Charlize Theron’s modern ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ won’t get NBC pickup

05.08.13 5 years ago

Charlize Theron’s modern “Hatfields & McCoys” won’t get NBC pickup

The Theron-produced modern take on the infamous feud was to star Rebecca De Mornay, Sophia Bush, Virginia Madsen and James Remar. ALSO DEAD: “The Gates” starring Ken Marino, “Brenda Forever” starring Ellie Kemper, “Joe, Joe Jane” starring Larry Wilmore and “The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives” starring Jesse L. Martin and Nicole Ari Parker. PLUS: NBC cancels “Deception.”

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Watch “Dancing’s” Mark Ballas as a singer
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Why don’t superhero shows work on TV?
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Chris Farley’s “SNL” character Matt Foley turns 20
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“MythBusters” does a crossover with “Deadliest Catch”
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Original MTV VJs tell all in new book
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“Real Housewives” star Phaedra Parks welcomes a boy
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