TV Notes – Drew Barrymore is smiling, her project Charlie's Angels has been picked up by ABC. The 36-year-old actress's latest project is based on the 1970s classic, but is a "modern take on the Angels," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The new show stars a sexy mix of angels as Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor are on their way to ABC.
More television pick ups – Sarah Michelle Gellar may make her way back to where 'Buffy' started.
EW.Com reveals that "CW (formerly the Warner Bros.-owned WB before it merged with CBS Corp’s UPN) is working on a deal to bring Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar to the fifth place network via Ringer, the drama pilot she made for CBS."
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Oprah Winfrey wants Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver for her new cable network OWN. Shriver, 55, is a former TV news personality and it's claimed she's already been approached about joining the new network, according to RadarOnline.com. The pair have been friends ever since they first met when they were both starting out in journalism.
A source close to Shriver told the US website: "Oprah approached Maria several months ago about getting involved at OWN. A talk show featuring Maria as the sole host was discussed. "But now that Maria has formally separated from Arnold, Oprah is on a full court press to lock Maria up."
However the source added: "Maria is looking [to] make a comeback and she is getting tons of offers from the major networks. Maria's children are almost all grown up, her youngest son is 15. "It's not a matter of if Maria will return to television, but when."