TVLine Items: Pushing Daisies Creator Hungry For Hannibal, Just Shoot Me! Reunion and More!

Bryan Fuller is bringing the twisted mind of Hannibal Lecter to the small screen.

The Pushing Daisies creator is developing Hannibal, a one-hour drama for European film studio Gaumont’s newly created American production arm, reports Deadline.

The potential series would explore the early relationship between the famed psychiatrist and his young patient, an FBI criminal profiler who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Fuller will write and executive produce the pilot.

Additionally, Gaumont International Television is working with Tudors creator Michael Hirst on the six-hour miniseries Madame Tussaud. Both projects will be presented to content buyers at the MIPCOM trade show next month.

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

• TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland is staging a Just Shoot Me! reunion between Wendie Malick and Laura San Giacomo. Per TV Guide Magazine, San Giacomo will play the estranged, lesbian sister of Malick’s character. In other Cleveland casting news, producer Sean Hayes will make an appearance as a hand model, according to Vulture, and comic Sandra Bernhard and Today‘s Kathie Lee Gifford will also pop in on the third season, premiering Nov. 30, reports EW.com.

• Curious what Two and a Half Men’s opening credits will look like with Ashton Kutcher stepping in for Charlie Sheen? Wonder no more…

• Annie Wersching (24) will guest star on the new season of Hawaii Five-0 as the sister of a murder victim, TVGuide.com reports.

• Not enough Castle in your life? TNT will air an eight-hour marathon of the ABC series on Sept. 15. Season 4 launches the following Monday, Sept. 19, at 10/9c on the alphabet net.

• The CW is moving ahead with an adaptation of the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, produced by Gossip Girl‘s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and written by former Sex scribe Amy Harris, per Deadline.

• Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Lea Michele (Glee) and Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) have been added to the roster of Emmy presenters this Sunday, Sept. 18, per EW.com.

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12 Comments
  1. Kaitlin says:

    I’ve loved every show that Bryan Fuller has created, but this does nothing for me. If the show gets picked up I doubt I’ll watch.

  2. Andrew H. says:

    As long as Fuller goes more with the “Manhunter” feel than “Red Dragon”, I’ll be happy.

  3. Tucker says:

    They really need to just let Hannibal Lecter lie. Talk about driving a character into the ground.

    And, is it me, or is the new ‘Two and Half Men’ opening as creepy as the aforementioned doctor?

  4. Sam says:

    If you take out the hyphens, the URL (in part) reads: Hannibal hot in Cleveland

  5. Jack says:

    Okaaaay. The “Two and a Half Men” opening credits is certifiably creepy. It’s a fast forward must.

  6. Kevin says:

    A series based on Lecter really wouldn’t work (mini-series, maybe), but a series based on Clarice Starling’s exploits would be interesting.

  7. jason says:

    WHAT THE F**K….PLease tell me that Two & Half Men opening credits is not real??….that is horrendous..creepy..not funny..weird..i can probably think of more words….really do not like where this show is headed sorry..

  8. Susan says:

    Ashton’s face is going to give me nightmares!

  9. Cameron says:

    I feel like any actor playing Hannibal after Anthony Hopkins would be a huge letdown.

  10. uhyeahright says:

    Wow this opening credits for Two 1/2 Men is just awful. What, did they just take one take and wrap?