TVLine Items: Body of Proof Plots Casey Anthony-Inspired Ep, PaleyFest Dates and More!

Well, that was quick.

Body of Proof is plotting a Casey Anthony-inspired episode, and the ABC crime drama is bringing in the big guns to fictionalize the now infamous case.

Per, Marcia Gay Harden (Damages) will play a Nancy Grace-like talking head covering the trial, while Rita Wilson (The Good Wife) will play the young defendant’s mother. The episode is slated to air in January. first reported the casting news.

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

• The Paley Center for Media’s 29th annual PaleyFest is set to take place in Beverly Hills March 2-14, and will feature panels from Mad Men, Modern Family and FX’s breakout hit American Horror Story. Additional series showing at the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

• Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Peri Gilpin (Make It or Break It) will play a pair of bickering sisters in a January episode of Grey’s Anatomy, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• Aussie actor Lachlan Buchanan has landed a guest spot on Pretty Little Liars, per Zap2it. The Blue Water High star will play a boy named Duncan on the ABC Family series — yet another guy who may know a thing or two about Alison’s death.

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• TLC has ordered Geek Love, a speed-dating reality show that takes place at nerd-centric events, reports.

• Speaking of out-there new series, MTV has ordered an Appalachian-set reality show, titled Buck Wild, TV Guide Magazine reports.

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  1. tahina says:

    Marcia and Rita, must see tv! Yeah, it didnt take long, but wonder how they will work it around to make it look so like the real case and how the little angel really died!

  2. Bobbie Zarda says:

    I hope that Nancy grace is not shown in a bad light I watch the woman and have for years. As to the case of Casey Anthony she called it as it was and is. Cindy should not be portrayed as a grieving grandmother she list that right. I really hope you do justice for the little girl who lost her life in the care of her so called mother and the ignorance of the grandmother. Please do not twist it for shock we have had enough of that from the verdict. I pray you listen and feel the hurt coming from millions of people.

  3. Bobbie Zarda says:

    Sorry about the typo , I meant Cindy lost that rite. Footnote Nancy even gave Cindy a sympathetic excuse. But Cindy showed herself on Dr Phil interview and lost all sympathy from everyone who was giving it. Please don’t make that verdict right in your eyes.