[11/02/07 - 05:50 PM] Development Update: Week of October 29-November 2 Updates include: Joss Whedon returns to FOX with "Dollhouse"; new deals for Tyra Banks, Matt Olmstead and Richard Shepard; plus Justin Bruening to topline NBC's "Knight Rider."
[09/14/07 - 08:45 PM] Development Update: Week of September 10-14 Updates include: Jason Katims to help out on NBC's "Bionic Woman," TBS to extend "My Boys," FOX begins casting "The Oaks" and A&E issues another cast-contingent pilot order.
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's web site) Time for all the "wiseguys" to step aside for the "wisegal" in a mob movie like no other. From Executive Producer Joe Pistone, the real-life "Donnie Brasco," comes a true story offering the female take on life in the Mafia. Patty Montanari, widowed at a young age, takes a page from the neighborhood Mafioso and turns to selling contraband cigarettes to support her three sons. Patty then begins a romance with mobster Frank Russo, who recognizes her business savvy and gives her a nightclub to manage. Before long, she gets promoted even higher up in the ranks. She becomes a big-time money courier for "the family." And although she's living the high life, Patty soon becomes disenchanted with the mob especially when she fears that her sons may end up "wiseguys" one day. But everyone knows getting out of the mob ain't easy especially when you're working for the boss of one of New York's five biggest crime families. See how Patty tries to break free without losing her life.