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The Small Screen: Zooey Deschanel Sitcom 'The New Girl' Gets Series Order From Fox

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 1:45 AM
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J.J. Abrams' Series 'Alcatraz' Also Picked Up, But Mark Romanek's 'Locke & Key' Is DeadWith so much big-screen talent migrating to television, we're starting to cover more TV news here at The Playlist: while our heart will always be with the cinema, its upstart little cousin has wiped away any stigma that once remained, and in general, there's more good scripted comedy and drama around, both on network TV and on cable, than ever before. The current season is coming to a close over the next few weeks, which means that the networks will start unveiling their line-up for the coming 2011-12 season, and word's already started to leak with regards to the top-rated network, Fox.

Mark Romanek To Direct 'Locke & Key' Pilot For Fox; Miranda Otto Joins Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2010 9:54 AM
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While Mark Romanek figures out what film he'll tackle next following "Never Let Me Go," the director will follow the in the footsteps that many auteurs seem to be making these days, and will direct a pilot for Fox. Update: Deadline also says that "Lord Of The Rings" Aussie actress Miranda Otto has joined the cast in the lead role. It's a project from producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, better known as the superstar writing duo behind projects like "Star Trek," "Transformers" and "Cowboys And Aliens."

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