TVLine Items: Shaq's Pilot, GH Recast, Hannibal Trailer and More

Shaq truTV Comedy Pilot

Shaq this out: Shaquille O’Neal will star in truTV’s comedy pilot Shaq Inq.

The workplace sitcom is loosely based on the wild and frenetic business empire of the former basketball player, who will serve as an executive producer alongside Mike Tollin (Smallville, Arli$$).

The half-hour project follows O’Neal and the team who manages his existing products and endorsements while implementing his latest batch of eccentric and oftentimes brilliant business ideas.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Get ready for a bloody good time. NBC has unveiled a trailer for Season 3 of Hannibal, premiering this summer.


* General Hospital has tapped The Young and the Restless alumna Hayley Erin to take over the role of Kiki Jerome, who was previously played by Kristen Alderson, Daytime Confidential reports.

* Showtime is developing Lonely Hearts Killers, a drama project from Memphis Beat creators Liz W. Garcia and Josh Harto, a current-day update of the true-crime 1940s murder spree perpetrated by a pair of unlikely lovers, Deadline reports.

* Starz has released the first trailer for Blunt Talk, its new comedy from Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), starring Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as “a British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news.”