'The O.C.' goes to D.C.; 'Terra Nova' casting

the-oc-320.jpgTV news, portioned out so you won't get indigestion:

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ( "Gossip Girl") are doing "The O.C." set in D.C. ... sorta. Their newly created Fake Empire is developing their first drama for ABC. Hot, young twentysomethings in our nation's capital. Will one be an intern? [ Variety]

Steven Spielberg's prehistoric adventure drama isn't history. The show has added Allison Miller, its second cast member after Jason O'Mara, to play a lady named Skye. [ Deadline]

Stuart Townsend, remember him? He's landed a conspiracy thriller series, based on the graphic novel "XIII," about a former secret agent who can't remember who he is, but he better find out fast because he's being hunted. Series is for Canada, but we'd like it here too, please. [ The Hollywood Reporter]

Much more programming over on CMT this fall, including new seasons of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?," "DCC: Making the Team" and "World Strictest Parents." [ CMT]

Cheers, mate! Australian soap "Neighbours" celebrates its 6,000th episode Friday (Aug. 27). Thanks for Kylie Minogue, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Alan Dale. [AFP]

Everybody hurts. William Hurt will star in "Too Big to Fail," a look at the 2008 financial crisis, playing Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. We know what you're thinking: Sexy. [ Deadline]

"Modern Family" co-creator Steven Levitan takes a stand against Hulu and wants to tell you why. [ The Live Feed]

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