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[06/19/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 19
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... - "Fringe" executive producer Jeff Pinkner is departing the FOX series in order to pursue other projects, leaving J.H. Wyman as the sole showrunner (TVGuide.com); "Smallville" alums Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders will serve as co-showrunners of The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" alongside co-creators Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper (THR.com); TNT has passed on its Tricia Helfer-led drama pilot "Scent of the Missing," based on Susannah Charleson's book about an adrenaline junkie who leads a canine search-and-rescue team (Deadline.com); Christopher and Kyle Massey have filed a lawsuit against "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" producer Associated Television International over being shut out from the Bio-turned-Lifetime series (Deadline.com); Xander Berkeley has booked an eight-episode arc on "Being Human" as the father of Tracy Spiridakos and Jon Cor's characters (Deadline.com); Frank Grillo has been tapped to play Hilary Swank's husband in the HBO movie "Mary & Martha" (Deadline.com); Charisma Carpenter is in talks to be upped to series regular on "The Lying Game" (Variety.com);

Michael Imperioli will guest on the summer finale of "Necessary Roughness" as "a legendary record producer, with whom TK (Mehcad Brooks) crosses paths in an unlikely place" (EW.com); Brian Dietzen has been promoted to series regular on "NCIS" (EW.com); Emilie de Ravin likewise has been named a regular cast member on "Once Upon a Time" (TVLine.com); Tim Heidecker is bound for "Workaholics" as the leader of "a religious group of weight lifters that use the power of the Lord to break baseball bats over their knees" (EW.com); Robbie Amell will visit "Pretty Little Liars" as the older brother of Brant Daugherty's Noel (TVLine.com); Rupert Friend has joined the cast of "Homeland" as "a button-down CIA analyst who oversees a critical operation" (THR.com); Mark Pellegrino will guest on "Grimm" as "one of Hank's (Russell Hornsby) high school buddies whose daughter goes missing" (TVLine.com); Katalyst Media is suing the California Department of Motor Vehicles for $1.4 million in damages for pulling out of "California DMV: Field Offices," a reality series ordered by truTV back in August (Deadline.com); and Chad Coleman and Angelica Celaya are the latest faces set to drop by "Burn Notice" (THR.com).






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· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BRISTOL PALIN: LIFE'S A TRIPP (LIFETIME)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CALIFORNIA DMV: FIELD OFFICES (TRUTV)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)
· LYING GAME, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· MARY & MARTHA (HBO)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABC FAMILY)
· SCENT OF THE MISSING (TNT)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)









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