October 25, 2013
'Murder, She Wrote' pilot OK'd
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‘Murder, She Wrote’ reboot with Octavia Spencer gets NBC pilot commitment
Oct. 24, 2013, 1:41 PM EST
By Tim Molloy
Written by “Desperate Housewives” executive producer Alexandra Cunningham, it’s described by NBC as a “light, contemporary procedural, in the vein of ‘Bones’ or ‘Fargo.'”
Spencer, who won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Help,” will play a hospital administrator who self-publishes her first mystery novel. Her fascination with true crime leads to her solving murders herself.
David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”) will executive produce the series. The put pilot commitment means NBC will have to pay a penalty if the pilot does not air.
The original “Murder, She Wrote” ran for 12 seasons on CBS.
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