TV Bites: Steven Spielberg Turning Locke & Key Into TV

Spielberg_225.jpgAlso in this morning's TV Bites: The Hurt Locker gets a reality show... more American Idol rumors... True Blood stars ready to vamp at the Emmys... and more ahead.

· How's this for geek bait? Steven Spielberg is teaming up with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Star Trek) and Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) for Locke & Key, an adaptation of the graphic novel series by Joe Hill, who's better known as Steven King's son. Locke & Key "revolves around three kids who end up watching over a secret, spooky New England mansion filled with mystical doors that transport them to different worlds and give them special powers." So, it's like Narnia with Boston accents. No network is attached yet, but give them time. [Vulture]

· Capitalizing on the success of The Hurt Locker, G4 has ordered 10 episodes of a new reality series called Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan. The show would follow a bomb patrol unit from training to deployment for several months in Afghanistan. "We've always said the young male demo has extremely varied interests," G4 president Neal Tiles said. "Both G4 and the Navy like this for the same reason: It appeals to the tech side of G4's demographic." Because if there's one thing I know about the Navy it's that they are very concerned with G4's demographics. [THR]

· Your latest bit of American Idol gossip: Kara DioGuardi didn't get fired, she quit two months ago. [E!]

· True Blood stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard will be presenting at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. This is just an excuse to link back to this craziness. [THR]

· NBC has ordered scripts for The 87th Precinct, a "character-based cop show" from executive producers Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci. If only they were in it. [Deadline]

· Hey, what are Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci still doing here? Oh that's right: They're producing a new legal drama for Fox about a prosecutor who "suddenly possesses the ability to tell if a defendant is guilty or innocent." Always with the superpowers, these two. [Variety]

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