News Briefs: CBS Has Not Forgotten Unforgettable

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ATTRACTIVE REDHEADS WITH AMAZING MEMORIES NEWS

... Attractive-redhead-with an-amazing-memory Carrie Wells may continue solving cases with her amazing memory and attractiveness. CBS is currently in discussions to bring back its procedural Unforgettable after canceling the show this past spring. The idea would be to bring it back for a 13-episode summer run next year. Unforgettable was a bubble show, and after it was canceled by CBS it was shopped to TNT and Lifetime, both of which expressed interest. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... FX has ordered a pilot for Bronx Warrants, a comedy from producer Denis Leary. The show would follow a group of warrant detectives who chase down perps with outstanding warrants and get paid on a case-by-case basis, making them essentially bounty hunters. Let's work on that title, Denis. [Deadline Hollywood]

... More Comic-Con news: Dexter has been added to Thursday's bill. Along with Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, new cast member Yvonne Strahovski will attend the Q&A.; But you know what I'm excited for? The first trailer for Season 2 of Homeland, which will premiere immediately after the Dexter panel. Shameless will also attend the 'Con, on Saturday in the Indigo Ballroom. [Showtime via press release]

... MTV is airing a special "Retro Mania" block weekdays from 9am to noon, featuring episodes of Laguna Beach, The Hills, and Daria. Festivities begin with Laguna Beach on June 25. MTV might want to update its dictionaries, though, as The Hills ended two years ago and doesn't quite fit the "retro" bill. [THR]

... A & E's surprisingly entertaining Duck Dynasty will be back for a second season of redneck fun. The network has ordered 26 new episodes of the reality show, which follows the Robertson family in Louisiana as they maintain their very successful duck-call business. [A & E via press release]

... Tim Roth (Lie to Me, Mr. Orange) has officially signed on to Knifeman, a new TV project from brilliant weirdo David Cronenberg. The drama, which was previously announced... oh... many months ago I think, follows a self-taught surgeon who is obsessed with figuring out how the human body works. The series does not yet have a home, but production house Media Rights Capital has already ordered a full season of it, so it should end up somewhere. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Remember that TNT pilot Scent of the Missing I've been telling you about intermittently over the last year or so? The one about a bunch of female K-9 unit officers and their dogs? Starring Tricia Helfer and Summer Glau? The one we all thought would never actually work as a TV show? Well it didn't work as a TV show. TNT has passed on it. Will someone please make some Summer Glau jokes? Because I certainly can't. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Bristol Palin's new Lifetime reality show Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp debuted last night and its numbers were nothing but suck. The first episode drew a paltry 726,000 viewers, well below what Lifetime expects from a series premiere. The show followed—I mean follows, I'm getting ahead of myself here haha but not TOO far ahead of myself—Sarah Palin's daughter and her toddler son Tripp as they do whatever it is she does nowadays. It's probably a bit early for Tripp to learn that his mother is a talentless coattail rider, but he's going to find out eventually. Yes Tripp, your mommy lost more than 50 percent of her Dance Moms lead-in! Coochie-coo! [Deadline Hollywood]

... TBS is sticking with its strategy of recycling the hits. The network, which once made a very wise investment in picking up The Big Bang Theory's reruns for $1.5 million per episode, has scooped up off-network syndication rights to 2 Broke Girls for $1.7 million per episode, setting a new record. Look for it in 2015 once the show has amassed enough episode to even be in syndication. And yes, the show will almost certainly be around until at least 2015. [TBS via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Emilie de Ravin is buying drinks next time you see her. The former Lost star ("my baaaaaby!") has been bumped up to regular-cast-member status on ABC's Once Upon a Time for the upcoming second season. In the story-book drama, the Aussie actress plays Belle from the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Congratulations, Emilie! I always thought you were the third cutest chick on Lost after Kate and Hurley. [TV Line]

... NBC is thinking about cutting Ann Curry from the Today show. What's your favorite kind of curry? And who is your favorite Ann(e)? Yellow Thai and Raggedy for me! [NY Times]

... 90210's Lauren London is joining BET's The Game for Season 6. She'll play a former child actor who's starring in a new show. [TV Line]


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