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NBC Orders Magic Pilot from Ron Moore, ABC Casts First 'Charlie's Angels' Lead and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 20th 2011 10:30AM
Ron Moore'Battlestar Galactica' mastermind Ron Moore has received a pilot order from NBC for '17th Precinct,' an ensemble police drama set in a world ruled by magic.

Stop. You had us at Ron Moore, then you throw in magic!? We're so there.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the project described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" follows a police squad in the fictional town of Excelsior.

In other TV news ...

Annie Ilonzeh has landed an angelic role in ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' reboot. The 'General Hospital' star will play Kate, a smart, athletic ex-cop who just so happens to be a martial arts expert. No word on the other two Angels. [Deadline Hollywood]

Sheila Kelley has landed a key role on 'Gossip Girl.' Kelley, who was recently seen on 'Lost,' will play Carol, Lily's sister. Illeana Douglas was cast, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [TVLine]

Jonathan Banks will play Jay's brother on 'Modern Family.' The 'Wiseguy' actor will appear in late February or March. [TVLine]

Ready for a flea market reality show? No, well, you should get ready! The National Geographic Channel is filming a show tentatively titled 'Fleaman,' about a flea market veteran. [Houston Press]

Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara' are among the TV shows nominated for GLAAD awards. 'True Blood,' 'Glee,' 'Greek,' 'Pretty Little Liars' and 'Grey's Anatomy' have also received nods. For a full list: [Deadline Hollywood]

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