Sorry, ‘One Tree Hill’ fans, but Bethany Joy Lenz and her singing talents won’t be coming to the small screen again, since E! has passed on its ‘Songbyrd’ pilot starring the actress.
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The music-themed drama, originally developed for NBC, was created/executive-produced by Krista Vernoff (‘Grey’s Anatomy), with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (‘Smash’) also acting as exec-producers.
It focused on songwriter Lauren Byrd (Lenz) who was loosely based on hitmaker Diane Warren. Lauren was said to be known for her love songs and even worked alongside her sister Mickey, played by Rumer Willis.
‘Songbyrd’ was one of E!’s first two scripted pilots, the other being ‘The Royals’ with Elizabeth Hurley that was just ordered to series. This series will center around a fictional British Royal family as they live out their lives in modern-day London.