Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer

In the most exciting TV news of the week, NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a Murder She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.

Alexandra Cunningham will write and executive produce the project with David Janollari, It will put a twist on the 12 season long running Murder She Wrote, starring the great Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher. Spencer will play a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth who self-publishes her own mystery novel. She begins helping others solve crimes. 

And in other news, Melissa McCarthy, alongside husband, Ben Falcone, have sold their third show in a row. The pitch is about two grown men who are forced together when their parents get married. McCarthy and Falcone will executive produce alongside Larry Dorf who wrote the script. 

Below you'll find some other recent TV news including Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek receiving a put pilot commitment at ABC for her modern My Fair Lady comedy.

'Suburgatory' Creator Sells Modern 'My Fair Lady' Comedy to ABC (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter)

Showtime Nabs Comedy With Musical Elements From Aline Brosh McKenna (Deadline)

Stephanie Savage To Pen 'Astronaut Wives Club' For ABC, Fake Empire & Groundswell (Deadline)