TVLine Items: Lauren Graham's Novel Gets the TV Treatment, Lost Angels Adds Ed Burns and More!
Someday, someday, maybe Lauren Graham‘s debut novel will become a TV show.
Ellen DeGeneres‘ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV have put into development a series adaptation of the Parenthood star’s New York Times bestseller, Someday, Someday, Maybe.
As first reported by Deadline, Graham is slated to exec-produce and pen the hour-long project — which centers on a young woman nearing the end of her three-year plan to become an actress in NYC — with DeGeneres and Jeff Kleenman attached to produce.
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• Frank Darabont’s new TNT drama Lost Angels (fka L.A. Noir) is rounding out its cast by adding Ed Burns to the mix, Deadline reports. The big-screen actor (Saving Private Ryan) will recur as notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel. Angels follows the 1940s/’50s-era epic battle between determined L.A. Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) and boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke). Robert Knepper, meanwhile, has been upped to series regular.
• Kunal Nayyar is making his way to Sullivan & Son. Per TV Guide Magazine, the Big Bang Theory actor will play a bar-goer who fancies himself a ladies’ man. (Translation: This is not Raj.)
• The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Alfonso Ribeiro has been named host of Spell-Mageddon, ABC Family’s new competition series that offers a twist on the traditional spelling bee.
• The Voice‘s Season 4 finale (airing June 18) will feature a live performance from Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, as well as a pre-taped tune from Bruno Mars, per EW.com.
• NBC-owned stations have renewed Steve Harvey through 2016.
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