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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

by Rachel Stein May 29, 2012 4:05 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Today's news may make you want to drown your sorrows.

Ric Swartzlander, former executive producer of Gary Unmarried has been tapped as the new Cougar Town showrunner for when the series moves to TBS. This will likely not bode well for Eric the Actor

HBO is developing a dramedy with producer Gavin Polone (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and writer Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) about the behind-the-scenes craziness surrounding a professional basketball team. It cannot possibly be worse than Basketball Wives.

In guest star news, Lost and Rome alum Zuleikha Robinson is joining Homeland while CSI: Miami's Wanda de Jesus will have an arc on Sons Of Anarchy. I'm scared for both of their characters. Meanwhile, Closer spin-off Major Crimes has booked its first guest star, Michael Weatherly.

And finally, another show to enjoy with some fava beans and a nice chianti -- Lifetime is making a series based on Clarice Starling from The Silence of The Lambs. Eat that, NBC's Hannibal.

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