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Revamped Pride and Prejudice: It seems like Jennifer Love Hewitt’s world now revolves completely around Lifetime programming. The busty brunette is currently teaming up with the ladies’ cable network to develop Darcy’s Town—a modern twist on the literary classic Pride and Prejudice. Sheryl Anderson (Charmed) has been tasked with writing the upcoming drama, which is said to be set in a small town in Virginia. Here’s hoping that the future Elizabeth Bennet’s acting skills will make Jane Austin proud. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Comedy Central Sends Out The Save-The-Dates: Web-clip lovers rejoice! Daniel Tosh’s hit series Tosh.0 will return for a fifth season Tuesday, Feb. at 10 PM. In addition, a whole slew of newbies are set to join the Comedy Central mix. Here’s the breakdown: Nick Kroll will debut his sketch comedy series Kroll Show Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 PM while Roast comic Anthony Jeselnik launches his take on the week’s worst news in The Jeselnik Offensive premiering Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 PM. Ben Hoffman’s sketch/man-on-the-street hybrid series The Ben Show debuts at 10 PM Thursday, Feb. 28, followed by Nathan Fielder‘s docu-reality series Nathan for You at 10:30 p.m. Rounding out the male-heavy programming is lady comedian Amy Schumer with her new program Inside Amy Schumer premiering Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 PM in which she will be exploring the perils of sex and relationships. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Mommy Dearest: Comedy master Chuck Loore is looking for a few good moms. The showrunner is currently expanding his relationship with CBS with a new multi-camera half-hour pilot bluntly tittled, Mom. Loore co-wrote the comedy with two member of his Two And A Half Men team, executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker and is aiming to launch the show in the fall 2013 schedule. Mom will center on a single mom (crazy right?!) who is newly sober and trying to pull her life together in the Napa Valley. [Deadline]

The Newest New Girl: Move over Zooey Deschanel, there’s a new new girl coming to the loft, and something tells us she’s a lot less neurotic that you are. Disney darling Brenda Song has been cast in a recurring role on the FOX comedy as the newest love interest. But just who will be sharing scenes with the Suite Live on Deck star? Lamorne Morris—aka Winston—will soon meet Song’s character Daisy, an extremely competitive and determined girl who dislikes quitters. We’re happy about this news as long as Song doesn’t clap her hands and scream, “Yay me!” every other minute. []

Discovery Goes Scripted: Following the success of Discovery Channel’s hit docu series Gold Rush, the network is hoping to strike it rich with Klondike—their first is a specific gold rush that took place in 1895. Klondike (also known as delicious ice-cream bar) was a specific gold rush that took place in 1895. Written by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring, Klondike centers on childhood friends Bill and Epstein in the story of six strangers and their collective fight for survival and wealth in a small frontier town. [Deadline]

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