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Hawaii Five-O 2.0

Book ‘Em: Hardworking screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, a million other upcoming things) will team with CSI: NY’s exec producer Peter Lenkov to reboot Hawaii Five-O for CBS. New foolproof way to make money in Hollywood: Create successful seventies TV program, go back in time and land it at a network, kick back and wait for someone to buy the remake rights. [Variety]

Rad on Stage: Daniel Radcliffe will take part in a reading of 1961 musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which will apparently be a dry run for an actual staging of the show. The original revolved around the rise of a crafty window washer through the World Wide Wickets Co. So Radcliffe won’t get to blind any horses in this one? [Variety]

Stop or Bradley Whitford Will Shoot: Bradley Whitford will star in the new Fox series Jack and Dan, an hour-long program, as Dan, a drunken, wild-card cop hanging on to his job because of a heroic act he pulled off years ago. His partner, Jack, will be an ambitious, by-the-book cop. On an unrelated note, with years of reliable TV character-actor work supplanted by one bro comedy, it must really burn Whitford up to no longer be the most famous Bradley in Hollywood. [HR]

Holiday Movies: Disney is developing the high-concept comedy Opposite Day, revolving around a corporate exec who wakes up one morning and has to do the exact opposite of everything he usually does. The report claims the movie is based on an original idea by studio production president Oren Aviv, although a nation of third graders will surely beg to differ. [HR]

Mayor Posey: Parker Posey has been cast in Highland Park, the dark comedy starring Danny Glover as a principal who wins the lottery and tries to use the money to fix the community. Posey plays the former homecoming queen turned opportunistic mayor. Congratulations on the new gig, Parker! Some bad news, though: You have to go to Detroit, where the movie is shooting. [HR]

Desperate Directors: Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is developing a new series for ABC, targeted for next season. He’s writing it with Desperate Housewives exec producer Alexandra Cunningham, and while it was originally planned as a spinoff of Desperate Housewives, it will now only share the tone of Desperate Housewives. Also, no other plot details are available. In related news, Desperate Housewives is still on television. [HR]

Hawaii Five-O 2.0