The CW to develop 'Buffy'-style supernatural drama, 'Grey's Anatomy' adds 'True Blood' actress

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- The CW is developing a supernatural drama based on the young adult novel "Embrace" by Jessica Shirvington. Word is that they're looking for the next "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and they think they've found it in the novel about a young woman who discovers that she's part angel, and part human. She finds herself in the middle of a war between the two races. [ THR]

- ABC Family has ordered three new pilots. "Terminales" is about a young woman who discovers she's terminally ill -- it's described as "Sex and the City" if Carrie Bradshaw had cancer. "Phys Ed" is a multi-camera sitcom about a former high school jock who returns to his old school to teach gym. Finally, there's "Continuing Fred," about a young, directionless woman named Winifred who graduates from college and begins teaching elementary school. [ Deadline]

- "Grey's Anatomy" has cast Adina Porter as the doctor who treats the plane crash victims in a Boise hospital. Porter, who recently appeared on "The Newsroom" and "True Blood," will appear in the second episode of the season, which is a flash back to the days following the plane crash. [ TV Guide]

- "Parks and Recreation's" Natalie Morales is heading to everyone's favorite zip. "90210" has cast Morales in a recurring role as Ashley, a woman who heads up a professional security detail. She's set to appear in around four episodes, starting with episode 507. [ TVLine]

- Ellen DeGeneres is taking over television, and we like it! DeGeneres and producer Lauren Pomerantz have just sold a single-camera sitcom pilot to NBC. The show centers on a 32-year-old single woman who becomes convinced she's going to die alone. [ Today]

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