[03/06/13 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 6 Updates include: Scott Bakula returns to TNT in Geena Davis-led pilot; Sara Gilbert joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS; and Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall to star in "Do It Yourself" at TBS.
[03/05/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 5 Updates include: Ben McKenzie to star in "The Advocates" at CBS; Matt Lanter tapped for lead in The CW's "Oxygen"; and ABC asks for yet another episode of "Shark Tank."
[03/04/13 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 4 Updates include: Naveen Andrews to get "Reckless" at ABC; Alexis Bledel joins FOX's "Friends & Family"; and Benjamin Stockham cast as title role in NBC's "About a Boy."
[02/27/13 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 27 Updates include: David Spade, Rachael Harris report for "Bad Management" at ABC; FOX snags Anthony LaPaglia for "Boomerang"; and Chyler Leigh joins "Holding Patterns" at NBC.
[02/26/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 26 Updates include: Cam Gigandet to star in CBS's "Reckless"; Brittany Snow joins "To My Assistant" at FOX; and Martin Short is in talks to join NBC's "The John Mulaney Show."
[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 25 Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."
[02/21/13 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 21 Updates include: Mira Sorvino marries "Gaffigan" at CBS; Robbie Amell joins "The Tomorrow People" at The CW; and Nicole Beharie reports to FOX's "Sleepy Hollow."
[02/19/13 - 11:38 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 19 Updates include: Tricia Helfer to lead ABC's "Killer Women"; Ari Graynor tapped as "Bad Teacher" for CBS; and Michael Peña to search for "The List" at FOX.
[02/12/13 - 11:28 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 12 Updates include: NBC rolls back "Up All Night" revival; the BBC nixes "The Hour"; and Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals and Billy Campbell land pilots.
[01/29/13 - 11:05 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, January 29 Updates include: ABC adds four drams to its pilot roster; NBC lands comedy "Brenda Forever"; and Warner Bros. gives "Entourage" feature the green light.
[08/17/12 - 11:02 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 17 Updates include: Majandra Delfino joins NBC's "The Office" spin-off; Tad Quill books David Walton-led comedy at CBS; and Kelly Rowland to topline BET's "What Would Dylan Do?"
STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/9/13
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2013) Frankenstein. Jekyll and Hyde. Dorian Gray. Dracula. Gothic literature's most iconic characters step out of the shadows of the past and into a sexy modern soap. Welcome to Gothica, a modern city where an ancient struggle between good and evil is being fought. Grace Van Helsing (Janet Montgomery, MADE IN NEW JERSEY) has come home to Gothica one last time to visit her brother Chris, editor of their family's Guardian Newspaper and crusader against the soul-less power brokers that control this city. When her brother is killed on the eve of implicating enigmatic recluse Clayton Drax in the murder of their parents some 10 years earlier, Grace embarks on a dark and dangerous investigation of the truth that exposes the sinister underbelly of Gothica's founding families. The Van Helsing family has made a lot of enemies who all have a motive for murder. Included are Victor Frankenstein (Tom Ellis), Grace's former love, a brilliant scientist on the verge of macabre discovery; Dorian Gray (Chris Egan, LETTERS TO JULIET), a hedonistic playboy with a shrouded past; Henry Jekyll, a once prominent and now broken man whose career was destroyed by a Guardian expose; and of course, the most powerful man in Gothica: Clayton Drax who may be controlling all of them through his emissary, the seductive Fiona Hunter. Step over to the sexy dark side of GOTHICA where evil, obsession and revenge won't stay buried for long. Unravel the mystery of this thrilling new drama from Executive Producer Mark Gordon and written by Matt Lopez.