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October 3, 2015


Hannibal Lecter TV Series In the Works, TBS Buys Conan O'Brien Comedy Pilot & More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 12th 2011 7:00PM
Bryan FullerHannibal Lecter: TV star? Maybe, just maybe.

According to Deadline, 'Pushing Daisies' creator Bryan Fuller is at work on a one-hour drama series about the famous cannibal. 'Hannibal' will focus on Lecter's relationship with a young FBI profiler named Will Graham. Lecter's foil Graham is haunted by his knack for empathizing with serial killers. Fuller is executive producing with Martha De Laurentiis, producer of 'Hannibal,' 'Red Dragon' and 'Hannibal Rising.'

The 'Hannibal' project is part of the recently launched Gaumont International Television, run by NBC's former had of drama, Katie O'Connell. In addition to 'Hannibal,' the company is working on 'Madame Tussaud,' a six-hour miniseries from 'The Tudors' creator Michael Hirst.

Over in comedy land, TBS has ordered a pilot from Conan O'Brien. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the multi-camera comedy follows a centers a family man who leaves his day job and returns to his childhood neighborhood. While at home, the character reunites with his old best friend. O'Brien will serve as an executive producer.

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A-Team movie has almost come together

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 11th 2009 3:02PM
The A-Team MovieI love it when a cast comes together, except this one.

Joe Carnahan's cast for the big screen A-Team remake has three out of the four main team members cast and is awaiting confirmation on the fourth.

So far, Liam Neeson has been confirmed to play Hannibal, Bradley Cooper has been fingered for Faceman, and mixed martial arts and UFC fighter Quentin "Rampage" Jackson will play B.A. The director has approached but not yet confirmed Sharito Coplay to play Murdock, debunking rumors that Jim Carrey, Robert Downey, Jr. or Woody Harrelson would be the team's fourth man.

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BET gets first scripted comedy, orders up new shows

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 19th 2007 1:02PM

somebodiesBET is debuting its very first scripted series, a comedy about black slackers.

I think that means it's a comedy about black people who make slacks, but I'm not certain. I assume "black pantsers" sounds too close to "Black Panthers," and they didn't want anyone to confuse it with that particular organization.

Okay, the real story is that Somebodies is a new sitcom that will be taped in Atlanta, Georgia and will premiere sometime in October, though BET prez Reginald Hudlin said the network will wait until the major networks announce their fall lineups before a timeslot for Somebodies is chosen, which is a wise move for a smaller network like BET. The series is being executive produced by Pete Aronson and Warren Hutcherson of The Bernie Mac Show and will focus on a group of University of Georgia grads trying to decide what to do with their lives. How the ten episodes that have been ordered will develop from that point remains to be seen, but I maintain that the friends could easily go into business for themselves making slacks:

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The Daily Show: January 25, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 27th 2006 10:57PM
TDSBush's buddies in Washington continue to support the wire-tapping across the nation. The team includes Karl "The Maestro" Rove, Dan "Sweetlips Johnson" Bartlett, Dick "The Dick" Cheney, and Alberto "The Consiglieri" Gonzalez. Their main defense? Explaining how much of a pain it is to get warrants. Nice work, boys. 

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