'Body of Proof' moved to midseason; TNT picks up noir mystery pilot
Dana Delany's new medical examiner drama on ABC, "Body of Proof," is moving to midseason. The network feels the show could succeed in a more high-profile timeslot than its originally scheduled time of Friday nights at 9 p.m. Perhaps it will replace the Maura Tierney-Rob Morrow legal drama "The Whole Truth," whose ratings are less-than-stellar so far. [ Variety]
HBO's original movie based on bestselling Wall Street expose "Too Big To Fail" has announced an all-star cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Ed Asner, Tony Shalhoub, James Woods and Cynthia Nixon. [ Live Feed]
Daniel Benzali ("Jericho," "Murder One") is heading to "General Hospital" to play the role of patient Theo Hoffman. First seen Dec. 6, the character will be admitted to the hospital and develop a friendship with troubled heroine Robin Scorpio ( Kimberly McCullough). But an ABC says "there is more to Theo than meets the eye." [ TV Guide]
TNT has picked up a noir mystery pilot titled "Hollywood & Vine," a period-piece set in post-World War II Los Angeles. The lead character is a private eye described as "possessing stoic charm and an uncompromising set of personal values that will let nothing deter him in his search for the truth - even if it means taking on the upper echelons of power in a city balanced precariously between the glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills and the dual threat of organized crime and a corrupt police department." [Live Feed]
Al Pacino, who just won an Emmy for his role as Jack Kevorkian in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack," is set to play record producer Phil Specter in another HBO telepic. Specter was sent to prison in 2009 for 19 years for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. [ Variety]
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