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Industry: Christian Slater Returning to Primetime?

Remember the last time he had a series? No?

Breaking In Breaking In? Last year, Christian Slater, star of Heathers and the NBC show My Own Worst Enemy, was featured in a show for Fox called Breaking In that never got past the pilot stage. Also starring Bret Harrison (Reaper), the “single-camera workplace comedy set at a digital security firm” did get good buzz, so it’s no surprise that Fox may pick it up as a mid-season replacement, probably taking the spot of the failing comedy Running Wilde. [Deadline]

An Audience of a Certain Age: Frasier executive producer Mark Reisman got the green light from TV Land to make Ex Men, the network’s third-ever sitcom. It’s going to be about “3 divorced guys who live in an apartment building where their landlord is their young and sexy female divorce attorney,” and is first of many expected pilots for the network. It’s unclear how many of them will be about young and sexy landlords. [HR]

Merlin Takes Manhattan? Working Title productions has bought a script by Jay Basu that would put the King Arthur magician Merlin in a modern setting. There are few details on the project, which means The Hollywood Reporter was forced to go on a tangent pointing out that “[c]haracters from Gandalf to Obi-Wan Kenobi to Albus Dumbledore owe their creation to him.” [HR]

Industry: Christian Slater Returning to Primetime?