[03/14/11 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 14 Updates include: Kristin Chenoweth joins ABC's "Good Christian Bitches"; "No Ordinary Family's" Julie Benz books CBS pilot; and Leslie Hope to visit ABC's "The River."
[03/11/11 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 11 Updates include: Jon Dore, Paget Brewster on board NBC's "Experiment"; Scott Foley is "The Doctor's" son at CBS; and Tom Sizemore plans "Exit Strategy" at FOX.
[03/02/11 - 10:44 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 2 Updates include: Kyle Bornheimer, Martin Henderson land pilots in second position; Sarah Paulson to topline Kari Lizer's NBC comedy; and Alexandra Breckenridge to star in The CW's "Cooper & Stone."
[03/01/11 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 1 Updates include: Greg Berlanti, Adam F. Goldberg ink overall deals; "Off the Map's" Rachelle Lefevre cast in NBC's "The Crossing"; and Leslie Bibb, Annie Potts are "Good Christian Bitches" for ABC.
[02/11/11 - 10:31 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 11 Updates include: Stockard Channing reports to NBC's "17th Precinct"; Rob Riggle booked for "Home Game" at CBS; and Michael Rosenbaum to return for "Smallville's" series finale.
[09/10/10 - 06:43 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 10 Updates include: recastings hit "Law & Order" franchises; John Glenn to bring "Identity" to ABC; and Bob Kushell lands scripts at FOX, NBC.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) "The best way to do something bad is to do it as someone else." In a world where anonymity is power, just living your life makes you the perfect target. A sophisticated new breed of identity thieves is destroying the lives of ordinary citizens, but now a dedicated task force has been recruited to drag these faceless criminals into the light and bring them to justice. While average law enforcement is helpless to stop cutting-edge identity theft, the Identity Crimes Division (ICD) is anything but average. And the crimes they're fighting take identity theft to the extreme. Hard-edged, straight-laced detective Anthony Wareing (Orlando Jones), tough, former undercover agent John Bloom (Colin O'Donoghue) and Special Agent in Charge Martha Adams (Angela Bassett) lead the team charged with taking down the criminals that no one else has a chance of catching. Hand selected, their colorful team also includes a smooth talker and tech whiz to get the job done. Every episode is a shocking look into an all-too-real world, where victims' lives spin suddenly and dangerously out of control in a nanosecond. Identity thieves can be anyone, operating from anywhere. Their weapon is information and once they're in your life ... they're in full control. No one is safe, but with the ICD, at least we have a fighting chance. From visionary, hit-making executive producer Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Saving Private Ryan) comes a wake-up call to America. This smart, thrilling character-driven procedural, shows law enforcement that will do whatever it takes to protect everything we have and everything we are.