[08/23/13 - 11:38 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 23 Updates include: MTV's "Faking It" taps principal roles; Jack McGee, Joey McIntyre return for CBS's "The McCarthys"; and NBC to revive ABC's 2001 pilot "Me and My Needs."
[06/28/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, June 28 Updates include: NBC's "Assistance" extends cast options; ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" to wrap after its initial run; and "Glee" demotes quartet from series regulars.
[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, November 2013) With a little bit of science, a dash of con artistry, plus a smattering of Jedi mind tricks -- brothers Ross (Christian Slater) and Clark Edwards (Steve Zahn) can tailor a plan to influence any life-altering situation, thereby making their clients' dreams come true and their nightmares go away. They are partners in The Edwards Agency, an unusual business based on the belief that people's decisions are influenced by their environment in ways they're not aware. Clark is a former university professor and world-renowned expert in the fields of human behavior, psychology and motivation. But Clark has mood swings which are a result of him not taking his meds for a bipolar condition, sometimes resulting in quirky, manic episodes. Older brother Ross, a brilliant schemer recently out of prison after a two-year stint for fraud, has come up with the business model that he believes can make him and his team millions of dollars. Although his energy is infectious, his tactics can be questionable and his strategies border on the illegal. Now, if he can just avoid letting his manic brother from going off the rails... Their team of master manipulators include the serious Latrell Griffin (Cedric Sanders); the geeky, trust fund baby Miles Hood (Gregory Marcel); Samantha "Sam" Gordon (Jaime Ray Newman), an ex-con who Ross met during his court mandated group therapy and rehabilitation sessions; Megan Shane (Megalyn Echikunwoke), a former infomercial actress; and Beth Scott (Katherine Cunningham), Clark's former grad student with whom he had an affair. "Mind Games" stars Steve Zahn as Clark, Christian Slater as Ross, Megalyn Echikunwoke as Megan, Gregory Marcel as Miles, Jaime Ray Newman as Sam, and Cedric Sanders as Latrell. Written and executive-produced by Kyle Killen, the series is also executive-produced by Keith Redmon, Timothy Busfield and Donald Todd. "Mind Games" is a 20th Century Fox Television production.