George Costanza is Getting Dramatic

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... Jason Alexander, best known as the neurotic George Costanza from Seinfeld, is working on a new project for CBS. But unlike Alexander's last projects, this one won't be a comedy. The untitled project would see him playing a former TV star who transitions to a detective. Because we all want to see Jason Alexander being serious. [Variety]

... James Franco is on top of the world right now. He's earning rave reviews for 127 Hours, preparing to host the Oscars with my girlfriend Anne Hathaway, and is expected to earn a Best Actor nomination. So what does he do? He goes back to work on General Hospital, where he recently played an arc as a serial killer. He'll appear on the soap in February. That's so crazy. No wait, it's cool. Ahh man, I can't even tell anymore. [TV Guide]

... Want to see a 20-minute preview of Showtime's upcoming series Shameless, starring William H. Macy as an alcoholic who does a horrible job of raising his family? Of course you want to see an uplifting story like that! Showtime will air a sneak peek at the show after the Dexter season finale on December 12. [Multichannel]

... Buy stock in Netflix now! The DVD rental service is getting closer to ruling all of television, as it has signed a deal with ABC/Disney to air some of its TV programs just 15 days after they air on television. It's only a matter of time before Netflix gets programs before they're even created. [CNET]

... Former Veronica Mars and Party Down creator Rob Thomas has sold a new show to The CW; Beautiful Strangers follows young thieves who are hired by the FBI as informants. Elsewhere, Fox has purchased the project The Danger List, about a doctor who investigates "medical abuses, crimes, and conspiracies." [The Live Feed]

... Uh oh, it's almost awards season. Ugh. Here's what the Writers Guild of America is honoring: 30 Rock, Modern Family, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and more. [LA Times]

... Fringe is moving to Fridays even earlier than expected. Fox will assign the awesome sci-fi show to the graveyard shift starting January 21 instead of January 28. Does that mean it will get canceled earlier, too? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Tosh.0 (yay!) is returning Tuesday, January 11 for its third season. Now go do something stupid on the internet and be famous! [Comedy Central via press release]

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