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HBO has picked up comedy series “Hung” for a third season, ordering 10 episodes to air in 2011. The fate of the show was up in the air, as ratings are middling, though critical acclaim is wide. Stars Thomas Jane and Jane Adams have both earned Golden Globe nominations for the show. [HBO]
“The Sandman,” Neil Gaiman‘s comic book series about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreaming, is in the works as a TV series. Warner Bros. TV in the midst of acquiring the rights from DC Entertainment and “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke is at the top of the list to adapt the series. [Heat Vision]
TNT’s Jason Lee vehicle “Memphis Beat” is likely to be renewed, sources say. This comes on the heels of TNT’s pick up of its smash hit “Rizzoli & Isles.” “Beat” has been averaging 4.5 million viewers each week. [THR]
Syfy is re-teaming with writer/director Nick Willing to present “Neverland,” his original prequel to author J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan.” The cast includes cast Rhys Ifans (“Notting Hill,” “The Replacements”) as James Hook, Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”) as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Oscar nominee Bob Hoskins as Smee (who previously played the character in Steven Spielberg’s feature “Hook”) and Charlie Rowe (“The Golden Compass”) as Peter Pan. It is slated to air in 2011. [Syfy]
FOX is the network picking up the adaptation of Joe Hill‘s comic series “Locke & Key,” which will be produced by Dreamworks TV. Hill is the son of famous writer Stephen King. “Locke” chronicles the Locke children they try to move on after the murder of their father. When the family moves to Lovecraft, Massachusetts,
the youngest Locke discovers transformative keys hidden within the walls of their new house. [THR]
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