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Taylor Lautner to Wear a Singlet

Pinned: Hunky werewolf Taylor Lautner is in talks to star in a remake of the 1985 coming-of-age tale Vision Quest. The film is about a high-school wrestler who falls for an older drifter who temporarily moves into his house. She helps him with his moves … in the buff. [NYDN]

Revived: Forty-six years ago Martin Sheen received a Tony nomination for his role as a war vet who returns home to fighting parents in The Subject Was Roses. Now he’s set to return to the play as the father. Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty will co-star. Sheen should remain for the entire run of the play, which is replacing Speed the Plow at the Mark Taper Forum, as long as he avoids sushi. [Variety]

I Am Renewed: Starz has renewed action-drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand for a second season before the first has even premiered. Calling the move “a bold vote of confidence,” the cable network said it was renewing the show based on how happy it is with the first season. Season two is set to be called Spartacus: Vengeance, which will be followed by season three, Spartacus: Dead. [THR]

Yay Stereotypes: ABC has handed a pilot order to Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid, a multi-camera sitcom based on a book by Howard Morris and Jenny Lee. The show revolves around a man and woman who get together after emerging from failed marriages. Based on the title, this sounds like it’s going to be too long. [THR]

Lady Cops: CSI creator Anthony Zuiker is developing a female-cop drama for CBS called Jax and Amber. The show focuses on two female detectives with a unique ability to solve crimes. That’s fortunate, because a TV show about two detectives who were just okay at solving crimes would be a real snooze. [Variety]

Taylor Lautner to Wear a Singlet