· Sam Raimi is executive producing Spartacus for Starz, a gladiator drama whose look and tone will owe more to 300 than it will to the 1960 Kirk Douglas movie. So it won't be suggestively homoerotic, but rather overtly homoerotic. We're seeing plenty of cross-promotional broadcast potential on Starz sister-channel, Gayz! [THR] · Warners has bought the rights to Japanese anime movie Ninja Scroll. The rights to commenter scroll_lock's life story, however, are still available, and would make a compelling action/suicider. [Variety] · The economy is affecting your quality of life in ways you hadn't even thought of: It's being fingered as the reason a group of struggling new shows like Knight Rider, Private Practice, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles have been given full-season pickups. [THR] After the jump: Is it a Dr. No or a Dr. Yes? Chinese weigh in on the new Bond film.· A&E has picked up a second season of Benjamin Bratt series The Cleaner. [THR] · The People's Glorious Bureau of Cinematic Cleansing has deemed Quantum of Solace appropriate for Chinese eyes, as the latest Bond film will screen in that country without a single edit. [Variety]