News Briefs: BSG Creator Ronald D. Moore Has a New Show In the Works

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BUSINESS TIME

... Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore has enjoyed only middling success since his Syfy classic went off the air, with the spin-off Caprica lasting a single season and other pilots failing to make it to series. But Moore has a new project in the works with Outlander, based on a series of novels by author Diana Gabaldon. The book follows a married WWII nurse who steps back in time to 1743 Scotland, where she marries a Scottish warrior and gets embroiled in a passionate love affair. Sounds like... something that Moore shouldn't be writing? [Deadline Hollywood]

... CMT grew out its mullet a little further today with the announcement of four new series. You'd think that Redneck Intervention would be a show where people stop their friends from being too red in the neck, but it's the opposite; instead, rednecks try to get their friends to return to their redneck roots. I'm so watching this when it starts on September 15. Chainsaw Gang is a reality show about chainsaw artists, Full Metal Racket centers on the owners of a gun range in Kentucky, and Rock Raiders is about two guys who dig through flea markets for music memorabilia. [CMT via press release]

... Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is pondering bringing his canceled series to Broadway. [TV Line]

... Need more Guy Fieri in your life? GSN has acquired the off-network rights to Minute To Win It, the game show that has people attempt difficult tasks, such as be in the same room as Guy Fieri, for cash. [GSN via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Fringe's Kevin Corrigan (who also played Professor Professorson on Community) has joined Fox's upcoming The Mob Doctor. He'll play a mobster on the show that stars Jordana Spiro as a surgeon who moonlights as... The Mob Doctor. [EW]

... NBC will air something called Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special on July 25. Apparently it's a clip show of Fallon's music sketches from his late-night talk show for people who don't know how to use the internet. [NBC via press release]


IMPORTANT BABY-NAMING NEWS

... We're halfway through the year, so let's check in on the popular baby name trends! Game of Thrones fans are having sex and having babies, and there's proof because hot baby names include Arya and Theon. I am planning on naming my unborn Nymeria Cleftjaw Drogo. What a beautiful name! [Huffington Post]


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