News Briefs: The Killing Might Be Reanimated by Netflix or DirecTV

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... AMC's trash is another network's trash. Wait, is that how the saying goes? The Killing, canceled by AMC last month, may have a second shot at life thanks to show-savers DirecTV and Netflix. Both are rumored to be interested in picking up the murder mystery for a third season. However, their names come up any time a show is canceled so let's all keep our pants on until something is official. [TV Line]

... VH1 has renewed Single Ladies for a third season. This wouldn't happen if the show could just meet a nice, honest guy. [VH1 via press release]

... Spike TV has renewed Bar Rescue for a third season of 20 episodes. If you haven't seen the show, it's about a guy who goes into bars and yells at the owners until they change their entire business model. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Syfy is developing a remake of the late-'70s U.K. sci-fi show Blake's 7. The original followed space criminals who broke out of space prison and flew around the galaxy in space ships space-fighting space aliens and space humans to become space heroes. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CBS is breaking its own mold and developing a single-camera comedy from The Big C creator Darlene Hunt. The untitled project follows a 30-something woman who rejects her boyfriend's marriage proposal because she's scared of leaving the single life. Oh so when a woman does it, it's comedy but when a man does it it's because he's scared of commitment and a whore?!?!? Fight fight for men's rights! [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has ordered a pilot for The High Life, a single-camera comedy about a female recovering alcoholic who struggles to stay dry from all the stress of motherhood and work. It's being written by Paul Reiser's cousins. Do what you will with that information. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Writer Kay Cannon (30 Rock) has a pilot commitment from Fox for a single-camera comedy. The series would be a workplace comedy set in the offices of a national NFL pregame show and feature a central female lead. In other words, IT'S 30 ROCK WITH MORE FOOTBALL. [Deadline Hollywood]


... Chloe Sevigny, who I just saw tuck her penis in on Hit & Miss, has joined the cast of IFC's Portlandia. She'll play Fred and Carrie's roommate. [EW]

... Canadian superstar singer Justine Bieber will lend her voice to The Simpsons in an upcoming episode playing herself. [EW]

... Terrence Howard will guest star on CBS' Hawaii Five-0 as part of flashbacks that detail Danny's life as a Jersey cop. Look for the Iron Man star in an October episode. [EW]


... NCIS: LA's LL Cool J beat the cheese out of some guy who tried to break into his house this morning. Mr. J broke the burglar's nose and jaw while defending his house. Meanwhile, I hear that Chris O'Donnell hides under the covers when the wind blows hard. [TMZ]

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