TV Bites: Jennifer Lopez Still Inching Slightly Closer to Becoming Your Next American Idol Judge

jennifer_lopez_225.jpgAlso in this morning's TV Bites: Fox makes parents Outnumbered... a Garth Brooks song becomes a Lifetime movie... Dan Aykroyd might stage a semi-Blues Brothers reunion on The Defenders... and more ahead.

· Jennifer Lopez. American Idol. Still negotiating. Wanted TV/movie deal from Fox. No chance. Probably will "settle" for $12 million. Fin. [Deadline]

· Fox is making every parents' worst nightmare into a sitcom. The network has ordered a pilot for Outnumbered. Based on the UK show of the same name, it would follow two parents who become overwhelmed by their three "rambunctious" kids. [THR/The Live Feed]

· It has come to this: Lifetime is making a movie out of a Garth Brooks song. Unanswered Prayers, based on Brooks' No. 1 hit of the same name, will star Eric Close as a man who must choose between his wife (Samantha Mathis) and his former crush (Madchen Amick). [THR]

· The Defenders, the new CBS series starring Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi, is hoping to get both Dan Aykroyd and Rebecca Romijn to appear during the first season. [THR]

· Mad Men writers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton will next tackle King Louis XIV. They're developing Versailles, which doesn't have US distribution yet. [Variety]

· Why are HBO subscribers dwindling? Some say DirecTV, others say the economy. Hint: It's the economy. [THR



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