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Fox and Will Smith Are Adapting Hitch for TV Because It Was Once a Successful Movie

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Who had Hitch in the "next TV remake" office pool?

Fox is developing a series based on the 2005 film starring Will Smith as a date doctor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The network has given a script commitment to the project, which is being described as a single-camera workplace comedy that explores sexual politics and the dating scene.

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Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Made of Honor) are writing the script, with Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television on board to produce.

While it doesn't seem likely that Smith would reprise his role as the titular character, he will serve as an executive producer.

Hitch is just the latest film or TV show with a remake in the works. It joins a growing list that already includes BewitchedThe IllusionistMarley & MeProblem Child, and more.

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Firefly Alum Morena Baccarin Joins Gotham ... Which DC Comics Character Will She Play?

Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin  | Photo Credits: Jessica Miglio/FOX, Splash

Morena Baccarin has been cast in Fox's Batman-without-Batman series Gotham, reports TV Line.

The Firefly actress (deal with it, Homeland fans) will bring to life DC Comics character Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a dedicated doctor and former friend of Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) late parents.

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Thompkins will be seen putting her medical skills to use at the newly reopened Arkham Asylum's Home for the Criminally Insane when Baraccin's recurring stint begins in early 2015.

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Gotham airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.

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A Supernatural Spinoff Will Happen If "The Idea Is Right," Creator Says

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles | Photo Credits: Carole Segal/The CW

All right, who sold their soul at a crossroads? I'm not angry, I just want to know who to blame for The CW's continued interest in producing a Supernatural spin-off.

Series creator Eric Kripke recently spoke to TV Line about potential future efforts to expand the world of Sam and Dean Winchester in the wake of last season's failed attempt to launch Supernatural: Bloodlines, which aired as a backdoor pilot but wasn't picked up to series. And much to my dismay, the idea isn't dead yet. 

"Our feeling on the spin-off is, we want to do it if the idea is right," Kripke told the website. 

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We've known since the Television Critics Association fall previews were held in July that CW president Mark Pedowitz is still gunning to get aSupernatural spin-off on the air, but I'm still so burned by Bloodlines that I'm giving both Kripke and Pedowitz the side-eye like they're Crowley trying to make me a deal.

And I'm confident I'm not alone. After seeing the poorly crafted story and bland characters of Bloodlines, some Supernatural fans view the idea of a spin-off as little more than a lazy attempt to cash in on the show's passionate and dedicated fandom. I can't really argue with them—Supernatural's fans are fiercely loyal, and thus responsible for the show's continued success over the last decade (they even stuck around through the Leviathans, remember that?). So why should we believe that another spin-off attempt would be any different than the mess that was Bloodlines?

Well, Kripke at least seems to understand where we're coming from. But is that enough to quell the fandom's fears?

"We want to do it if it's something we're really excited about and it's a corner of the universe we haven't seen yet," he said, explaining to TV Line that everyone involved in the original series—including executive producers Bob Singer and Jeremy Carver and stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles—would have to be on board and in love with the project for it to happen.

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"We don't want to do it just to jam a piece of business through," he said. "We want to do it if we're going to come up with something that's as good as the mothership."

Current showrunner Carver even offered up a few ideas for how a new project might differ from and improve upon Bloodlines:

"I think maybe one lesson would be to take a couple episodes to introduce some of your new characters to the fandom so the fandom could get used to them and is rooting for them," he said.

Where do you stand? Would you watch a Supernatural spin-off if it was handled with precision and care? Or do you think everyone just needs to accept that Supernatural is Sam and Dean Winchester and nothing else?

Supernatural airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

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