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Misquotes, Mispellings, and 'Oh F*ck It's You?'

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Here are three TV news whippits to get your morning rolling: First up, J.

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The 15 Most Promising Shows of the 2012 Pilot Season

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I couldn't tell you how many pilots have been announced so far during this pilot season -- 40.

BRYAN FULLER

NBC Orders Up ‘Hannibal’ With a Side of Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti

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TV-to-movie adaptations are a dime a dozen, but television to film is more rare, and for good reason: It almost never succeeds, even if it's good (as in the case of "Karen Sisco").

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Roseanne Barr’s New Sitcom Adds John Goodman, Suddenly Sounds Interesting

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A few weeks ago, when NBC announced that it had picked up a pilot from Roseanne Barr about a mobile home proprietor, I was nonplussed.

HOUSE

NBC Picks Up More Pilots that No One Will Watch

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NBC, which placed 8th in the ratings last Thursday during "The Firm" (behind even Univision) has picked up several new pilots in an effort to dig itself out of its years' long hole.

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“Powers” Not Strong Enough For FX?

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So much for that dream: FX has passed on the "Powers" pilot.

BRYAN FULLER

Sigh, NBC Orders ‘Munsters’ Pilot. Again.

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Over a year ago, NBC ordered a pilot of a <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2010/09/wow-a-munsters-remake-seriously">rebooted "Munsters" from "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller</a>.

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Yay, A Jim Gaffigan Show!

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Jim Gaffigan is one of my favorite comics, and he was always underused on "My Boys.

NBC

Seriously, ‘The Serial Killer Whisperer’

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NBC has given a script order to "The Serial Killer Whisperer," which sounds utterly ridiculous but is actually based on a true story of Tony Ciaglia, whose life after a traumatic brain injury is detailed in a new book with the same title.

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NBC Picks Up Snoop Dogg’s Sitcom

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Last month, I talked about <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/09/snoop-dogg-is-the-new-ice-cube">the Snoop Dogg family sitcom</a> that was in development at Warner Bros TV, and I joked that TBS would be totally down to buy it.

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A Coen Brothers TV Project? Nice!

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Joel and Ethan Coen, who are brilliant amazing creative geniuses and I hate you if you disagree, are teaming up with Fox to create their first TV show.

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CBS Orders ‘Rob Schneider & Mexicans’

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Rob Schneider married into the wacky ethnic family of Mexican TV producer Patricia Azarcoya Arce (pictured), so of course he turned that into a sitcom idea.

HANK AZARIA

Pilot Review: ‘Free Agents’

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I got my hands on some of the pilots for fall's new shows.

Happy Birthday to Me: TNT Orders Pilot About Crime-Solving Dog

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Hello, and welcome to a watershed day in television history.

DOUG ELLIN

‘Da Brick’ = ‘Entourage’ + Spike Lee + Mike Tyson

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HBO has placed a pilot order for "Da Brick," loosely based on Mike Tyson's early life.

THE MANZANIS

ABC Orders Kirstie Alley Sitcom Pilot

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Despite being 60 years old, a Scientologist, and completely deluded, Kirstie Alley is still adored by America.

AFTERLIFE

Ricky Gervais Casts Himself as God

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Earlier this week, news broke that Ricky Gervais would team with "Dexter" showrunner Clyde Phillips to create "Afterlife," a show about an atheist who dies and goes to heaven.

FX

Attractive Actress Cast in Lead Role

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Lucy Punch, perhaps best known for her roles in Hot Fuzz and the upcoming Bad Teacher (she plays Cameron Diaz's redheaded nemesis), has been cast as the lead in the FX drama pilot "Powers.

ALLEN GREGORY

Zooey Deschanel Is Still Adorable

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Fox has released trailers for all of its new sitcoms (embedded below and on the next page), and the standout looks to be "New Girl" (working title) starring Zooey Deschanel as Jessica, a quirky woman who moves in with three dudes after a breakup.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS

ABC Cancels Crappy Shows, Picks Up New Ones

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Okay, now that Fox has <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/05/fox-cancels-chicago-code-christmas-everything-else">canceled a bunch of its shows</a> and NBC's fall lineup <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/05/nbc-drops-wonder-woman">is starting to solidify</a>, it's time to get the update for ABC's stack of pilots.


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