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TVLine Items: HBO Eyes Goldie Hawn Series, Dave Chappelle Denies TV Return, and More!

Goldie Hawn is the latest movie star to venture into the uncharted waters of television.

HBO is developing a new female-centric comedy series produced by Sex and the City creator Darren Star and starring Hawn, per Deadline. The series, titled The Viagra Diaries (not to be confused with Vampire), centers on Hawn’s character dealing with the late-in-life dissolution of her marriage.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• On Thursday, The Daily reported that MIA funnyman Dave Chappelle was plotting his return to TV on a paid subscription outlet like Netflix, Hulu, or Sony’s Crackle. However, the former Comedy Central star’s rep tells EW.com that it’s “absolutely untrue.”

• Showtime has unveiled another creepy new Season 6 Dexter promo, and this one seems to scream: “My wife’s gone! My kids are (kinda) gone! Let’s party!”

• Showtime has also partnered with Facebook and the American Cancer Society  for the “C” Yourself campaign to mark The Big C‘s return on Wednesday, June 27. All you have to do is head to the link above and upload a picture holding up your best possible “C,” and the cable giant will donate $5 to the charity. Plus, the most creative applicant will win a $5,000 prize.

• Bravo darling Bethenny Frankel is already said to be shooting her upcoming advice-based talk show, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Fellow daytime gabber Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly involved in developing the project.

• And now for today’s most unsurprising piece of news: CBS has ordered a 20th installment of its Emmy-winning Amazing Race, set to bow in spring 2012. It was reported last month that host Phil Keoghan had signed a deal with the reality staple for “several more years,” so a TAR pickup was inevitable.

All My Children alumna Elizabeth Rodriguez has joined NBC’s new drama Prime Suspect as a series regular, per Deadline. Rodriguez will star opposite Maria Bello as another female detective trying to make it in a male-dominated New York precinct.

* In other casting news, Deadline reports that former Off the Map star Caroline Dhavernas has scored the lead in the USA Network pilot Over/Under. She’ll play the photographer wife of a gambling addict. Meanwhile, FX’s graphic novel offshoot Powers has cast Just Go With It‘s Bailee Madison as an “otherworldly young girl” raised by a stepfather with his own set of powers.

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  1. Danielle H. says:

    Love me some Goldie!!!

  2. Gerald says:

    Here’s to hoping Dexter season 6 is better than the last one….
    I’m happy for Goldie and her new show sounds promising

  3. Lorie says:

    If Goldie’s on a show, I’ll watch it.

  4. Sam says:

    Are the networks just now figuring out that Caroline Dhavernas is a hot commodity? Took ’em long enough.

  5. Tego Livi says:

    Goldie “charted the waters” of television about 43 years ago, but it will be nice to have her back. Hope it works out. I think it’s funny that her son Oliver has flopped several times as a lead, but is pretty funny (and relatively successful) playing a moron on Rules of Engagement, harkening back to Goldie’s ditzy days on Good Morning World and Laugh-In.

  6. le says:

    yay for Goldie but i hope they change the title of the show. It may sound funny but it has the eww factor for me. Sex and the City title had a touch of raciness, but not the eww factor. Still would watch Goldie anyway, but for ratings it might be better.

  7. Mekisha Hale says:

    Love all the choices of shows that “Showtime” show “Dexter” looks and sounds that it’s going to be a great season. Can’t wait for the season to start. NBC’s show “Prime Suspect” sounds good. But I guess because “Law & Order” L.A. didn’t work,maybe this show might have a chance to becoming a hit.