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The guest-star parade on Season 2 of “Hawaii Five-0” continues with addition of Autumn Reeser (“No Ordinary Family,” “The O.C.”). She’ll play a potentially recurring role as the curator of a maritime museum — and potential love interest for Danny (Scott Caan). So we guess his ex-wife is fully out of the picture now? [TVLine]
“Grey’s Anatomy” has settled on a new chief of surgery: Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) will take over for Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.) in the coming season. The change comes after Richard takes the heat for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) screwing up the clinical trial for Derek’s (Patrick Dempsey) Alzheimer’s treatment. “Grey’s” premieres Sept. 22. [TV Guide]
“Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino could be making her way back to TV with an adaptation of “The Nanny Diaries” for ABC. The network is close to a deal for her to write a pilot, with Harvey Weinstein (whose company produced a 2007 film based on the book) and Ryan Seacrest. [Deadline]
In a decidedly different kind of literary adaptation, NBC has made a script deal with two executive producers of “House” for a modern-day take on “Frankenstein.” Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner will try their hand at Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale, which was last done for TV in United States as a 2004 miniseries on USA. [EW]
And yet one more book-to-movie-to-TV transition: ABC has also begun development on “The Lincoln Lawyer,” based on Michael Connelly‘s novel which became a decently reviewed film starring Matthew McConaughey earlier this year. Connelly and the movie’s screenwriter, John Romano, will pen the pilot script. [Variety]
Former “Scrubs” star Sarah Chalke has signed a development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The actress, who starred on CBS’ “Mad Love” last season, will begin meeting with writers to discuss ideas soon. [Deadine]