[05/08/14 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - Odds & Ends Updates include: USA passes on its three remaining pilots; AMC's "Better Call Saul" adds trio; and Dan Goor, Jenna Bans, Patrick Massett and John Zinman all ink overall deals.
[12/04/13 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 4 Updates include: Robert Wisdom joins Paul Giamatti in FX's "Hoke"; Alan Ruck, Byron Mann report to "The Novice" at USA; and Nate Mooney first to board NBC's "Odyssey."
[11/04/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 4 Updates include: NBC halts production on "Crisis"; Laura Ramsey tapped as lead on VH1's "Hindsight"; and Gael García Bernal is the first cast in Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."
[10/31/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 31 Updates include: Shane Coffey, Matt Passmore to lead USA pilots; Nico Tortorella joins MTV's "Eye Candy"; and "The Real" a go for a nationwide rollout next fall.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/8/14
DESCRIPTION: (from USA's press release, October 2013) NOVICE (working title) -- It's no secret that today's college graduates face the most difficult job market ever. The drama NOVICE takes the audience on the journey of a young man who finds that his true calling may be a life of crime. After repeatedly trying to break into corporate America, Kyle Jones returns home to his economically struggling family and his high school restaurant job, but minimum wage isn't going to help with his family's debt. So, while it is out of necessity that he seizes an unexpected opportunity to make money with a Korean crime family, it appears that this new life may have its perks as well. NOVICE is written by Joe and Tony Gayton, the creators of "Hell on Wheels," and executive produced by the 21 Laps/Adelstein team of Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy, and Becky Clements and New Wave Entertainment's Matt Ochacher. The project is from FOX 21.