[06/27/11 - 10:49 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 27 Updates include: Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson land roles on "The Walking Dead"; Tom Sizemore to visit CBS's "Hawaii Five-0"; and Sheldon Turner, Jennifer Klein form Vendetta banner.
[12/14/10 - 05:35 AM] The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," "The Walking Dead" are up for Best Drama; "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Big C," "Glee," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie" to duel for Best Comedy.
[10/08/10 - 06:33 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 8 Updates include: Al Pacino to play Phil Spector for HBO; Donald Todd leads "Zits," "True Detectives" adaptations for CBS; and Angus T. Jones lands a raise on "Two and a Half Men."
[08/04/09 - 08:09 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, August 4 Updates include: Paula Abdul departs "American Idol"; D.B. Sweeney lands on arc on CBS's "Criminal Minds"; and Swoosie Kurtz to recur on Lifetime's "Rita Rocks."
[07/22/09 - 06:41 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, July 22 Updates include: Sasha Pieterse set for ABC's "Hank"; David Zabel returns to NBC with put pilot order; and TV Guide Channel to pay $200,000 per episode for "Ugly Betty's" off-network run.
[07/13/09 - 06:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 13 Updates include: Ryan Seacrest inks massive overall deal with 19 Entertainment; "Parenthood's" Maura Tierney speaks about her health issue; and Susan Sarandon and John Goodman join HBO's biopic of Jack Kevorkian.
[05/26/09 - 06:40 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, May 26 Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama signs with RelativityReal; Al Pacino to play Dr. Jack Kevorkian for HBO; and E!, Style set their remaining summer premieres.
[10/26/07 - 03:37 PM] Development Update: Week of October 22-26 Updates include: CMT, MTV and VH1 to all "Name That Tune," Debmar-Mercury to revive "Trivial Pursuit," FOX eyes a "Prison Break" spin-off and loads of new casting news!
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, January 2010) In 1990, Dr. Jack Kevorkian (aka Dr. Death) astonished the world as he took the end of life debate head on with his "Mercy Machine" and performed his first assisted suicide. Starring Al Pacino in a film by Barry Levinson, this HBO Films presentation follows Kevorkian as he builds his infamous Mercitron and starts a media frenzy with his epic legal battles defending a patient's right to die. Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Danny Huston and Brenda Vaccaro also star. An HBO Films Presentation of a Levinson/Fontana Production in Association with Bee Holder Productions and Cine Mosaic Productions; written by Adam Mazer; executive producers, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Steve Lee Jones, and Glenn Rigberg; producer Scott Ferguson. Debuts in spring 2010.