TVLine Items: HBO Orders Pilot From Lost Boss, Community Premiere Trends and More!

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HBO has given a pilot order to The Leftovers, a drama project from Lost boss Damon Lindelof and author Tom Perrotta, Vulture reports.

Based on the 2011 novel of the same name, the prospective series examines life on Earth after a Rapture-like event occurs.

Lindelof will co-write and executive-produce the pilot with Perrotta, and also will act as showrunner should HBO move forward with the series.

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• Community not only returned Thursday night with a ratings boost — it was a Twitter-trending-topic monster! Between the East and West Coast airings of the NBC comedy’s Season 4 premiere, more than 20 hashtags trended across the United States, including #WhoWillWinTheHungerDeans, #CoolCoolCool, #ThisIsOct19, #TroyAndAbedBackFromSummer, #AmericanSwordCooks and #FredWillard. Additionally, #NewJeff and #Chang also enjoyed some worldwide trending time.

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Michael Rooker, who plays The Walking Dead‘s Merle, is set to appear in Mythbusters’ upcoming zombie-themed episode, EW.com reports. The installment will test which weapons are really best to kill the undead.

• IFC has renewed the star-studded, improv-based Comedy Bang! Bang! for a 20-episode second season.

The UK’s ITV has picked up the Jeremy Piven-starring period drama Mr. Selfridge for a 10-episode second season, per Deadline.

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