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News Roundup: Michael Cera to Write, Produce FX Comedy, NBC Delays 'School Pride' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 25th 2010 6:10PM
Michael CeraMichael Cera and Derek Waters are teaming up to develop a new comedy called '13th Grade' for FX.

According to Variety, Waters, the man behind the 'Drunk History' series of videos, is attached to star in the project about a high school graduate who gets dumped by his girlfriends because he's content with being in the limbo between childhood and adulthood.

Cera, Waters and writer Emily Kapnek will executive produce the series. Cera is co-writing the script with Paige Gullivan, one of the creators of the pitch.

In other TV news ...

NBC has pushed the 'School Pride' premiere back until Oct. 15. In the show's Friday spot, NBC will air two-hour installments of 'Datline.' [Live Feed]

Is a Billy Joel getting a tribute episode on 'Glee'? Maybe. The music legend gave consent to the hit show to use his music and creator Ryan Murphy has shown interest in such an episode. [Zap2It]

Nick Stoller, director of 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall,' is returning to TV. The scribe and director has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to write a new comedy project that will be shopped around in the coming weeks. He'll also executive produce. [Deadline Hollywood]

Stephanie Jacobsen of 'Melrose Place and Naoko Mori of 'Torchwood' have joined Syfy's 'Three Inches.' The pilot features ordinary people who receive lackluster super powers. [Deadline Hollywood]

Simon Miller has been cast as George Lockwood on 'The Vampire Diaries.' Miller's character may conspire with Katherine. [Zap2It]

Footballer and former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Chad Ochocinco will appear on VH1's 'Basketball Wives.' Ochocinco will film scenes as the love interest of Evelyn Lozada. [Eurweb]

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