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Which supermodel is creating a TV show on her life?
Tyra Banks and her childhood friend/America’s Next Top Model co-creator Kenya Barris are developing a show about the supermodel’s “awkward” teenager years. The comedy, Fivehead, is being developed for ABC. The title is based upon Banks’ self-deprecating name for her forehead. Barris and Banks will develop the character and stories together for the sitcom and Barris will write the script. [Deadline]
Gina Torres has been added to the cast of NBC’s upcoming Hannibal in a recurring role. Torres, who can currently be seen on USA’s Suits, will play G-Man Jack Crawford’s (Laurence Fishburne) wife on the midseason NBC show. Fishburne and Torres are spouses off-screen as well. Hannibal is based upon Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon and focuses on the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) relationship with FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). [TVLine]
Alice in Wonderland may be coming to the small screen. CSI creator Anthony Zuiker will executive produce the project, Wonderland, which NBC is in the final stages of purchasing. Wonderland will be written by Whit Anderson and is part of Zuiker’s overall deal with ABC studios. The show will be set years after Alice has become queen of Wonderland and focus on the new character of Clara. Clara will head to Wonderland in an effort to get her life back. [Deadline]
Ryan Seacrest-produced reality show features the trials and tribulations of a group of six wealthy Persian-American friends who live in Beverly Hills. Tuning in could also help your wealth as the network has announced that two lucky fans will have the opportunity to win a gold bar worth up to $5,000 when they tweet @BravoTV during the show. Season 2 begins Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 PM on Bravo. [THR]
HBO has set the premiere date for the second seasons of Girls and Enlightened. Season 2 of both series consist of 10 episodes will air beginning Sunday, Jan. 13 at 9 and 930 PM respectively. The Lena Dunham led series is coming off of five primetime Emmy nominations including writing, acting and directed for the talented star. Enlightened’s Laura Dern received a 2012 Golden Globe for her Best Actress in a Comedy for her role as an executive who had a breakdown. [HBO]
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