Octavia Spencer to Murder She Wrote Reboot, Melissa McCarthy to Produce Sitcom and Other TV News

by Kerensa Cadenas
October 25, 2013 2:00 PM
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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)

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  • Kelly | October 26, 2013 1:14 PMReply

    No, it is Not " the most exciting casting news of the week".
    There is a reason no one takes NBC seriously anymore - this is a perfect example.
    Octavia Spencer is a very fine and talented actress, she deserves far better treatment from the Nitwits at NBC

  • Pete | October 26, 2013 9:38 AMReply

    Isn't Melissa's new pitch Stepbrothers with Will Ferrell?

  • Kelly | October 25, 2013 10:55 PMReply

    It is ASSININE to cast Octavia Spencer as Jessica Fletcher.
    She deserves far better treatment from NBC.

    N o wonder no one bothers to watch NBC anymore

  • Adam | October 25, 2013 9:59 PMReply

    I hope Melissa isn't too busy for Mike and Molly

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