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Fontana Developing Show for USA Network

PASADENA, Calif. -- Buffalo writer-producer Tom Fontana is heading to the hot USA Network to develop his next series for 2010, "Hotel Dix."

According to a release from the basic cable network, Fontana is the executive producer and writer of the series about "an old school hotel detective who is brought back to work at a modern hotel."

Adam Bernstein, whose credits include "30 Rock" and "Worst Week,"  is also an executive producer and director on the series.

USA Network, which is owned by the same company than owns NBC, has been on a roll this summer with drama series such as "Burn Notice," "Royal Pains" and "In Plain Sight."

Its cable series often out-rate summer series on NBC, such as Fontana's "The Philanthropist," which has had some excellent episodes lately. After a press conference here, Angela Bromstad, who is the president of NBC's prime time programming, said "The Philanthropist" will finish its eight-episode run.

"Right now, that's it," she said.

Are you disappointed as I am that it looks like "The Philanthropist" won't continue?

-- Alan Pergament   

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Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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