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News Roundup: 'Lost' Producers Working on Fairy Tale Series, CBS Names Judges for Paula Abdul's Dance Competition and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 13th 2010 6:45PM
Damon LindelofFormer 'Lost' executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are teaming up for a new fairy tale series. Sound cool? It gets better.

According to Ausiello Files, Kitsis and Horowitz will be joined by Damon Lindelof as a consultant. The duo are prepping a pitch for ABC Studios. Details are scarce, but the report indicates the proposed series will have a female lead.

In other TV news ...

CBS has announced the judges for Paula Abdul's new dance competition. Abdul will be joined by host Andrew Günsberg of 'Australian Idol,' choreographer Travis Payne and singer/dancer Kimberly Wyatt. [Live Feed]

ABC is developing a series based on 'Romeo & Juliet.' The series is a retelling of the classic Shakespeare tale, but unlike past attempts, this show would be set in Renaissance times. Catherine Hardwicke is in talks to direct. [Deadline Hollywood]

Craig Ferguson and 'Half & Half' writer Yvette Lee Bowser are developing a comedy project at CBS. 'Roz,' follows a single mom who has to support her extended family. [Variety]

'Numb3rs' star David Krumholtz will guest star on 'Law & Order: SVU.' Krumholtz will play a professor and he described the role as "intense." [TV Guide]

Fox has picked up a script for a "reverse 'Three's Company.'" The script from Liz Meriwether is about a young woman who moves in with three immature guys in New York City. [Live Feed]

Wayne Knight will guest star on ABC's 'The Whole Truth.' The 'Seinfeld' star will play a judge in the same episode featuring 'Lost' veteran Harold Perrineau. [TV Guide]

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I am guessing that the fairy tale show is the comic book "Fables." I hope I am right. It is one of the best comics out there right now.

October 13 2010 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Craig Ranapia

I'd hope so, but if that was the case what would Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz be "pitching"? I'm just assuming ABC has decided Willingham's edgier tone -- and the very expensive FX work that would be required to realise things like The Farm -- isn't going to work. Until I hear otherwise, I'm just assuming that 'Fables' is going to die in development hell.

October 14 2010 at 2:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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