TVLine Items: Alfre Woodard Boards Copper, ABC Family Flick Casts WWE Superstar and More!

Alfre Woodard Copper CastEmmy winner Alfre Woodard has joined BBC America’s Copper.

The Desperate Housewives/True Blood alumna will recur during the drama’s second season as a former slave who has moved to the Five Points to start a new life. First, however, she’ll have to reconcile the events of her past.

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Copper‘s second season bows June 23 at 10/9c.

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• WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is set to star opposite The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘s Francia Raisa in ABC Family’s original movie Christmas Bounty. The romantic comedy — which centers on a bounty hunter-turned-teacher (Raisa) — will air as part of the cabler’s 25 Days of Christmas programming block.

• Jamie Foxx has partnered with Syfy on a horror anthology series to launch in October 2013. The untitled project, to be written, directed and exec-produced by the Oscar winner, will center on creepy morality tales with themes like envy and superficiality.

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• Lifetime has given the green light to Baby Sellers, Deadline reports, an original movie about infant trafficking. The project, starring Kirstie Alley and Jennifer Finnigan (Monday Mornings), is a sequel of sorts to the cabler’s hit 2005 telepic Human Trafficking.

• History is developing a Harry Houdini-centric miniseries starring Oscar winner Adrian Brody as the magic man, reports.

• Comedy Central has ordered a stand-up series from Workaholics‘ Adam DeVine. Titled Adam DeVine’s House Party, the eight-episode show will feature stand-up and sketches from 24 of the funnyman’s favorite up-and-coming comedians.

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Comments (7)

  • Francia Raisa is a bounty hunter-turned-teacher. Only on ABC Family would they do this without the slightest hint of irony.

    Comment by EatMorePez – April 11, 2013 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Has ABC Family said anything about Bunheads yet? I’ve been trying to check everydy but I feel like I missed the announcement.

    Comment by tp – April 11, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jaime Foxx! What!? I’ve been anticipating a new anthology show!Fear Itself had some creepy stuff. Loved Amazing Stories, Tales from the Crypt, Ray Bradbury Theater, Alfred Hitchcock presents and of course The Twilight Zone!

    Comment by what! – April 11, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ABCFamily hasn’t announced renewal/cancellations of either Bunheads or The Lying Game yet. I’ve been waiting for any news as well.

    Comment by Jared – April 11, 2013 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thanks, glad I didn’t miss an announcement. *fingers crossed for renewal*

      Comment by tp – April 11, 2013 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love, Love, LOVE Alfre Woodard in anything she does. Always happy to see her on TV and in movies.

    Comment by TVDIVA – April 11, 2013 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Waiting waiting waiting! Breathlessly for news of Bunheads being renewed… I check daily and I keep watching old episodes. They’re even better the second (3rd!) time around.

    Comment by CeCe – April 11, 2013 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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