[04/09/09 - 06:02 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 9 Updates include: HBO renews "Eastbound & Down"; Melora Hardin to play female lead on FX's "Lights Out"; and "Prison Break: The Final Break" set for DVD.
[04/03/09 - 06:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 3 Updates include: Vince Gilligan, David Zabel set at Sony; Showtime passes on two pilots; and The CW completes casting on its "Melrose Place" revival.
[12/18/08 - 06:42 PM] Development Update: Thursday, December 18 Updates include: HBO gives "Hung" a series commitment; Kristin Chenoweth joins David E. Kelley's "Legally Mad" at NBC; and Michael Chiklis to develop "House of Cards" at FX.
[11/26/08 - 06:23 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, November 26 Updates include: David Hornsby the latest to go "Nowhere" for FOX; Jason Butler Harner feels "Effects" for Showtime; and Gabrielle Union to reteam with Frank Spotnitz for NBC.
[11/21/08 - 06:43 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 21 Updates include: Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard close deals to bring "Arrested" to the big screen; Horatio Sanz reports for "Motherhood" duty at ABC; and Jason London has "Possible Side Effects" for Showtime.
[09/30/08 - 06:53 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, September 30 Updates include: Spike TV eyes "Peep Show"; FOX looks for "Good Vibes" with David Gordon Green; and Ellen Burstyn joins Showtime's "Possible Side Effects."
[02/15/08 - 05:25 PM] Development Update: Week of February 11-15 Updates include: "24," "Ugly Betty" and "Womens Murder Club" all see behind-the-scenes chanegs; MyNetworkTV says goodbye to "IFL Battleground"; and FX slates a return date for "The Riches."
[10/05/07 - 04:41 PM] Development Update: Week of October 1-5 Updates include: J.J. Abrams lands pilots at ABC and FOX, Abdul says no to season two of Bravo's "Hey Paula," Mark Burnett lines up "Jingles" at CBS and Comedy Central says goodbye to "The Showbiz Show With David Spade."
[03/07/07 - 12:49 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 7 Updates include: Loads of casting news, including pilots for Holly Robinson Peete, Tawny Cypress, Nikki Reed, Marisa Tomei and Tim Daly.
STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from Showtime's press release) Josh Lucas has been cast in POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, a one hour drama pilot for Showtime written, directed and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Tim Robbins. Scheduled to begin production in New York City in the fourth quarter, the project focuses on three brothers who preside over a family-run pharmaceutical business, headed up by Max Hunt, played by Lucas. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Daniel Thomas and Bill Finkelstein also executive produce, with Lucas serving as producer. Robbins will not be appearing in the pilot.