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Nicholas Sparks Is Working on Three New TV Shows

Nicholas Sparks, wizard of weepy romance, has three TV shows in the works, one each for ABC Family, TNT, and Lifetime, according to THR. Grab a tissue — we're about to explain what the shows are about! He's producing a modern Romeo and Juliet adaptation for ABC Family, which is different from the R&J McG is producing for ABC. (Let's take this moment to remember the late, great 10 Things I Hate About You ABCF show. Sigh.) For Lifetime, Sparks is producing Deliverance Creek, a female-centric Civil War drama, and for TNT, he's producing a show based on his novel A Bend in the Road, about a small-town sheriff learning to love again after his wife dies. Let's all wistfully stare at a sunset, frolic on a beach, and fight through our tears to deliver A Very Meaningful, Emotional Monologue on the Nature of Love and Stuff™.

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