[03/08/12 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 8 Updates include: Neal McDonough to lead "L.A. Noir" at TNT; Julie Benz joins Syfy's "Defiance"; and Britney Spears in talks to join FOX's "The X Factor."
DESCRIPTION: (from Hallmark's press release, August 2012) When a small-town music teacher hires a handsome southern singing sensation to perform at their annual Strawberry Festival, she finds herself falling for the crooner despite his bad boy reputation. The World Premiere of "Strawberry Summer," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original is Saturday, August 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). "Strawberry Summer" features an original song composed by Nathan Furst and Trevor Donovan with lyrics by Gary Goldstein. Veteran funny ladies, Emmy(R) and two-time Golden Globe(R) winning actress Shelley Long ("Cheers") and Golden Globe(R) nominated actress Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley") star alongside Julie Mond ("Love Begins," "Love's Everlasting Courage") and Trevor Donovan ("90210") in a romantic summer story.