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Industy Roundup: The Nanny Returns

Many Years Later: TV Land has greenlighted Happily Divorced, written and executive produced by The Nanny co-creators, actress Fran Drescher and her gay ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson. The series is based on Drescher’s real life. In addition to co-writing and executive producing, the former Nanny actress could potentially star in the project, which is about a woman who re-enters the dating world after finding out that her husband is gay. Mr. Sheffield?! [Deadline]

Supernatural Spinoff: Vampire Diaries co-creator and executive producer Kevin Williamson is working on a new supernatural drama centered around a group of friends who investigate paranormal happenings, envisioned as a companion to the CW’s beloved Diaries. The untitled project is in the early stages of development and described as The X-Files meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but that’s impossible, as that would simply be the most perfect television show in the world. [Deadline]

Exits: Terry Wood, president of creative affairs and development at CBS Television, will be departing the company after twelve years. She most recently oversaw development of Swift Justice with Nancy Grace, this season’s highest-rated first-year show. She will be missed by all. [HR]

Shocker: CBS renewed its top-rated daytime soap The Young and the Restless, which has been around since 1987, for at least three more years. The network is also close to renewing The Bold and the Beautiful through the 2012-13 season. [Deadline]

On Call: Dr. Drew Pinsky, VH1’s celebrity doctor, scored his own HLN prime-time talk show, slated for next year. He may or may not continue to host Celebrity Rehab as well. Separately, Dr. Pinsky said he would continue to host Loveline, the nightly radio call-in program that he has been a part of since 1984. [Media Decoder/NYT]

Self-Promotion: Three Hollywood boutique marketing and PR agencies - Evolutionary Media Group, Period Media, and Platform Media Group - have teamed up to formed a joint company, The Communications Partnership. [Deadline]

She’s Back: Dollhouse’s Eliza Dushku is returning to series television as the female lead in Mike Robe’s TNT drama pilot Bird Dog, a mystery about two cops who happen to be father and daughter. [Deadline]

Industy Roundup: The Nanny Returns