CBS’ NCIS is posied to be the first procedural to acknowledge Osama bin Laden’s death by throwing its hat into the “ripped from the headlines” ring.
An NCIS source tells New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog that even though production has wrapped for the season, the show’s Powers That Be plan to digitally insert a red stripe across Bin Laden’s headshot on the squad room’s “Most Wanted” wall. The updated terrorist diss will appear in one of this season’s final three episodes, so keep an eye out.
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• Lifetime has renewed Army Wives for a 13-episode sixth season. Additionally, the cabler has greenlit Modern Love, a pilot based on the titular New York Times column. The Big C executive producer Jenny Bicks will claim showrunning duties on the new series.
• Multi-hyphenate Ryan Seacrest is working with his production company to develop a new music series for NBC. The concept of the potential show is still being fleshed out, says The Hollywood Reporter, but Seacrest assures that even if he was named host, said project would not be a competitor of his current employer, American Idol.
• Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island) is thisclose to landing the female lead in Aaron Sorkin’s buzzy cable news-set HBO pilot, More As This Story Develops, Deadline reports. Marisa Tomei was previously said to be in talks for the part.
• Mark your calendars: Fox’s annual Teen Choice Awards is set to air Sunday, August 7 at 8/7c.
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