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Shane Brennan Sells 'Family' Cop Drama to CBS (Exclusive)

CBS is looking to expand its relationship with Shane Brennan. The network has handed out a script commitment to an untitled drama exec produced by the NCIS: Los Angeles showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. See more Faces of Fall 2014 The untitled entry, written by writing duo J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani (Anchorwoman), centers on four agents who go undercover as the perfect family for an operation that has them rooting out dangerous criminals in the suburbs while becoming an unlikely family at the same time. Brennan is attached as a non-writing exec producer alongside Stephen Crawford and

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Anchorwoman: Jones Says Series Not Finished

Last week, Fox pulled the comedy/reality series Anchorwoman after just one airing due to low ratings. Series star Lauren Jones learned of the cancellation on Thursday and told the NY Post, "I was completely shocked." The network plans to post the remaining episodes online but the series' star doesn't think the show is over.

Not content to accept defeat, Jones says that the Anchorwoman's producer is actually shopping the series to other venues including E! Entertainment Television, MTV and other cable stations. If this happens, the remaining episodes won't be posted on Fox's site as previously announced.

In spite of Fox's quick cancellation, Jones sees the whole experience as being very positive -- especially for her career. She said, "I actually benefited because I got so much publicity. I have so many offers on the table and everyone's been so supportive. No one has yanked those offers." Jones
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Fox pulls plug on 'Anchorwoman'

Fox has yanked Anchorwoman off the air less than 24 hours after the reality/comedy hybrid's putrid debut Wednesday.

Anchorwoman, chronicling swimsuit model Lauren Jones' attempt to become a TV journalist in Tyler, Texas, came in a distant fourth with two back-to-back episodes in the 8 p.m. hour. It averaged 2.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/3 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

The remaining six episodes of Anchorwoman' s eight-episode order will be available on the Fox on Demand section of and Its spot on the schedule will be taken by repeats of " 'Till Death."

In addition to heavy promotion, Anchorwoman received substantial prelaunch publicity as its premise of a model-turned-TV anchor caused a stir in journalistic circles and was accused of devaluing the work of real journalists.

The 8 p.m. Wednesday slot was ruled by CBS' Power of Ten (8.7 million, 2.3/7), which inched up to its best Wednesday numbers.

NBC took 9 p.m.

Anchorwoman: This Just In... It's Cancelled!

Could former World Wrestling Entertainment model Lauren Jones learn to become a serious TV journalist? Well, few cared enough to tune in to Anchorwoman's premiere last night and now, Fox has pulled the comedy/reality series from the airwaves.

Anchorwoman debuted with a double dose of half-hour episodes last night. Despite lots of promotion, the episodes attracted an average of just 2.7 million viewers. This poor showing put them in a distant fourth place for the 8-9pm hour -- even lagging behind reruns of According to Jim. As a result, Anchorwoman has been pulled from the Fox schedule, less than 24 hours after its debut.

Fox had ordered eight episodes of the series and the remaining six will be released via and the network's page on MySpace. Repeats of 'Til Death will replace Anchorwoman on Wednesday nights for the next three weeks. Stay tuned!
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