Weekender: Sex and the City Prequel, Sarah Chalke on Cougar Town, Odd Future and Adult Swim and More!

Here’s your weekender for 9/9 – 9/11/2011.

It looks like The CW will be producing a Sex and the City prequel. After hearing a pitch last week, the network decided to move forward with The Carrie Diaries that follows Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s.

TBS has ordered a pilot from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco. The untitled multi-camera comedy will revolve around a family guy who leaves his job and returns to his childhood neighborhood, where he meets up with his old best friend.

Kevin Smith confirmed on the Joe Rogan podcast that his comic shop reality TV show Secret Stash will premiere on February 12 on AMC.

Shortly after announcing his November retirement date, Regis Phibin reveals that he has shot footage for a reality series pilot in Los Angeles just last week and he already has a name chosen: “This Week With Regis!” he says.

A multi-camera comedy project executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and starring her wife, Portia de Rossi, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment. The show is about dueling sisters, one of them to be played by de Rossi.

Annie Wersching will guest star on Hawaii Five-O as the sister of a murder victim.

Sarah Chalke will be joining the gang on Cougar Town for a major arc as a love interest for Brian Van Holt’s Bobby.

Speaking of Cougar Town, a name change for the show is coming in the near future says creator Bill Lawrence.

ABC is developing an hourlong drama based on Beauty and the Beast.

Larry Cedar will appear on an episode of the NBC sitcom Community this fall as Pierce’s father, even though the actor is a dozen years younger than Chevy Chase.

Judith Light will guest star as Kristen Johnston’s mother on the TV Land’s new comedy series The Exes.

EW has a photo from the Home Improvement cast reunion. Check out the October 7th issue for more.

Lifetime has canceled drama series The Protector.

Adult Swim is picking up Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’s 15-minute live-action series, Loiter Squad, which will feature sketches, man on the street segments, pranks and music from the group.

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