TV Buzz: Reese Witherspoon to Executive Produce Modern-Day 'Great Expectations' Series; 'Neighbors' Gets Order for 3 New Scripts

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A modern-day TV series based on Charles Dickens' famous novel Great Expectations has been bought by The CW. The show will center on a small town girl who's disillusioned by the harsh reality of trying to make it big San Francisco, until her fortunes unexpectedly turn around thanks to an anonymous benefactor. Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon has been named one of the show's five executive producers. [Deadline]

ABC's freshman series 'The Neighbors' is also getting some exciting and unexpected news...

New comedy The Neighbors received an order for three more scripts from its network. After a solid premiere behind TV juggernaut Modern Family, The Neighbors logged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating last week, tying with ABC’s new drama Last Resort. [Deadline]

Upright Citizens Brigade alum Amy Poehler will act as producer on a Comedy Central pilot based on Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's web series, Broad City. The pilot will follow two girls, played by Jacobson and Glazer, through their mundane-yet-hysterical daily lives in New York City. [Deadline]

With The CW's Arrow premiere just days away, the network has announced that it will release a digital comic book as a companion to the show's mythology. Chapters will be released each Wednesday and will be made available at readdcentertainment.com and the DC Comics app for 99 cents each. Print editions will be on sale in comic book stores starting November. [TV Guide]

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