15 Surprising Celebrity TV Producers

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Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert
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The country starlet will join husband and 'The Voice' coach Blake Shelton on NBC; she's exec producing a family dramedy about a pair of detectives trying to balance work and raising two teenagers. The show is inspired by her childhood — her parents were private investigator partners.
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Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
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Reynolds will pull triple duty next year, producing a mother-daughter detective dramedy for ABC, an animated sitcom about a Vegas casino for FOX, and an as-yet-untitled live-action comedy about a disgraced hotelier for FOX.
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Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
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The comedy legend is looking to shop an hourlong TV version of his successful '80s film franchise, 'Beverly Hills Cop.' Murphy wants to recur as his famous character Axel Foley on the show, which would follow Foley's son. Murphy is looking to produce alongside 'The Shield' creator Shawn Ryan.
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Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
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The legendary actor is exec producing a legal series about a father-daughter lawyer power team in New York, which has sold to CBS.
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Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
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Fox will return to TV on NBC with a family comedy modeled after his own life; he'll play a father of three trying to raise a family while battling Parkinson's disease.
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Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler
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'Whitney' and 'Are You There, Chelsea?' may not have panned out the way she had hoped, but the E! personality will get behind another funny lady when she produces an NBC comedy created by and starring Ingrid Haas. The show follows Haas' relationship with her father, who moves in with Haas and her roommate after she accidentally breaks up his marriage.
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Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
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With 'Sullivan & Son' on TBS, Vaughn is turning his eye to the Eye, developing a 'Brady Bunch' reboot for CBS that will focus on Bobby Brady as an adult divorcee who remarries a woman who, coincidentally, also has kids! What a bunch!
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Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
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While still starring on Starz's 'Boss,' the erstwhile Frasier will produce 'Pariah,' a drama inspired by the bestselling economic book 'Freakonomics.' The show, which follows an academic who uses economics in his rogue policing, was bought by NBC.
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Christopher Guest
Christopher Guest
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The king of mockumentary is coming to HBO with 'Family Tree,' a single-camera documentary-style comedy about a 30-year-old ('Bridesmaids'' Chris O'Dowd) who tracks down his family lineage after inheriting a box of possessions from his mysterious great aunt.
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Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
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Television's resident talk show queen (sorry, Oprah) is producing 'Couple Time,' a web series-turned-FOX comedy that follows the "weird stuff couples do when no one else is around."
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John Legend
John Legend
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Legend has signed a preliminary deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop a TV series. There are no details yet, but he will be working closely with dev teams who also oversee production for USA and Syfy.
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Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger
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Lifetime has picked up 'Cinnamon Girl,' a 1960s/'70s drama set in the world of movies and music in Los Angeles. Zellweger co-created the series, which has been given a pilot order by the women-centric network.
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Michael Bay
Michael Bay
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The king of explosions is developing an action drama series for TNT called 'The Last Ship,' based on the novel by William Brinkley. The (most likely) explosive series will follow the crew of a naval destroyer who may be among the only survivors of a catastrophic global event.
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Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
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Showtime has enlisted Foster to direct and exec produce 'Angie's Body,' a 'Sopranos'-like drama that follows a powerful woman at the head of a mob crime family.
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Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
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The rapper is developing an hourlong drama for FX set against the backdrop of Los Angeles' music and crime businesses.

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