TVLine Items: John Ridley's P.I. Drama for ABC, Returned Cancelled and More

John Ridley Presence

Watch out, Shonda Rhimes: ABC is quickly turning into Ridleyland.

The network has bought Presence, a detective drama script from American Crime creator John Ridley that he will also direct and executive-produce.

Described by our sister site Deadline as “a stylish update of the classic detective genre,” the pilot follows Presence Foster, a former Army Counter Insurgency Operative who finds herself navigating a widely divergent and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed P.I.

Ridley’s American Crime, meanwhile, was renewed for a second season in May (get scoop on the new storyline).

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

* A&E has cancelled its thriller remake The Returned after one season.

* Big Brother‘s 24/7 live feeds will be available this year via CBS All Access (as part of the streaming service’s $5.99/month subscription). In addition, subscribers can meet the Season 17 houseguests before anyone else via a June 16 livestream of their first interviews.

* Morgan Spector (Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire) is set to star in Paradise Pictures, USA Network’s drama pilot about a group of ambitious people striving to succeed in 1940s Hollywood. Per Deadline, Spector will play Tom Kirby, head of production at the titular film studio, who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.

* Ovation will air the Actors Hall of Fame induction ceremony this October, marking the first time the event has been televised. The ceremony will honor 15 actors for their career achievements in film, TV and theater.