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Marc Cherry Preps 'Hallelujah,' ABC's Heidi Jones Arrested and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 15th 2010 1:20PM
Marc CherryCan Marc Cherry do for faith what he did for the suburban housewife? The 'Desperate Housewives' creator is at work on a new series, 'Hallelujah,' based on a small town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil.

According to Variety, things change in Hallelujah, Tenn. when a stranger comes to town and brings in peace, justice and faith.

Cherry has been with 'Desperate Housewives' since its launch in 2004 and is contracted until 2013, but the stars are only signed until the end of this season. The creator also has a two-year deal with ABC.

In other TV news ...

WABC weather anchor Heidi Jones was arrested for filing a false police report. The weather anchor, who regularly fills in on 'Good Morning America,' was charged with a Class A misdemeanor for filing a report that a man tried to rape her in Central Park. She faces up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine. [NY Post]

The first 'American Idol' promo poster has been released. Those new judges certainly seem happy. [EW]

A&E has ordered pilots for two hour-long dramas. 'Big Mike,' from Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV, follows a plus-sized detective with the San Diego Police Department. He's an ace detective with a crappy romantic life. The other project, 'Longmire,' is based on the 'Walt Longmire Mystery' novels by Craig Johnson, about a small-town sheriff. [Deadline Hollywood]

John Roberts is leaving CNN's 'American Morning' amidst a show revamp. A series of rotating anchors will fill his seat before a permanent one is named. [Hollywood Reporter]

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