David O. Russell lands a series at ABC; Adrianne Palicki joins 'About a Boy'

News and notes from up and down the channel guide:- David O. Russell is making the transition to TV. ABC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to a drama from the celebrated "American Hustle" auteur and "Erin Brockovich" writer Susannah Grant. Russell and Grant co-wrote the story for the as-yet-unnamed series, an upstairs/downstairs soap set at a private country club, with Grant writing the teleplay. [Deadline]- NBC is planning a "Friday Night Lights" reunion of sorts on upcoming comedy "About A Boy" from "FNL" creator Jason Katims. Former co-star Adrianne Palicki has booked a seven-episode guest arc as Dr. Samantha Lake, a love interest for David Walton's Will. [THR]- NBC has renewed "Days of Our Lives" for two more seasons, extending the show through September 2016. The Daytime Emmy winner will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November 2015. Says NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke, "'Days of our Lives' continues to be a fan favorite for...


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