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Brad Pitt is getting into the TV business.

His production company, Plan B, and HBO are developing a drama called "Paper" about a former gangster working as a debt collector, Variety reports. It's based on a New Yorker article called "Pay Up" by Jake Halpern.

Pitt and Dede Gardner will executive produce, and Wells Tower is on board to write a pilot script.

More TV news and notes:

- Comedy Central host and avowed J.R.R. Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert will be all "Hobbit," all the time next week on "The Colbert Report." His guests for the week include "The Hobbit" director Peter Jackson (Wednesday) and three of the movie's stars: Ian McKellen (Monday), Martin Freeman (Tuesday) and Andy Serkis (Thursday). [EW]

- Nickelodeon has picked up "Sam & Cat," a combination spinoff of "iCarly" and "Victorious" that follows the adventures of "iCarly's" Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and "Victorious'" Cat (Ariana Grande) as they become BFFs and roommates. »

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