TVLine Items: Lifetime Plans Royal Wedding Movie, and Other TV News to Know

We Americans love our royal family romances, so why not make Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials into — a Lifetime original movie?!

It’s true! William & Kate, the story of the young couple’s modern day fairy tale, will begin production February 10 and stars Nico Evers-Swindell as the prince. The role of Kate is still being cast.

Here’s a roundup of today’s other TV news you need to know:

• Buster Bluth has a new gig! Deadline reports that Tony Hale is set to co-star in an upcoming HBO comedy pilot, Veep. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is already tied to the project.

• Colin Quinn’s Jerry Seinfeld-directed Broadway show, Colin Quinn Long Story Short, is being made into an HBO special, per the New York Times.

Leverage lovely Beth Riesgraf will appear in an upcoming episode of NCIS as an “infamous online gamer,” per TV Guide.

• It’s a West Wing reunion. EW.com reports that Bradley Whitford will stop by his former co-star Mary McCormack’s In Plain Sight during its fourth season.

Lonestar‘s Mark Deklin joins Hawaii Five-0 for a few episodes as a nemesis for Scott Caan’s Dano this February, says E! Online.

• Mark Burnett’s Today-style series for OWN has been scrapped, per The Hollywood Reporter. The mega-producer’s wife Roma Downey was set to act as host the show.

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