TVLine Items: CBS Eyes Patty Hearst Series, Knight Exits Y&R and More

Patty Hearst CBS Series

One true-crime project just isn’t enough for CBS.

The Eye network is developing a limited series about the 1974 abduction of Patty Hearst by terrorist group the Symbionese Liberation Army, written by Jonathan Tolins (Grease Live!, Queer as Folk), our sister site Deadline reports.

As reported in April, CBS is also working on a true-crime anthology series, the first season of which will focus on the murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey.

Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, did a wink-wink cameo to her kidnapping during Season 3 of Veronica Mars.

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

* The Young and the Restless‘ Michael E. Knight will exit his role of Dr. Simon Neville after a few more episodes, TV Guide Magazine‘s Michael Logan reports.

* The third round of announced presenters for this Sunday’s Tony Awards (airing at 8/7c on CBS) includes Christian Borle (Smash), Nikki M. James (The Good Wife), Bebe Neuwirth (Madam Secretary), Chita Rivera (Chicago), Keri Russell (The Americans), Aaron Tveit (BrainDead), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (BrainDead), movie star Meg Ryan, legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and musical artists Common and Josh Groban.

* Fox on Friday released a new teaser for its upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, starring Orange Is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Press PLAY on the video below to watch Cox pay lip service to the project.