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TV: NBC Plans Live Version Of ‘A Few Good Men’ For Some Reason, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Renewed For Season 3 And More

TV: NBC Plans Live Version Of 'A Few Good Men' For Some Reason, 'Peaky Blinders' Renewed For Season 3 And More

In an effort to get better ratings and find an audience, NBC has been trying everything from variety shows to limited event series to live TV productions. So far, the latter has been with musicals, with “The Sound Of Music” airing last year, and “Peter Pan” coming next month. Now, they’ll give Aaron Sorkin‘s military drama a workout. A live telecast of “A Few Good Men” is in the works, so you can see someone other than Jack Nicholson yell out, in real time, “You can’t handle the truth!” The story, in case you forgot, centers on “the court-martial case against two Marines accused of killing another serviceman.” From Best Picture Oscar nominee to television stunt exercise, but at the very least, if this all goes through, Sorkin will be giving another pass on the script to prep it for live TV. [Variety]

If you’ve been enjoying the antics of Thomas Shelby and his gang on “Peaky Blinders,” there’s good news. With the second season wrapping last week, the network has announced that the show will be back for a third season. No word yet on an air date. [BBC Two]

While the attempt to turn Lemony Snicket‘s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” into a feature film franchise following the 2004 Jim Carrey vehicle didn’t work out, a decade later it will get another shot on TV. Paramount and Netflix are teaming for a small screen version of “the tale of orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ death.” No word yet on the shape this new incarnation will take, but with thirteen books’ worth of material, there is plenty to work with. [THR]

Up In The Air” scribe Sheldon Turner is bringing “Dirty Deeds” to Fox. Based on the GQ article “Oops, You Just Hired the Wrong Hitman” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, the series will follow “Tommy Deeds, a vigilant ATF agent and family man who works undercover as a hitman — a job that exposes him to the wild, dark and often humorous soul of the human condition.” We dig that premise, so let’s see where this one goes… [Deadline]

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