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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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'Red Band Society' bus ads pulled over sexist, racist language

Sep 19 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Canoe Showbiz

Los Angeles transit officials have pulled posters for a new Fox television network off nearly 200 buses after deeming the language used to describe actress Octavia Spencer's character inappropriate ...
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Red Band Society Review: Send Pizza

Sep 17 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Most of the time life seems like a linear journey. It rolls on uninterrupted. But sometimes an event cuts across the fabric of your life and leaves jagged edges that can't be ignored. That's what happens to the kids in Red Band Society Season 1 Episode 1. Their stay at Ocean Park Hospital will forever change their lives. There's what came before. There's what comes after. This is the story of what happens in between.  Charlie walks us t ...
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Fall TV Preview: RED BAND SOCIETY

Sep 17 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: the TV addict

Starring: Octavia Spencer (“Mom”), Dave Annable (“666 Park Avenue”), Astro (“The X Factor”), Ciara Bravo (“Big Time Rush”), Griffin Gluck (“Back in the Game”), Zoe Levin (“The Way, Way Back”), Rebecca Rittenhouse, Charlie Rowe and Nolan Sotillo (“Prom”) Genre: One-hour drama Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 17, 9 p.m., Fox Direct Competition: “Criminal Minds” (CBS) ...
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Cast finds real-life bonds in 'Red Band Society'

Sep 15 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

Octavia Spencer is Mama Bear to the patients in the pediatric ward in the new Fox drama.          ...
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Fall TV Editors' Picks: Red Band Society

Sep 12 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: TV Guide

Fox is aiming to establish a new kind of "brat pack" with its coming-of-age drama Red Band Society. Set in the children's ward of a Los Angeles hospital, Red Band Society follows a Breakfast Club-esque group of patients as they such face life-changing — and life-threatening — challenges. Zoe Levin, Charlie Rowe, Astro, Ciara Bravo, and Nolan Sotillo star as the unlikely group of friends. Dave Annable, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer take on the adult role ...
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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 cou ...
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