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OWN Drops Mark Burnett Daytime Talk Show, Gloria Allred Gets Courtroom Series and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 26th 2011 11:40AM
Mark BurnettMark Burnett isn't getting his OWN show. Well, one of his OWN shows.

According to Variety, the Oprah Winfrey Network has shut down a daytime talk show that was being developed by reality guru Mark Burnett.

OWN executive Christina Norman made the decision, saying the network is focusing more on its primetime slate of programing. The talk show was going to have multiple hosts, similar to 'The View' and 'The Talk.'

This isn't the end to Burnett and OWN's partnership. Burnett is executive producer on 'Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star.'

In other TV news ...

Gloria Allred has gotten her own courtroom TV show. The lawyer to the stars will serve as judge in 'We the People With Gloria Allred,' set to debut in syndication and cable this fall. [Hollywood Reporter]

Sonya Salomaa will guest star on 'Supernatural.' The 'Watchmen' actress will play a tough angel named Rachel. [TV Guide]

Two 'Project Runway' spin-offs are in the works. Besides the previously reported 'Project Runway: Accessories,' 'Project Runway: Masters' is being developed. The new project will pit professional designers against each other. [Entertainment Weekly]

NBC has ordered a pilot from Oscar-winner Stephen Gaghan. 'S.I.L.A.' is described as a drama like Gaghan's 'Traffic,' following the world of crime, law and politics in Los Angeles. [Deadline Hollywood]

Fox is looking to laugh with two more family-based comedy pilots. The network has ordered 'Council of Dads,' about a dying father who enlists his friends to help raise his daughters and 'Family Album,' a show about a family's summer vacation. [Deadline Hollywood]

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