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Jennifer Lopez Developing New Reality Talent Competition Show, 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' Renewed and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 21st 2011 1:30PM
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez has her own talent competition series in the works, reports Entertainment Weekly. 'Que Viva' would see the star and her husband, Marc Anthony, scouring Latin America for undiscovered musical superstars.

There's no network set for the projects, but 'American Idol' producer Simon Fuller is on board. Of course, his involvement leads to the question of whether or not Lopez will continue as a judge on 'Idol' next season. She's only signed on for this year, but most reviews of her performance on the show have been positive.

In other TV news ...

'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' has been renewed for a third season. The show will continue through 2012. [EW]

HBO is producing Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 'A Visit From the Goon Squad' as a TV series. The book follows the lives of a group of characters who meet in San Francisco's '80s punk rock scene. [Deadline]

Disgraced memoirist James Frey will appear on 'Oprah' again. It'll be his first appearance on the show after the talk show host laid into him in 2006 for faking details in his former Oprah Book Club pick 'A Million Little Pieces.' [NY Post]

New episodes of 'Absolutely Fabulous'? It's true -- Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will play their boozey alter-egos Patsy and Edina in three new episodes of the cult British hit. They'll film later this summer. [THR]

The final series regular has been added to TNT's 'Dallas' reboot. Cuban actress Marlene Forte will play the Ewing family housekeeper. [TV Guide]

Kelsey Grammer's new show, 'Boss,' is officially going into production. Stars has ordered eight episodes of the series, which stars Grammer as a sinister Chicago mayor. [Deadline]

BBC America announced premiere dates for two new series. 'Outcasts' will debut on Sat., June 18 at 9PM, and 'Bedlam' will arrive Sat., Oct. 8 at 9PM ET. [THR]

Wanna see an animated Jack Donaghy? Check out the first animated '30 Rock' webisode below. [EW]

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