[05/30/13 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 30 Updates include: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey confirm exits from "American Idol"; Jenna Elfman in talks for NBC's "The Family Guide"; and Ashley Madekwe to depart ABC's "Revenge."
[05/16/13 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 16 Updates include: "Silicon Valley" latest to series at HBO; USA "unlikely" to pick up ABC's "Happy Endings"; and The CW is casting for its Samantha Jones on "The Carrie Diaries."
[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 18 Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.
[03/11/13 - 11:43 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 11 Updates include: John Malkovich to play Blackbeard in NBC's "Crossbones"; Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins to lead A&E's "Occult"; and Kathryn Morris, Skeet Ulrich return to CBS in pilots.
[03/08/13 - 11:32 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 8 Updates include: Shawn Hatosy to get "Reckless" at CBS; Chris D'Elia to topline NBC's "Undateable"; and ABC orders three more episodes of "Celebrity Wife Swap."
[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."
[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 20 Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.
[01/25/13 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 25 Updates include: J.J. Abrams-produced dramas get green light at FOX, NBC; The CW adds three dramas to its pilot lineup; and FOX halts production on "Ben & Kate."
[09/04/12 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, September 4 Updates include: CBS lands small screen take on "Beverly Hills Cops"; Kevin Weisman, Nate Torrence join HBO's "Hell Ladies"; and David Hudgins to import "Injustice" for NBC.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) Clark (Steve Zahn) and Ross (Christian Slater) Edwards are brothers and partners in a unique agency committed to solving clients' problems using the hard science of psychological manipulation. Clark is a former professor and a world-renowned expert in the field of human behavior. But he has a checkered history due to bipolar disorder, which sometimes results in quirky, manic episodes. Older brother Ross is a slick con man who has spent time in prison. Each in their own way knows what makes people tick. Drawing from the most cutting edge research in psychology, they can a tailor a plan to influence any situation. It's a little bit science, a little bit con artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks. The brothers, along with their team of master manipulators, are offering clients an alternative to fate. "Mind Games" stars Steve Zahn ("Treme") as Clark, Christian Slater ("True Romance") as Ross, Megalyn Echikunwoke ("CSI: Miami") as Megan, Cedric Sanders ("The Social Network") as Latrell, Gregory Marcel ("The Good Shepherd") as Miles and Wynn Everett ("The Newsroom") as Claire. Written and executive-produced by Kyle Killen, the series is also executive-produced by Keith Redman. "Mind Games" is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Miguel Sapochnik directed the pilot.