[07/24/07 - 11:38 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Apostles, The" (FOX)

[06/15/07 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Week of June 11-15
Updates include: "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas to run ABC's "Miss/Guided," Donald Trump brings "Lady or a Tramp" to FOX, MTV renews "Laguna Beach" and "Run's House" plus a host of casting news.

[03/20/07 - 05:06 PM]
2007 FOX Program Development Guide - Drama Series
FOX details its 10 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/12/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Monday, March 12
Updates include: ABC adds NASCAR series, CBS lands "Fugly" leads and FOX taps new "General" lead.

[03/02/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: Geico's cavemen to star in new ABC comedy while Amber Tamblyn, Krista Allen, Robert Vaughn and Laura Harris all land pilot roles.

[02/28/07 - 12:11 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 28
Updates include: James Caan and Nikki Cox leave "Las Vegas," HBO greenlights "Generation Kill" and plenty of pilot casting news.

[02/27/07 - 12:54 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 27
Updates include: MTV adds six new series while Fred Willard, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott and Carrie-Anne Moss all land pilot gigs.

[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 22
Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.

[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 21
Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.

[02/20/07 - 12:39 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 20
Updates include: "Sleeper Cell" reaches its end, Melinda Clarke joins CBS's "The Man" and other casting news.

[01/22/07 - 12:19 AM]
Development Update: Monday, January 22
Updates include: HBO gives series orders to "12 Miles of Bad Road" and "In Treatment," plus ABC and FOX add new pilots.

1/22/07 - 7/24/07
previously in development (2007-2008 season)
ordered to pilot
(from FOX's press release) When you live every day knowing it could be your last, you live that much more intensely. THE APOSTLES is a series about the private lives of cops who share side-by-side dwellings at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Simi Valley, a suburban enclave just north of Los Angeles. It's about their dreams and passions, their lies and secrets. Young officer JOHN "PREACHER" CALHOUN (Keith Robinson, "Dreamgirls," "Over There") is a committed Christian in a godless world, fighting to protect his belief system and madly in love with new bride KELLY (Meghan Markle, "CSI: NY"), a former dancer he "saved" from the mean streets. Living next door to the Calhouns is a couple who've been married forever, colorful "IRON MIKE" BRINJAK (Grayson McCouch, "As the World Turns") and his wife DEE (Leslie Hope, "Commander in Chief," "24"). Mike's a dinosaur in an evolving police department, loved by everyone in the department but feeling increasingly unloved at home as Dee finishes law school and reenters the workplace after years as a devoted wife and mother. The split-level next door is home to young married cops PETER (Shawn Hatosy, "Factory Girl") and ERIN (Yara Martinez, "The Hitcher") McBRIDE. A new baby in the house only adds to the fragility of their eggshell-thin relationship. Peter, on the edge, is harboring deep secrets. Meanwhile, Erin's career is skyrocketing; promoted over her husband, she's now a detective. The job is a dream-come-true for Erin until her lieutenant and mentor, CHRISTINE RYDELL (Jessalyn Gilsig, "Heroes", "Nip/Tuck"), stirs up trouble in the neighborhood by using the police investigation into the death of her own ex-husband to force Erin into questioning her friends, neighbors and even her husband, Peter. As viewers will quickly learn, something terrifying is brewing behind this peaceful facade. It seems the deadly danger of the streets has followed the heroes home. Written and executive-produced by Chuck Pratt ("Desperate Housewives," "Melrose Place") and directed by David McNally ("Justice," "Coyote Ugly"), THE APOSTLES comes from 20th Century Fox Television.
· Grayson McCouch as "Iron Mike" Brinjak
· Jessalyn Gilsig as Christine Rydell
· Keith Robinson as John "Preacher" Calhoun
· Leslie Hope as Dee Brinjak
· Meghan Markle as Kelly Calhoun
· Shawn Hatosy as Peter McBride
· Yara Martinez as Erin McBride
· Chuck Pratt as CRTR/EP
· David McNally as DIR (Pilot)
· drama
· 20th Century Fox Television