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Perhaps following in the footsteps of his wife, who splits her time between fronting a regular TV show while still finding time to do movies and, one presumes, attend to her wifely duties at home, Kevin Bacon is giving TV crime procedurals a shot. The actor who has starred in every film known to man (and was more recently in “X-Men: First Class”0 has signed on to headline “Scream” writer Kevin Williamson’s untitled serial killer crime procedural over at the FOX network.
In the untitled show (really, guys, how hard is it to come up with a title for your show, or at least a “working title”? Sheesh), Bacon will play a retired FBI profiler pulled out of retirement when “a diabolical serial killer” (are there any other kind?) starts using technology to “create a cult of serial killers”, and our hero finds himself smack dab in the middle of this unholy scheme.
Continuing that whole “I’m only doing this because it seemed to work out really great for my wife” vibe, Bacon will only do 15 episodes a year instead of the standard network TV 22 episodes. Fifteen episodes, not coincidentally, is how many eps per year his wife Kyra Sedgewick shoots for her cable procedural “The Closer”. That, I imagine, will allow Bacon the freedom of a regular gig on TV, still do his movies, and one presumes, attend to his husbandly duties at home.
Marcos Siega will direct the pilot written by Williamson, who besides being the creator of the “Scream” horror movie franchise, is also the creator of TV fare “Dawson’s Creek”, “The Secret Circle”, and “The Vampire Diaries”.
Via : Deadline