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Miranda Lambert brings her life to TV with ABC Family

Country-music star Miranda Lambert's life is getting the TV-series treatment, but not in the way you might think.

ABC Family has started developing a show based on Lambert's childhood in Texas, but it's not about music (at least not primarily). In fact, it's a private-detective show, Deadline reports.

Here's the deal: When Lambert was growing up in Lindale, Texas, a small town east of Dallas, her mother and father, a retired police officer, went into business as private investigators. The show will take the family's life and spin from it what's being described as "'Hart to Hart' with a family," with the fictional Lambert kids helping their parents solve cases.

Or, if you'd rather, it could be a nuclear-family, Southern version of "Veronica Mars."

Scott Kaufer, a veteran of "Memphis Beat," "Boston Legal" and "The Chris Isaak Show," will write a pilot script and executive produce the project.
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Miranda Lambert Producing Scripted Series for ABC Family

Fresh from winning four trophies at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Award, Miranda Lambert announced that she is taking over TV world. The recipient of Top Female Vocalist of the Year would develop a scripted program centering on a family in Texas for ABC Family.

The project is close to the country singer's life as a child growing up in Texas. It revolves around parents who are private investigators and their children who assist them in solving crimes. According to Deadline, Lambert, along with her younger brother, grew up in Lindale, TX. Her father, Richard Lee "Rick" Lambert, a retired police officer, became a private investigator in partnership with her mother, Beverly "Bev" June Lambert.

Miranda would be an executive producer of the hour-long episode along with her mother, manager Marion Kraft and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan. Assisting in the writing department is Scott Kaufer of "Memphis Beat
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ABC Family To Team With Country Star Miranda Lambert For Family Pi Series

Exclusive: Miranda Lambert is probably the hottest female country singer at the moment after winning four Academy of Country Music awards last night. Now I hear the 27-year-old is venturing into scripted series with an hourlong project at ABC Family based on her childhood, which is being executive produced by Kapital Entertainment. Lambert, along with her younger brother, grew up in Lindale, TX. Her father, Richard Lee "Rick" Lambert, a retired police officer, became a private investigator in partnership with her mother, Beverly "Bev" June Lambert. Described as Hart to Hart with a family, the project for ABC Family will center on a Texas family where the kids help their Pi parents in solving cases. Scott Kaufer (Memphis Beat) has been tapped to write and executive produce the drama, now in very early stages of development. Lambert is also executive producing along with her mom, Bev, manager, Marion Kraft, as well as Aaron Kaplan.
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‘Memphis Beat’ continues marching on for a second season

HollywoodNews.com: TNT is ordering a second helping of its hit series “Memphis Beat,” starring Jason Lee (“My Name Is Earl”) and Alfre Woodard (“Three Rivers”). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season of the series, which also stars DJ Qualls (“Hustle & Flow”). The show is slated to return in 2011.

Memphis Beat” premiered June 22 and quickly established itself as one of the summer’s hottest shows. In its first season, “Memphis Beat” averaged 4.7 million viewers and ranked as one of ad-supported cable’s Top 5 new series of the summer and the #1 Tuesday series among adults 25-54. “Memphis Beat” was created by Liz W. Garcia (Cold Case) and Joshua Harto (The Dark Knight). The series comes to TNT from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Warner Horizon Television.

“’Memphis Beat’ is a real treasure: a slightly off-center crime drama with great actors, memorable characters and a soundtrack steeped in Memphis sounds,
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Memphis Beat Renewed for Season 2

Jason Lee's Memphis Beat renewed for a second season on TNT TNT is ordering a second helping of its hit series Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and Alfre Woodard (Three Rivers). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season of the series, which also stars DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow). The show is slated to return in 2011.

Memphis Beat premiered June 22 and quickly established itself as one of the summer's hottest shows. In its first season, Memphis Beat averaged 4.7 million viewers and ranked as one of ad-supported cable's Top 5 new series of the summer and the #1 Tuesday series among adults 25-54. Memphis Beat was created by Liz Garcia (Cold Case) and Joshua Harto (The Dark Knight). The series comes to TNT from George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures and Warner Horizon Television.

"Memphis Beat is a real treasure: a slightly off-center crime drama with great actors,
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USA Network Unveils Its 2010 Development Slate

Today USA Network made its 2010 development slate of original branded content available. Some of the creative minds behind the shows are Stephen J. Cannell, Mike Newell, Tom Fontana and Steve Stark. Announcing the slate was president of USA original programming & co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions, Jeff Wachtel.

Here is a list of USA Network's upcoming shows:

Facing Kate

A new spin on a legal franchise featuring a mediator from a family of corporate lawyers. From Universal Cable Productions. Executive producer and writer is Michael Sardo (Caroline in the City). Steve Stark (Mediu) is executive producer.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Sibling rivalry is taken to new heights when an estranged brother and sister are paired up as cops in their small hometown. From Universal Cable Productions. Writer is John Quaintance (Joey).

Busy Bodies

A soccer mom teams up with a gay stay-at-home dad to solve mysteries in the suburbs.
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