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[04/30/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 30
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO, New!) - Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's proposed eight-part drama has found a home at the pay channel. Writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga are behind the Anonymous Content-based project, which is described as "an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames [which] centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana." It's understood said freshman run will resolve its central mystery with subsequent seasons using same structure but use new characters and story. Production presumably will begin later this year with Richard Brown and Steve Golin executive producing alongside Pizzolatto and Fukunaga with Bard Dorros also receiving a producing credit. Pizzolatto has also signed a development deal with the network for other projects. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - David McCallum has closed a new two-year deal with CBS Television to continue on "NCIS" next season, leaving Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray as the show's only unsigned co-stars (Deadline.com); ABC is reportedly mulling a 13-episode sixth and final season for "Private Practice" (Deadline.com); Faith Prince and Madchen Amick will both drop by "Drop Dead Diva" beginning with the show's seventh episode this season (TVGuide.com); Bree Williamson has been tapped as a new series regular on Syfy's "Haven" (BlogTalkRadio.com); and NBC is "contemplating an early rollout for a number of series" - including the Matthew Perry-led "Go On" and season two of "Grimm" - following its Olympics coverage in August (Deadline.com).






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DROP DEAD DIVA (LIFETIME)
· GO ON (NBC)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HAVEN (SYFY)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)









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[04/22/14 - 10:53 AM]
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[04/22/14 - 10:50 AM]
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