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TV News: Everest, Outcast, Bordertown, Kennedy

By Garth Franklin Monday November 11th 2013 10:40PM

Everest
Fox has issued a multiple script order for "Everest," a ten-part event series from Alcon Entertainment. Jeffrey Lieber created the limited series which is could be renewable should the network desire it.

The story revolves around a group of hikers on an expedition to conquer Mount Everest. Secrets are revealed and the truth about their motives are uncovered as the group struggles to survive on the world’s highest peak. [Source: Deadline]

Outcast
Cinemax has come onboard "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman's new exorcism drama "Outcast". Kirkman penned the pilot and will executive produce alongside David Alpert.

The story follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. [Source: Deadline]

Bordertown
Fox has ordered the Seth MacFarlane-produced animated comedy "Bordertown" to series and will debut it during the 2014-15 season. Mark Hentemann created and penned the story and will exec produce alongside MacFarlane.

Set in a fictional desert town in Texas, the comedy follows a married father of three who serves as a border patrol agent who isn't adjusting well to the cultural changes around him. [Source: Deadline]

Killing Kennedy
National Geographic Channel's docudrama "Killing Kennedy" scored 3.4 million viewers tuning in, the network's highest total viewership ever.

The telemovie was based on the book of the same title by Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard. NatGeo plans to run "Killing Kennedy" again Friday. [Source: The Los Angeles Times]

Bad Education
ABC has ordered a single-camera comedy pilot for an American remake of British sitcom "Bad Education". The UK show's star Jack Whitehall is on board for the remake which begins filming in January in Los Angeles.

Whitehall will play an unorthodox British teacher in the San Diego public school system. His often naive enthusiasm and unconventional methods puts him at odds with the test-obsessed administrators. [Source: Deadline]

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