Actress Octavia Spencer attends the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California *With the “Murder, She Wrote” reboot no longer happening, Octavia Spencer has found herself another primetime paycheck. The “Fruitvale Station” star will topline FOX’s “Red Band Society,” described as a dark dramedy that […]

  * is reporting that NBC has opted not to move forward with its re-imagining of “Murder, She Wrote” — which had Oscar winner Octavia Spencer attached to star. The project, from writer Alexandra Cunningham and producer David Janollari, got a lot of attention when it came together in October, receiving a put pilot commitment […]

  *“Murder, She Wrote” star Angela Lansbury is not happy with NBC’s planned reboot of her CBS series “Murder, She Wrote,” and says “it’s a mistake” for NBC to keep the original title. News broke last month that Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer would topline a remake of the popular series, which aired on CBS from 1984 […]

Murder She Wrote, featuring the mystery writer turned murder detective made famous by Angela Lansbury, is being rebooted by NBC. Deadline was first to report the story. According to NBC, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will star as a “hospital administrator and amateur sleuth who self-publishes her first mystery novel. Set in a day where sensational headlines inundate the news, this […]

  Whoa, this is BIG. NBC, according to Deadline, has plans to bring back “Murder She Wrote,” one of the most watched shows in television history. And they’re going to do it with Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) succeeding Angela Lansbury in the lead role of an astute amateur detective. The new hour-long project, […]