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NBC Eyes Murder, She Wrote Reboot Starring Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer
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NBC Eyes Murder, She Wrote Reboot Starring Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer

Oct 24 2013, 12:50pm CDT | by TV Line

Jessica Fletcher will ride (her trademark bicycle) again! Well, sort of. NBC has given a put pilot committment to a Murder, She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), our...

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NBC Eyes Murder, She Wrote Reboot Starring Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer

Oct 24 2013, 12:50pm CDT | by TV Line

Jessica Fletcher will ride (her trademark bicycle) again! Well, sort of.

NBC has given a put pilot committment to a Murder, She Wrote reboot starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), our sister site Deadline reports.

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Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives, Prime Suspect) will write — and executive produce with David Janollari — the project, which will put a new twist on CBS’ long-running smash. Spencer’s character is described by Deadline as “a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth who self-publishes her first mystery novel” and sets out to help solve real-life crimes.

The original Murder, She Wrote ran for 12 seasons — from 1984-1996 — on CBS, earning series star Angela Lansbury a whopping 12 Emmy nominations for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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Spencer, who took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2012, is a veteran with a long line of TV credits, including recurring stints on Ugly Betty, Raising the Bar and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman — as well as a memorable bit playing a madcap version of herself in a Season 7 episode of 30 Rock. This past Monday, she began a recurring stint on the CBS comedy Mom as an alcoholic money manager on the lam for embezzling her clients’ dough.

Excited about a modern-day Murder, She Wrote? Are you digging the idea of Spencer in the lead role? Sound off below!


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7 Best New Fall TV Shows for Teens and Families

Aug 28 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media TV Editor For serious TV fans, fall is a time to get excited about a new crop of network shows. Unfortunately, much of this season's lineup is too edgy for whole-family viewing. Still, there is hope if you're looking for something good to watch with your kids -- especially older kids. We've sifted through this fall's new stuff for titles that could work for familie ...
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Viola Davis, Andy Samberg, Lucy Liu added as Emmys presenters

Aug 14 2014 2:36pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Sofia Vergara will present at the 66th Primetime Emmy ...
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