[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.
[02/27/07 - 12:54 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 27 Updates include: MTV adds six new series while Fred Willard, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott and Carrie-Anne Moss all land pilot gigs.
[02/26/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 26 Updates include: Christopher Guest to direct ABC's "The Thick of It," new roles for Eddie Cibrian, Jim Rash, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Paquin and more!
[02/15/07 - 12:21 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 15 Updates include: Lead roles in store for Parker Posey, Matthew Lillard, Anthony Anderson, Katheryn Winnick and Christopher Sieber plus new pilots from CBS and the CW.
[02/08/07 - 12:44 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 8 Updates include: Loads of casting news as leads are set for NBC's "Business Class," "Chuck" and "Journeyman" plus three new comedies get pilot orders from ABC.
[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.
[02/05/07 - 12:11 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 5 Updates include: Brooke Shields, Norbert Leo Butz, Eric Balfour all land pilots, plus new clearances for "UFC Wired" while the CW adds another drama pilot.
[01/26/07 - 12:17 AM] Development Update: Friday, January 26 Updates include: Directors line up on nearly a dozen pilots, plus Michael Vartan and Gabrielle Union score lead roles on separate ABC projects.
[01/08/07 - 12:14 AM] Development Update: Monday, January 8 Updates include: Three pilots get the green light at FOX while Kurtwood Smith joins the cast of Showtime's "Insatiable" and Hank Steinberg inks a massive overall deal with NBC Universal Television.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release) From executive producers Gary Tieche ("MDs"), John Eisendrath ("Playmakers," "Alias") and Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break") comes an irreverent, behind-thescenes look at the United States Supreme Court and the young people who help steer the country's future in response to some of the most complex issues of our time. Part legal drama and part twenty-something soap, the series follows six Supreme Court clerks America's best and brightest whose strong intelligence and ample egos are matched only by their active personal lives. They're dealing with hot-button issues in a pressure-cooker workplace, which means passions will run high. There's sexy overachiever HOLLY (Bridget Regan, "The Black Donnellys"); introverted do-gooder CLYDE (Zachary Knighton, "The Hitcher"); and Libertarian MARCUS (Leslie Odom Jr., "CSI: Miami," "Vanished"), who's as ambitious in the high court's chambers as he is between the sheets. When Marcus' reckless personal behavior threatens his standing in the court, an unlikely ally comes to his rescue. AMBER (Camille Guaty, "Prison Break," "The Nine") is faced with an impossible decision when an unplanned pregnancy threatens not only to derail her career plans, but forces her to choose between her conservative ex-boyfriend who is the father of her child, ALLEN (Luke MacFarland, "Brothers and Sisters"), a trust fund baby trying to prove he's more than just a legacy in the court; and her new love and fellow clerk, TOMMY (Shane West, "ER", "Once and Again"), a cocky bluecollar liberal who grew up on the streets of Brooklyn. Amber's decision not only affects her personally, but also alters the direction of the court when a shift in her beliefs helps sway moderate Justice SUZANNE MARY LYNCH's (Kate Burton, "Grey's Anatomy," "Rescue Me") opinion on an incredibly controversial matter. Under the guidance and watchful eye of Acting Chief Justice HENRY GREENBERG (Kurtwood Smith, "That 70s Show"), the clerks will work on provocative and sometimes offbeat cases, all while struggling to manipulate their friendships and their Justices in order to see their personal agendas prevail. Directed by Ian Toynton ("24," "The O.C."), SUPREME COURTSHIPS promises an intriguing glimpse into the professional and private lives of the best young legal minds in the country, as they come of age in America's highest court. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Adelstein Productions.