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[07/12/13 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 12
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!


DIVIDE & CONQUER (USA/UCP; W: Peter Ocko; D: TBA) - Greg Grunberg and Diane Farr are set to topline the pilot, a family comedy about love, support, attention and all the other things parents do to mess up their kids. They'll play said clan's parents: "Evan is a daydreamer-turned-patent attorney who believes modern-day families are over-parenting their kids, and Charlotte is a career woman-turned-stay-at-home mom who's trying to help her kids navigate growing up." (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED LINDSAY LOHAN PROJECT (OWN, New!) - Lindsay Lohan is set to sit down with Oprah Winfrey in an interview set to tape and air in August. In addition, the much-ballyhooed actress will star in an eight-part documentary series for the network, due in 2014. No auspices however were given for the project. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Mark Tinker has joined NBC's "Chicago PD" as an executive producer/in-house director (Deadline.com); Justin Hartley will recur on "Revenge" as the long-lost son of Madeline Stowe's Victoria (EOnline.com); Raul Esparza's Rafael Barba has been upped to series regular on "Law & Order: SVU" (Deadline.com); Justin Lin and Bruno Wu's Perfect Storm Entertainment is developing a TV series based on material written by iconic actor Bruce Lee (Deadline.com); Olga Fonda has booked an arc on "The Vampire Diaries" as "the fearless, worldly, guarded and vengeance-seeking Nadia" (TVLine.com); Virginia Madsen is likewise bound for Lifetime's "Witches of East End" as Penelope Gardiner, the mother of Eric Winter's Dash (TVLine.com); Anne Heche will visit "The Michael J. Fox Show" as "the new anchor at NBC 4, the New York station where Fox's character Mike is returning to work" (EW.com); and Henry Ian Cusick will guest on "Hawaii Five-0" as "a tough, fearless and ruthless member of a terrorist group" (TVLine.com).






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· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVIDE & CONQUER (USA)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LINDSAY (OWN)
· MICHAEL J FOX SHOW, THE (NBC)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· WITCHES OF EAST END (LIFETIME)





[02/16/18 - 11:49 PM]
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