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The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS - WITH AN­DREW FEN­TON

US net­work NBC has given a se­ries or­der to med­i­cal soap Heart­breaker, star­ring Melissa Ge­orge (right) as a heart sur­geon with a racy per­sonal life. BRITSH sci-fi com­edy se­ries

Red Dwarf will re­turn with two new sea­sons from next year, writ­ten and di­rected by se­ries co-cre­ator Doug Nay­lor.

THE Simp­sons has been given two new sea­sons, bring­ing it to sea­son 28 and an as­ton­ish­ing 625 episodes.

SEA­SON two of Gotham will fo­cus on The Joker. “We’re go­ing to tell the story of how The Joker came to be,” showrun­ner Bruno Heller says. FX has or­dered a pi­lot of

Snow­fall from pro­ducer/ writer John Sin­gle­ton ( Boyz n

the Hood). It’s set in 1981 LA as the crack epi­demic be­gan.

SLAVE drama Roots, one of the high­est-rat­ing minis­eries in TV his­tory, is be­ing re­made. It’s ex­pected to air next year.

STRIKE Back, star­ring Aussie Sul­li­van Sta­ple­ton, re­turns with a fi­nal mission to solve a miss­ing per­son’s case in Bangkok mid-year.

PRO­DUC­TION has be­gun on a new com­edy se­ries from the mak­ers of A Moody Christ­mas. No Ac­tiv­ity,

star­ring Pa­trick Bramm all, Da­mon Herriman and Sam Sim­mons will screen on Stan.

DAVID Fincher’s 1980s mu­sic video com­edy Living

on Video has been given a se­ries or­der by HBO.

SYFY has or­dered a sea­son of The Ma­gi­cians, Lev

Gross­man’s best-sell­ing fan­tasy novel se­ries.

DIRTY Laun­dry Live with Lawrence Mooney (be­low) re­turns with a 12-episode run on ABC from Thurs­day, May 28, at 9.30pm.

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