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[12/10/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


BOUNTY BOYS (USA, New!) - Pete Tibbals and Eric Goldberg ("Kickin' It") have sold a potential comedy to the cable channel about "two friends - one who has perfected the slacker lifestyle and the other the ultimate type-A personality - who share an apartment in Venice and take on odd bounty hunting jobs to pay for their activities." They'll write and serve as co-executive producers for Fox Television Studios with Boardwalk Entertainment Group's Gary A. Randall and Timothy Scott Bogart executive producing. (Deadline.com)


LEGACY (FOX, New!) - Jason Ning ("Perception") has landed a potential drama at the network about two cops - Rome McCallan, who is a Texas Ranger, and Aldo Reyes, a Mexican Federale - whose families "have a long and contentious history." Gary A. Randall and Timothy Scott Bogart will executive produce alongside Ning via their Boardwalk Entertainment Group banner for ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)


LIFE HAPPENS! (ABC, New!) - Gary A. Randall and Timothy Scott Bogart have sold a potential dramedy to the Alphabet about "the interconnected lives of people who've become forced friends because their children have become best friends in a community created by the inescapable bond born from all having kids in the same school." ABC Studios is behind the hour, which Bogart will pen off a concept he created with fellow executive producer Randall via their Boardwalk Entertainment Group. (Deadline.com)


NEW GUY (FOX, New!) - Newcomer Shawn Wines has sold a single-camera comedy to the network about "a tragically average guy, living with his trust-fund roommate, across the hall from their beautiful neighbor." Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan is executive produce the Warner Bros. Television-based project, which Wines will write and serve as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


OPPOSING COUNSEL (NBC, New!) - Gary A. Randall and Timothy Scott Bogart have likewise booked a drama at the network about "two new junior associates, each working for opposing warring civil law firms, which are each led by one half of what used to be the most powerful legal couple in town, who find themselves battling law and love." Bogart once again will write the script based on a concept he created with fellow executive producer Randall for Boardwalk Entertainment Group. ABC Studios is producing. (Deadline.com)


REEDS, THE (The CW, New!) - Tony Spiridakis (FOX's "The Heights") has sold a new drama to the netlet about a family band thrust into the limelight who "must learn how to become stars and deal with all the good and bad that comes with fame, while struggling to keep their family intact." He'll write and executive produce alongside Boardwalk Entertainment Group's Gary A. Randall and Timothy Scott Bogart for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC has passed on its second take on the John Leguizamo-led comedy pilot "Kings of Van Nuys," an import of the U.K. series "Only Fools and Horses" (Deadline.com); Eliza Dushku will star opposite Adam Rayner in Jesse Alexander and Simon West's proposed update of "The Saint," which original star Roger Moore has been added as a co-producer (Deadline.com); Robert Patrick's Jackson Herveaux, the father of Joe Manganiello's Alcide, has been upped to series regular on "True Blood" (Deadline.com); Andrew Scher has been upped to executive producer on "The Doctors" (Variety.com); Brenda Song will recur on "New Girl" as "an intense and hugely competitive young woman who dislikes quitters and becomes interested" in Lamorne Morris's Winston (EW.com);

Ice-T will make a cameo on the final episode of "30 Rock" (@FINALLEVEL); Larry Hagman's J.R. Ewing will be laid to rest on the March 11 episode of "Dallas" following the actor's death last month (TVLine.com); Ever Carradine is bound for "Bones" as a working class single mother whose child's friend was recently murdered (TVLine.com); Sarah Jane Morris will drop by "Body of Proof" as "a flight attendant who figures prominently in the wake of an airline tragedy" (TVLine.com); RuPaul Charles will guest on "Happy Endings" as "Alex and Jane's regular hairdresser" who agrees to take on Max (TVLine.com); and Brighton Sharbin has been cast as a young Abby Sciuto on an upcoming episode of "NCIS" (TVLine.com).






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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· BONES (FOX)
· BOUNTY BOYS (USA)
· DALLAS (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOCTORS, THE (SYNDICATION)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· KICKIN' IT (DISNEY XD)
· KINGS OF VAN NUYS (ABC)
· LEGACY (FOX)
· LIFE HAPPENS! (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· NEW GUY (FOX)
· OPPOSING COUNSEL (NBC)
· PERCEPTION (TNT)
· REEDS, THE (CW)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)









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