Buddy Bites: A Hero Comes to 'Office,' Another 'Housewives' Spinoff
Ben Watson
Ben Watson
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
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The Office May Get a Hero
Heroes' alum Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet on the NBC series, is in talks to guest star on an upcoming episode of The Office. If he takes the role, Coleman (who just shot an upcoming episode of The Mentalist) will play a wholesome government agent. What in the world is a government agent doing on The Office? I wonder if a government agent's presence has anything to do with the malfunctioning Sabre printers? Or, perhaps it has to do with Michael Scott's exit? The suspense is killing me! [Ausiello]

New Housewives' Spinoff Headed to Miami
When will the madness stop? Bravo has announced a seventh entry in their Real Housewives' franchise. This time the network is taking their vapid program to South Beach. The Real Housewives of Miami will star Larsa Pippin, wife of Chicago Bull legend Scottie Pippin, and will air on Bravo sometime between November and January.
It's been a banner year for Miami. First LeBron, then the Jersey Shore, and now a Housewives' spinoff! There must be something in the water down there. I agree that the city seems ripe for a Housewives', but when will producers get their heads straight and spinoff a franchise in Dallas? A Dallas offering would be solid gold! [E!]

3 New TV Projects From Sam Raimi
The director of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead trilogies, Sam Raimi, is stepping back into the TV ring. Raimi is behind various genre TV greats, such as: Spartacus, Xena, M.A.N.T.I.S., and Legend of the Seeker. His production company, Stars Road, has sold 3 dramas to 3 different networks, ABC, CBS and FOX. Two of the projects seem pretty run-of-the-mill, but the FOX entry gets me excited.

The yet untitled project for ABC centers on a tough-as-nails prosecutor who is described as "a female vigilante with a law license."

For CBS, writer Andrew Lipsitz (CSI, CSI: NY) will be behind Lanscaster, a police drama about a Scotland Yard detective who joins the LAPD.

FOX picked up the most interesting of the bunch: Smokers. The story is about a documentary film crew (that trope is getting a little old by now) that follows around working class people who fight aliens in outer-space. This project comes from Brian K. Vaughan who was a writer on Lost. FOX and Aliens are a great match. If this show is done right, it could be a huge sci-fi hit for the network. [Deadline]

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