- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 9, 2008

‘Hood’ gains pickup

ABC has given a 13-episode order to “In the Motherhood,” a half-hour sitcom based on the online series about the perils of parenting, Daily Variety reports.

The online series was conceived by the brand entertainment firm Mindshare, which remains involved with the TV sitcom version. Also still involved: original “Motherhood” marketing partners Sprint and Suave, both of which will have a presence on the TV series.

ABC Studios, which will produce the show, is casting “Motherhood,” Variety says. The online series starred Leah Remini, Chelsea Handler and Jenny McCarthy. No word yet on whether the trio will make the transition to the TV version.

MySpace, WB team

In other Web series news, MySpace and TheWB.com have announced a content partnership to bring the new original digital series “Sorority Forever” — created by director-producer McG (“Terminator Salvation,” “The O.C.,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “We Are Marshall”) and the producers of the hit Internet series “Prom Queen” — from TheWB.com to MySpaceTV.

“Sorority Forever,” which began on Monday, will be hosted on its own custom hub on MySpaceTV (myspace.com/sororityforever) with episodes of the series premiering at 9 a.m. daily, concurrent with its launch on TheWB.com, the Warner Bros. Television Group’s new ad-supported premium video-on-demand and personalized network.

Original episodes of “Sorority Forever” will appear exclusively on TheWB.com and MySpaceTV for 24 hours and then will become available through TheWB.com’s additional broadband distribution partners. Five new episodes per week will be available to view on MySpaceTV in addition to character profiles, and other interactive features.

Sizemore on ‘Crash’

Tom Sizemore has joined Starz’s drama series “Crash” in a recurring role as a detective, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

He’ll play Adrian Cooper, a dectective whose unorthodox measures wreak havoc when he investigates a police-involved shooting.

The new 13-episode series, which will air in October, will feature a different cast of characters from those in the 2005 Academy Award winning film.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from staff and Web reports

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