Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff is heading back to her roots.

The erstwhile Lizzie McGuire star has signed a deal with NBC to star in a new, yet-to-be-titled series, as well as make guest appearances on several of the Peacock's shows.

Duff will meet with various writers to hash out ideas for the sitcom, which will be produced by Universal Media Studios.

In the day's other major dealings:

Clint Eastwood is joining forces with Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks to helm The Hereafter, a supernatural thriller from Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan.

    Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman is in talks to helm Motorcade, a DreamWorks thriller about terrorists out to attack the president's motorcade in Los Angeles

      Quantum of Solace helmer Marc Forster is attached to direct World War Z, based on the best-selling book by Max (son of Mel) Brooks that imagines a world ravaged by war with flesh-eating zombies.

      Marvel Animation is developing and self-producing a 26-episode Thor cartoon series, timed to air after the feature-film version hits theaters in 2010.

      President-elect Barack Obama will give his first postelection TV interview to 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft Sunday afternoon in Chicago. The segment will air that night.

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