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[02/17/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 17
Updates include: Michael Vartan joins TNT's "Time Heals"; Geoff Stults heads to ABC's "Happy Town" and Martin Henderson goes "Inside the Box" for ABC.

[06/12/07 - 09:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (ABC)

[05/18/07 - 05:15 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 14-18
Updates include: HBO details the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Anatomy of Hope," Regency Television to shop around ABC's "Mr & Mrs. Smith" while "Big Love" is set to shoot a trio of three-to-five minute mini-episodes for HBO on Demand.

[04/20/07 - 05:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20
Updates include: NBC sends fresh dramas into development, Comedy Central to not "Understand" Michael Ian Black while "Desperate Housewives" and "Ghost Whisperer" staff up for next season.

[03/23/07 - 06:49 PM]
2007 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 13 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/21/07 - 03:10 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
Updates include: Pilots for two of "Battlestar Galactica's" ladies, changes ahead on ABC's "American Inventor" and the usual casting round-up.

[02/12/07 - 12:41 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 12
Updates include: Fran Kranz, Ana Claudia Talancon and Louise Lombard all set as pilot leads, plus casting news on seven other projects.

[02/06/07 - 12:27 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 6
Updates include: Leads set for ABC's "Pushing Daisies" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" while Cole Hauser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Kirstie Alley all book pilot roles.

[02/02/07 - 12:32 AM]
Development Update: Friday, February 2
Updates include: Castings continue on various pilots, new overall deals for Ken Olin and "Mother's" creators plus "Dr. Keith Albow" gets the hook.

[02/01/07 - 12:34 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 1
Updates include: New pilot orders from ABC and FOX plus ABC finds its "Mrs. Smith" and Laurie Metcalf to play "Virgin" for Lifetime.

[01/02/07 - 12:11 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 2
Updates include: ABC greenlights "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," comedian Alex Reymundo lands Showtime deal; and writer/producer Josh Safran books two scripts.

[03/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update Special: Abc, NBC Release Pilot Descriptions

[01/31/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: January 31







MR. & MRS. SMITH (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/31/06 - 2/17/09
STATUS:
previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
cast options extended by studio
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release) In an exciting first for network television the original creators of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Swingers) and Simon Kirnberg (X-Men: The Last Stand), personally transform their hit film into a hotly anticipated TV series. Continuing the success of the worldwide blockbuster, this sexy, fun, escapist series is highlighted by witty banter, amazing stunts and stunning special effects. It is six months later. John and Jane Smith are living undercover as an ordinary professional couple in the suburbs, where no one suspects that they each work as gadget-wielding super-spies for top secret intelligence firms. For security reasons, John and Jane can never truly confide in one another. But what their relationship lacks in communication, it makes up for in intensity. Because when you're not sure if your partner will survive the next day, each moment is that much more passionate... Jordana Brewster (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and Martin Henderson (The Ring) make the roles their own as they defy death each week on new global missions. Audiences everywhere will fall for this dazzling duo all over again, as John and Jane prove that the pursuit of love is the most dangerous mission of all.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bridgette Wilson-Sampras as Ann Burr Clevenger
· Jordana Brewster as Jane Smith
· Julia Ormond as Mother
· Martin Henderson as John Smith
· Rebecca Mader as Jordan
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dave Bartis as EP
· Doug Liman as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Simon Kinberg as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Dutch Oven Productions
· Regency Television