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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Comments (12)

  • 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.

    Comment by Kaitlin – September 12, 2011 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As long as Fuller goes more with the “Manhunter” feel than “Red Dragon”, I’ll be happy.

    Comment by Andrew H. – September 12, 2011 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Tucker – September 12, 2011 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If you take out the hyphens, the URL (in part) reads: Hannibal hot in Cleveland

    Comment by Sam – September 12, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okaaaay. The “Two and a Half Men” opening credits is certifiably creepy. It’s a fast forward must.

    Comment by Jack – September 12, 2011 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was creepier when the kid morphed from the age he was when the show started to current age.

      Comment by EdTV – September 12, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS^^
      When Jake & Alan turn to look at the audience! SO CREEPY!

      Comment by Hannah – September 12, 2011 04:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A series based on Lecter really wouldn’t work (mini-series, maybe), but a series based on Clarice Starling’s exploits would be interesting.

    Comment by Kevin – September 12, 2011 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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..

    Comment by jason – September 12, 2011 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ashton’s face is going to give me nightmares!

    Comment by Susan – September 12, 2011 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel like any actor playing Hannibal after Anthony Hopkins would be a huge letdown.

    Comment by Cameron – September 12, 2011 09:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow this opening credits for Two 1/2 Men is just awful. What, did they just take one take and wrap?

    Comment by uhyeahright – September 17, 2011 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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