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[06/28/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 28
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ASSISTANCE (NBC/Universal; W: Leslye Headland ; D: TBA) - Universal Television has extended the options on several cast members of the single-camera comedy pilot - about a magnetic hyperactive workaholic (Krysten Ritter) who tries to juggle the demands of her long-time boyfriend (Peter Cambor), her smug work-husband (Zach Cregger) and her powerful boss (Alfred Molina) - as well as asked for three more scripts. Vinette Robinson also stars in the half-hour, from Gary Sanchez Productions. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED ROSEANNE BARR PROJECT (NBC/Universal; W: Roseanne Barr & Linda Wallem; D: TBA) - A proposed multi-camera family comedy starring Roseanne Barr is reportedly near a straight-to-series 10-episode order with a 90-episode back order if a certain ratings mark is hit. Linda Wallem ("Nurse Jackie") is co-writing the half-hour, which stems from a development deal the comedian and her manager Steven Greener signed back in January. Should it move forward, the project would mark the studio's first stab at the 10/90 template. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC's new drama "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" will have no additional episodes ordered beyond its initial run, reportedly more than 13 but less than 22 episodes (EW.com); Sony Pictures Television has ended its efforts to find a new home for "Happy Endings" as its cast options expire on Monday (Deadline.com); Jessica Collins has booked a four-episode arc on "Revolution" as "a beautiful young woman of deep faith, whose winning humor and blazing intelligence capture the heart of one of [the] leading characters" (Deadline.com); Evan Katz is the latest "24" alum bound for the "Live Another Day" limited series as part of a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum, Jr. will no longer be billed as series regulars on "Glee" (TVLine.com);

Jace Alexander ("The Blacklist"), John Gray ("Reckless"), Ken Olin ("Sleepy Hollow"), Dan Lerner ("Lucky 7"), Timothy Busfield ("Mind Games"), Sam Hill ("Almost Human"), Jonas Pate ("Believe"), Deran Sarafian ("Star-Crossed") and Nelson McCormick ("Gang Related") have all been tapped as producing directors on the aforementioned series (Deadline.com); ABC has decided not renew Brian Malarkey's contract for season two of "The Taste" (Deadline.com); Pedro Pascal has been cast as Prince Oberyn Martell, better known as The Red Viper, on "Game of Thrones" (EW.com); Fred Armisen has confirmed his exit from "Saturday Night Live" (Splitsider.com); Juliet Rylance and Melissa George are both bound for the new season of "The Good Wife" (TVLine.com); and Rebecca Mader will guest on the final season of "Warehouse 13" in a top secret role (TVLine.com).






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