20 November 2012 7:56 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Apparently Hugh Laurie misses TV, because although he could be exclusively parlaying his massive success on Fox’s doc show “House” into a movie career (as you’ll recall, he was cast in but then dropped out of a juicy role in the “Robocop” remake), the actor has decided to return to TV. Laurie has signed up as the male lead on the new NBC pirate show “Crossbones” from “Luther” creator Neil Cross. On the show, Laurie would play Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, who “reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors” in the Bahamian island of New Providence, circa 1715. New Providence is described as “part shantytown, part marauder’s paradise, the island is unlike any other and presents a mounting threat to international commerce. To combat the threat, skilled undercover assassin Tom Lowe is sent to take down Blackbeard, but the closer he gets, the more »

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