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KEVIN HART SCORES COMEDY DEVELOPMENT DEAL AT ABC: Kevin Hart will exec produce Don’t Call It a Comeback for ABC, Variety reports. Courtney Lilly is also exec producing, and writing as well. Don’t Call It is a single-camera family comedy about a divorced dad with a one-hit wonder from back in the 90s. “Courtney’s idea is funny, relatable and most importantly has so much heart—all the elements that belong in a HartBeat production,” Hart said. “I’m so excited to work with him and everybody at ABC.” Hart is a busy man; he is also currently working on comedies for NBC and Fox.

VIOLA DAVIS REVEALS INSPIRATION FOR ANNALISE KEATING: The character of Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder is pansexual because Viola Davis was “transformed” watching trans TV star and model Jazz Jennings. The 53-year-old tells PrideSource: “They were talking about who they see themselves with in the future, and they were like, 'Whoever, you know. I’m open. I’m open to a boy, I’m open to a girl.' And they started talking about just the attributes of the people they wanted to be with. That transformed me more than anything.” Soon, she began thinking it was “a great idea for Annalise because Annalise is so damaged, so traumatized that what if she just said, 'I'm just open to love'? God, think about what we can explore there.”

RUPAUL’S ALL-STAR CAST REVEALED: The new lineup for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4 was announced Friday. On tap will be Farrah Moan, Latrice Royal and Gia Gunn, Manila Luzon, Monet X Change, Monique Heart, Naomi Smalls, Trinity Taylor, Jasmine Masters and Valentina. The fourth season premieres Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on VH1.

DAMON WAYANS JR. LAUNCHES TWO SHAKES: Damon Wayans Jr. has launched a production company he dubbed Two Shakes Entertainment, which has a two-year first-look deal at CBS TV Studios, Deadline reports. Wayans says Two Shakes is dedicated to working with diverse voices in front of and behind the camera. Its first project is Glamorous, which is set to appear on the CW. The story will follow a gender non-conforming high school grad who lands a gig interning at a makeup company he slammed on YouTube.