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E! Pumps Up Scripted, Looks Down Under THR

The E! Entertainment network is pushing to develop scripted programming, and has a new comedy in development that is an adaptation of an Australian series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the cable channel is adapting “Lowdown,” which is about a celebrity journalist and his dysfunctional personal and professional relationships.

The E! comedy is from Universal Cable Productions and the original show’s creators, Adam Zwar and Amanda Brotchie’s High Wire Films, the story notes. Zwar and Brotchie will write the adaptation and executive produce.

Zwar, who starred in the Australian show, isn’t attached for an onscreen role if the show moves forward, the piece notes. The original Australian production featured Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush as its narrator.

The project is Zwar’s second to be adapted for U.S. audiences, with “Wilfred” now going into its fourth and final season on FX. Zwar co-created that show with Jason Gann.

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