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Basketball Drama in the Works at Showtime

Showtime is developing a basketball drama from White Men Can't Jump's Ron Shelton. THR says that Shelton is set to write, executive produce, and direct the pilot (should things get that far), which is a behind-the-scenes look at a professional basketball team. ESPN ran into problems with the NFL back in the day and canceled the terrific Playmakers at the league's behest — but several members of the Lakers staff are apparently co-producing this series, so, crisis averted. Time to call your agents, extremely tall actors!