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Claire Danes Contemplates Return to TV, 'Teen Mom 2' Gets New Cast and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 17th 2010 11:30AM
Claire DanesClaire Danes has mostly stuck to movies for the past 15 years, but the actress could once again grace our TV screens.

The former 'My So-Called Life' star is in talks to star in a new Showtime pilot, according to TV Guide. Danes would play a CIA agent investigating a U.S. Marine who went missing during the invasion of Baghdad in 'Homeland.'

Earlier this year Danes won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries Emmy for her portrayal of award-winning author Temple Grandin in the HBO biopic about the autistic animal husbandry expert.

In other TV news ...

Dylan Walsh will go from plastic surgeon to FBI agent. The former 'Nip/Tuck' star is set to play the lead in a new Washington, D.C.-set FBI procedural. CBS just ordered a script. [Deadline]

'Teen Mom 2' will follow new cast members who are being featured on the current season of '16 and Pregnant.' The MTV reality show is also filming with original stars Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood. 'Teen Mom 2' will premiere on Jan. 11. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The former 'Survivor' producer accused of killing his wife while on vacation in Mexico was arrested yesterday. Bruce Beresford-Redman is now in federal custody and awaiting extradition. [E! Online]

AMC is expanding into reality television with a new series about boxing. The show will follow boxing trainer Freddie Roach and his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. [The Live Feed]

Bravo has given the greenlight to 'Rocco's Dinner Party,' a series featuring celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. Four chefs will create a menu and setting based on a DiSpirito-chosen theme. [Variety]

Playboy TV will roll out 'TV for 2,' a programming slate aimed toward couples. The three new shows produced for the slate will begin rolling out in January. [Deadline]

Chris Wallace will stay at Fox News until at least 2012. The anchor of Fox News Sunday just signed a new multi-year deal with the cable news network. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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