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[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:

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!


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).






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· 90210 (CW)
· BOB'S NEW HEART SHOW (FOX)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DO NOT DISTURB (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· VEGAS (CBS)
· WE ARE MEN (CBS)





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