AMC has renewed Hell on Wheels for a third season… again.
Allow us to explain: The Western-set period drama was first given a Season 3 pickup back in October, but shortly thereafter executive producer John Shiban announced he’d be vacating his spot as showrunner. As a result, the renewal was put on hold. (Creators/EPs Joe and Tony Gayton also left the series after Season 2.)
On Wednesday, however, the cabler gave Hell‘s third season a green light, with John Wirth (Falling Skies) at the helm.
The 10-episode season is slated to bow in late 2013.
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• Onetime Today boss-turned-CNN president Jeff Zucker may find a new home for the NBC morning program’s shoddily shipped-off Ann Curry — as CNN’s new 8 o’clock anchor. Sources tell the New York Post that if Curry is placed in the primo position (as part of a larger bid to boost the cabler’s flagging ratings), current anchor Anderson Cooper would segue into a “globetrotting correspondent” role.
• CBS has ordered another comedy project from prolific producer Chuck Lorre, Deadline reports. Titled Mom, the multi-camera pilot follows a newly sober single mother living in Napa Valley.
• Lifetime and Jennifer Love Hewitt are teaming up on a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, titled Darcy’s Town, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• ABC has shelved it’s just-ordered paranormal summer series Weird Desk, Deadline reports, and will revisit the project during pilot season. The schedule shuffle is said to be due to concerns of thematic overlap with Joss Whedon’s buzzy ABC pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.
• TLC has set a Jan. 14 premiere date for Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs, a reality show centering on the controversial MLB legend and his Playmate fiancée.
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