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[05/31/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 31
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!


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Private Practice" co-star Kate Walsh will depart the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off after 13 episodes of its upcoming sixth season (Deadline.com); Thomas Jane is in talks to play mobster Bugsy Siegel on TNT's "L.A. Noir" should the period drama pilot be ordered to series (THR.com); "Castle" executive producer Laurie Zaks has inked a one-year overall deal with ABC Studios where she'll develop new series projects under her new Second Season banner (Deadline.com); IFC will premiere its new six-part series "Bullet in the Face" as a two-night event on Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17 with three installments beginning at 10:00/9:00c each night (Deadline.com); "Cougar Town" co-executive producer Gregg Mettler has signed a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where he'll join the studio's newcomer "How to Live with Your Parents," also as a co-executive producer (Deadline.com); Wil Calhoun, most recently a consulting producer on "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," has been tapped as the new showrunner of "Whitney," while former steward Betsy Thomas has transitioned to NBC's "Guys With Kids" as a co-executive producer (Deadline.com); Katia Winter will recur on "Dexter" as "a Russian stripper who works in a Miami club" (TVLine.com); Emma Stone will make a cameo during the final season of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" (EW.com); "Dancing With the Stars" alum J.R. Martinez will guest on "Army Wives" as "a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans" (EW.com); and Tina Majorino is bound for "True Blood" as "a key member of the Vampire Authority's support staff" while a certain former co-star is set to return for at least two episodes (EW.com, TVLine.com).






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· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· BULLET IN THE FACE (IFC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· COUGAR TOWN (TBS)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· GUYS WITH KIDS (NBC)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (FOX)
· ICARLY (NICKELODEON)
· MOB CITY (TNT)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· WHITNEY (NBC)











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