Nancy DrewTV criminals stealing old clocks or hiding in old attics had better watch out .... for Nancy Drew.

CBS is developing a "contemporary take on the character from the iconic book series" as a potential series. The project features a thirtysomething Nancy, who is "a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world."

"Grey's Anatomy" writers and executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater are on board to pen the script.

Nancy Drew first appeared in books in the 1930s. The novels were written by multiple authors under the name Carolyn Keene, and have been adapted for the big and small screens a number of times. Previous attempts at a TV show include: "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries," which ran from 1977-79; a short-lived '90s series, canceled midway through its first season; and a 2002 TV movie starring Maggie Lawson.

This new attempt to bring Nancy Drew to television continues the trend of reboots and revivals. This season has already seen the premieres of "The Muppets," "Heroes Reborn," "Minority Report," and "Limitless"; we still have "Prison Break," "The X-Files," "Twin Peaks," and "Rush Hour" yet to come. And there are plans for new versions of "MacGyver," "The Notebook," and "The A-Team."

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