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After years of "Real Housewives" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Bravo seems to be making a few small steps back towards its roots as a network known for dramas and an indie sensibility. The network's been bulking up the scripted series it has in development -- there's a TV adaptation of "Heathers," the supernatural drama "Witch Hunt" from "Nobody Walks" director Ry Russo-Young and playwright Dorothy Fortenberry, and there's "Fortune," a modern day take on Charles Dickens' "Bleak House" from another playwright, Theresa Rebeck (the creator of "Smash").  And now, according to Deadline, the network has ordered an hourlong drama script from filmmaker Raymond De Felitta, who was nominated for a short film Oscar in 1991 and whose most recent features have been the 2012 doc "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" and the family drama "City Island," which premiered at Tribeca in 2009. The potential series, which comes via Warner Horizon Television, »

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