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NBC Kills Planned ‘Murder She Wrote’ Reboot

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Somebody call Jessica Fletcher, aka Angela Lansbury, because there’s been a murder! NBC has killed off the planned reboot of Murder She Wrote featuring Octavia Spencer in the famed role.

According to, NBC pulled the plug on the re-imagined show and gave no reason why. This reboot planned to have Spencer star as a hospital administrator who self publishes a mystery novel, like Lansbury did in the original.

If you remember at the time NBC gave the greenlight to the reboot, Lansbury called the idea a “mistake,” adding “I’m sorry that they have to use the title ‘Murder She Wrote’ even though they have access to it and it’s their right.”

NBC also said that Lansbury was in talks to be part of the reboot, but have now opted to drop the entire project all together.

Hear more on the story in the full Entertainment Report below.

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