TV Bites: Jennifer Love Hewitt Attempts Her Own Big Bang

jlh_225.jpgAlso in this morning's TV Bites: Glee and 24 showrunners form odd couple to produce a new show for Fox... a Twilight alum heads to The Good Wife... and more ahead.

· Erstwhile Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt has communed with her next series. The buxom star will appear in an untitled new comedy, which is being described as a female version of The Big Bang Theory. Wild Hogs director Walt Becker and Tiffany Paulson (Nancy Drew) will write the script with Fox in talks to pick the series up. [Deadline]

· How's this for strange bedfellows? Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy and 24 executive producer Howard Gordon will team up for an untitled drama for Fox. The series is described as a "high-concept, character-driven procedural that deals with making people face their worst fears and phobias" and will feature a psychiatrist in a central role. There will also be supernatural elements a la The X-Files. Unfortunately, this mishmash of warring ideas and sensibilities won't have any Glee-like sing-alongs. Save those for season two! [Deadline]

· Elizabeth Reaser and Lili Taylor are joining CBS smash The Good Wife in recurring roles this season. Reaser will play a sports writer who falls for Josh Charles' Will, while Taylor might wind up being the love interest for Emmy-winner Archie Panjabi's Kalinda. [TV Guide]

· Good Christian Bitches has found a home. The Darren Star-produced soap will air on ABC. [Deadline]

· ABC has also purchased the rights to Stephanie Dolgoff's bestselling memoir, My Formerly Hot Life with eyes toward making it a sitcom. Grey's Anatomy veteran Julie Anne Robinson is attached to executive produce the series about a woman who realizes she's not young anymore. [Deadline]

· Jimmy Fallon has gotten behind That's a Record, a new gameshow pilot for NBC based on the website Universal Record Database which highlights increasingly random world records. Chris Hardwick will host with 3 Ball Prods. and Fallon producing. [Variety]

· Wanna know what NBC is going to do with Conan O'Brien's massive, unused and newly built Tonight Show set? Give it to the news department! KNBC and NBC News' Los Angeles bureau will call Coco's set home by 2012. Money well spent. [Variety]


  • The Winchester says:

    Why am I not surprised to see the words "Love Hewitt" and "Old Dogs director" followed by the word "Fox"?