[01/02/13 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 2 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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BOB'S NEW HEART SHOW (FOX, New!) - Ben Wexler ("Community") has sold a potential single-camera comedy to the network about "a young hotshot doctor who, after receiving a heart transplant, re-evaluates his life and takes over the small family practice in the working-class neighborhood where he grew up." Conan O'Brien's Warner Bros. Television-based Conaco is behind the half-hour with David Kissinger and Jeff Ross also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)EX MEN (CBS) - Jerry O'Connell ("Do Not Disturb") has booked the remaining principal role on the single-camera comedy pilot, about twentysomething Carter (Chris Smith), who finds camaraderie living among three more experienced men he meets in a short-term rental complex. He'll play one of them, Stuart, "a feisty conservative and a successful OB/GYN with a booming practice who is in the middle of his second painful divorce." Rebecca Breeds, Kal Penn and Tony Shalhoub also star in the CBS Television Studios-based The Tannenbaum Co. project, from creator Rob Greenberg. (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Lesley Nicol will guest on "Once Upon a Time" in a yet-to-be-revealed role while Sonequa Martin-Green will also turn up as "a charming and likable woman who's secretly highly ambitious and a fearless leader driven to get what she wants" (@JoshDallas,EW.com); Merrin Dungey is bound for "90210" as a sympathetic therapist assigned to counsel" Matt Lanter's Liam (TVLine.com); Sandra Bernhard will play a driver's ed teacher in an upcoming episode of "The Neighbors"(TVLine.com); Jon Favreau is set to helm one of the closing episodes of "The Office"(TVLine.com); Nia Vardalos and Harold Perrineau are among the latest faces to guest on "Law & Order: SVU"(TVGuide.com); and Anna Camp will guest on "Vegas" as a rising starlet who's come two Sin City four her big break (@CBSTweet).