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[06/08/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 8
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BRICKLEBERRY (Comedy Central) - Kaitlin Olson, Tom Kenny, David Herman, Jerry Minor and Roger Black have all joined the cast of Daniel Tosh's animated comedy, about a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park. Tosh himself voices a cute bear cub named Malloy. The series, from Fox 21, debuts Tuesday, September 25 on the cable channel. (EW.com)


CEDAR COVE (Hallmark) - Dylan Neal ("Ringer") is the latest to join the network's first original drama, about Judge Olivia Lockhart (Andie MacDowell) whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends. He'll play "the new editor of the small town's newspaper and potential love interest for Lockhart." Writer Bruce Graham and director Michael Scott are behind the project, which is based on Debbie Macomber's book series. Scott, Macomber, Allen Lewis, Caroline Moore, Dan Wigutow and Harvey Kahn are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Henry Ian Cusick won't return for the second season of "Scandal" while recurring player Joshua Malina has been upped to series regular (THR.com, TVGuide.com); Cinemax's "Strike Back" will kick off its second season on Friday, August 17 with back-to-back episodes (EW.com); "Modern Family" co-executive producer Abraham Higginbotham will be promoted to executive producer as part of a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Billy Brown is set to recur on "Sons of Anarchy" as Damon Pope's (Harold Perrineau) right hand man (Deadline.com); "How to Live with Your Parents" director Julie Anne Robinson has closed a one-year development deal with producer ABC Studios where she'll helm at least one pilot next season (Deadline.com); Creed Bratton has been cast as studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck in Lifetime's original movie "Liz & Dick" (Variety.com); Valerie Cruz is bound for "Homeland" as "a military intelligence officer who goes with Carrie (Claire Danes) on a sensitive mission in Beirut" (EW.com);

Matt Gerald will recur on "Dexter" as "a blue-collar violent criminal" (EW.com); newcomer Meghan Falcone has been tapped as the "hot groupie roommate" of Maggie Grace's Faith on "Californication" (EW.com); Rocky Carroll is the latest "NCIS" co-star set to return for season 10 (TVLine.com); Evan Katz has joined "Body of Proof" as an executive producer while the show is currently casting two new regulars (TVLine.com); Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace will make his acting debut on Lifetime Movie Network's "The Eleventh Victim" as a Georgia detective who works very closely with Jennie Garth's ADA Hailey Dean (TVGuide.com); Greg Grunberg will guest on ABC Family's upcoming comedy "Baby Daddy" as the absentee father to Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Derek Theler's characters (TVLine.com); Disney XD has ordered a second season of "Ultimate Spider-Man" (THR.com); Kristen Hager has been upped to series regular on "Being Human" while Amy Aquino will recur as "a vibrant, strong woman who runs the local soup kitchen" (Deadline.com, THR.com).






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· BABY DADDY (ABC FAMILY)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· BRICKLEBERRY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· CEDAR COVE (HALLMARK)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· ELEVENTH VICTIM, THE (LIFETIME)
· HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· LIZ & DICK (LIFETIME)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· RINGER (CW)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· STRIKE BACK (CINEMAX)
· ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (DISNEY XD)









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