It’s already time to look ahead to January, apparently, seeing as today’s TV Bits includes updates on three shows premiering in early 2013. After the jump:

  • Leslie’s celebrity crush Joe Biden is coming to Parks & Recreation
  • ReelzChannel is planning a sequel to 2011′s political soap The Kennedys
  • Netflix is on the verge of a deal to save AMC’s The Killing for Season 3
  • Vampire Hunter Abe steals Jesse Pinkman’s job (not the meth-making one)
  • Watch the trailer for the spy drama  The Americans, starring Keri Russell
  • Portlandia sets a return date and announces a winter special watch a clip
  • The Sex and the City prequel Carrie Diaries hits The CW on January 14
  • The CW’s Beauty and the Beast and NBC’s Chicago Fire will stick around

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Sarah Polley is putting together a film she’ll direct as a follow-up to the sad and terrific Away From Her, and she’s just landed Sarah Silverman to appear alongside Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams. Take This Waltz is about “a young woman (Williams) whose struggles with infidelity leads her to the realization that she may be addicted to the honeymoon period of her relationships.”

Rogen’s character is married to Williams;  Silverman plays Rogen’s sister. Based on what we’ve heard of the script, which Polley also wrote, this will probably be tipped slightly more to the dramatic side of the scale, though I know it has significant funny aspects. I’m always happy to see comediennes play drama, so I hope Silverman’s role isn’t purely intended as comic relief. [Variety]

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Self-described “right-wing nut job” 24 co-creator and producer Joel Surnow is shopping around a 10-hour miniseries that will “unveil secrets” and explore “the soiled and crooked steps” the Kennedy family took to get to the White House. A major U.S. cable network is in talks to acquire the project, which has a planned budget of $30 million. The official plot synopsis follows:

“The Kennedys takes an inside look behind the secret doors of the White House, [and] the soiled and crooked steps it took to get there,. It also tells the historical stories that are associated with the Kennedy era — the Bay of Pigs, the Missile Crisis, the civil rights struggle, the mob connection — each one told in the context of personal, Kennedy-family dramas.”

Despite Surnow’s conservative bias and a suspiciously slanted press release, executive producer Michael Prupas claims that it will be “surprising, arresting and truthful”. Truthful… uh huh.

Discuss: Are you interested in seeing a miniseries about the Kennedy family from a conservative slant?

source: Variety

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