jenny Slate may be having the worst week ever, but at least she'll be able to keep her job. NBC has confirmed that Slate will continue working on the long-running variety series, despite dropping the F-bomb during a sketch on Saturday. From now on, the F-word she should keep top of mind is "FCC." [EW.com]

Barry Sonnenfeld'Pushing Daisies' fans rejoice: Barry Sonnenfeld is reportedly finalizing a new two-year deal with ABC and ABC Studios. The new deal will allow Sonnenfeld to direct a pilot for ABC during pilot season, and continue working on his high-concept multi-camera project for ABC/ABC Studios, about a suit that turns a mom into a "supermom." [Hollywood Reporter]

Wizards of Waverly Place'Wizards of Waverly Place'
continues to work its magic on the Disney Channel. The network has just extended the third season of the Emmy-winning program for eight episodes, bringing its grand total to 86 episodes this season. Clearly, Disney is under its spell. [Hollywood Reporter]

Mark Burnett CBSCraig Wright ('Dirty Sexy Money') and Mark Burnett ('Survivor') are teaming up to develop a new project for CBS. The untitled drama series will be about a lawyer who's given a second chance at life after he is involved in a near-fatal car accident. The kicker: The offer comes from the ghost of his ex-wife. No word on whether they'll enlist help from 'Ghost Whisperer''s Jennifer Love Hewitt. [Hollywood Reporter]

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