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Murder, She Wrote Remake with Octavia Spencer Gets the Ax

Murder, She Wrote Remake with Octavia Spencer Gets the Ax

Originally posted 01/22/2014 09:40AM

Murder, She Wrote is dead. Again.

A planned reboot of the successful TV series, set to star Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the role made famous by Angela Lansbury, has been scrapped, even as the pilot for NBC got a commitment last October, Deadline.com reports.

The plot for the new version had Spencer, 43, cast as a hospital administrator and amateur detective who goes on to publish her first mystery novel.

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