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[01/15/13 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 15
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!


UNTITLED JESSICA SIMPSON PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Jessica Simpson ("Fashion Star") is set to topline a potential single-camera comedy at the Peacock inspired by her own life. Nick Bakay will pen the proposed pilot presentation off a story he conceived with his wife, Robin. He'll also executive produce alongside Simpson, her father/manager Joe Simpson and Electus' Ben Silverman for Universal Television with the latter's Jimmy Fox also serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Oxygen has pulled the plug on its one-hour special "All My Babies' Mamas" following complaints from Change.org, The Parents Television Council and other organizations (Deadline.com); TNT has passed on its Mira Sorvino-led drama pilot "Trooper," which was previously filmed by CBS and since reshot for the cable channel (Deadline.com); Bethenny Frankel will guest on "The Neighbors" as "a businesswoman who offers to help launch Debbie Weaver's (Jami Gertz) handbag business" (EW.com); Debra Jo Rupp is set to visit "Hart of Dixie" as Wanda's "gin-loving mom who comes to Bluebell for a visit" (TVLine.com);

Audra McDonald will drop by "The Good Wife" as Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) "nemesis" from their days at Georgetown law school (THR.com); Scott Foley has landed an arc on "Scandal" in a top-secret role (TVLine.com); Keshia Knight Pulliam will guest on "Guys With Kids" as Marny's (Tempestt Bledsoe) "fun and irresponsible baby sister who comes to town for a few days on the heels of a bad break up" (TVGuide.com); Deborah Shelton and Cathy Podewell are among the latest "Dallas" alums set to appear on the show's farewell episode to J.R. Ewing (TVGuide.com); and Mark Moses will guest on "Blue Bloods" as "a racist, xenophobic talk-radio host who visits New York for a live broadcast of his show" (TVGuide.com).






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· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· DALLAS (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FASHION STAR (NBC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GUYS WITH KIDS (NBC)
· HART OF DIXIE (CW)
· NEIGHBORS, THE (ABC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· TROOPER (CBS)
· TROOPER (TNT)
· UNTITLED JESSICA SIMPSON PROJECT (NBC)









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