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Connie Britton Might Join 'The Event,' Bravo Renews 'Work of Art' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 12th 2010 6:30PM
Connie Britton'Friday Night Lights' star Connie Britton is in talks to join NBC's freshman drama 'The Event.'

According to Deadline Hollywood, producers are actively wooing the Emmy-nominated star. The recurring role in development is that of a senator's wife who sets out to prove herself worthy of his seat when he unexpectedly dies.

Britton is the first choice for the role. The actress spent five years as Tami Taylor on the critically-acclaimed 'Friday Night Lights.'

In other TV news ...

Larry Wilmore may be going from senior black correspondent on 'The Daily Show' to sitcom star. Wilmore has sold a pitch to NBC that would see him as the father of a family who become the subjects of a British documentary. [Live Feed]

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TLC ordered a new reality series called 'Bama Belles.' The one-hour series will premiere Dec. 6 and follow the everyday activities of rural Alabama women. [Variety]

Bravo ordered a second season of 'Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.' The reality series features contemporary artists vying for a solo exhibition. [TV Guide]

'CSI' showrunner Carol Mendelsohn has sold a legal drama CBS. 'The Rainmaker' follows a lawyer who must learn to balance his hectic career with being a single parent after his wife dies. [Live Feed]

Fox is developing a sitcom based on the tabloid Weekly World News. The comedy is being penned by John Aboud and Michael Colton. No word on whether Bat Boy will make an appearance -- we can only hope. [TV Guide]

Starz has picked up 'Noir,' an assassin drama from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. The project is based on an anime of the same name. The show will follow two female assassins that must work together until they discover their mysterious link. Too bad Lucy Lawless is working on 'Spartacus,' but that won't stop us from dreaming of her reuniting with Renee O'Connor on this project. [Live Feed]

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