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HBO Passes on Diane Keaton, Ellen Page Pilot, FX Orders 'Powers' Pilot and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 28th 2011 1:07PM
Diane KeatonIt appears Diane Keaton won't be making her TV series debut this season.

According to Deadline Hollywood, HBO passed on its Keaton-starring comedy series, 'Tilda,' loosely based on Deadline blogger Nikki Finke. The show would've followed a powerful but reclusive writer but fell apart despite high-profile names like Keaton, director Bill Condon and producer Alan Poul aboard.

Ellen Page and Jason Patric were also booked to co-star.

In other TV news ...

The latest in comic-to-TV-show news: FX ordered a pilot of 'Powers.' Based on the graphic novel series of the same name, the show follows "two homicide detectives who investigate cases of people with extraordinary abilities." [Entertainment Weekly]

Melissa Leo has apologized for dropping the F-bomb during her Oscars acceptance speech last night. The Best Supporting Actress's flub was the first F-bomb in the history of the Academy Awards. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Shonda Rhimes' previously untitled P.R. pilot has gotten a name and another lead actor. 'Damage Control,' as it's now called, will star Tony Goldwyn as the president. [THR]

NBC's fairy-tale procedural pilot 'Grimm' has booked two more actors. Russell Hornsby and Bitsie Tulloch will play the main character's police partner and girlfriend, respectively. [Deadline]

'Cloverfield' star T.J. Miller has landed a lead role in the CBS pilot 'The Assistants.' He'll play one of four assistants to a big-time celebrity couple; the rest of the actors have not yet been cast. [THR]

Frances O'Connor and Kerry Bishe have also boarded pilots. O'Connor will co-star in Marc Cherry's 'Hallelujah,' while Bishe nabbed the lead in Fox's 'Iceland.' [Deadline]
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