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[06/20/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 20
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!


LITTLE ESTHER (MTV, New!) - Comedian Esther Povitsky is set to topline a potential reality series at the cable channel set in the L.A. comedy scene and revolving around her relationships with her (mostly male) young standup comedian friends. Production on a pilot is currently underway. Rico Martinez, Stone & Company Entertainment's Scott A. Stone and Oasis Media Group's John Mass are the executive producers of the project, with Lee Kernis and Brian Stern of Brillstein Entertainment Partners serving as consulting producers. (Deadline.com)


WENDELL & VINNIE (Nickelodeon) - Haley Strode has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about man-child Vinnie (Jerry Trainor) and his precocious 12-year-old nephew, Wendell (Buddy Handleson). She'll play Vinnie's newly divorced and relocated neighbor Taryn, who develops a bond with the uncle-nephew duo. Jay Kogen penned the half-hour and is executive producing alongside Aaron Kaplan. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - CBS is reportedly mulling a 13-episode summer revival of "Unforgettable" despite pulling the plug on the series last month (Deadline.com); MTV has passed on its Lauren Iungerich-penned pilot "Dumb Girls" however the half-hour comedy is being redeveloped by the cable channel (THR.com); Warner Bros. Domestic Television's off-network sale of "2 Broke Girls" to TBS is reportedly valued at a record-setting $1.7 million per episode, up from $1.5 million an episode for "The Big Bang Theory" in 2010 (Deadline.com); "Hannibal" producers Gaumont International Television and Martha De Laurentiis are developing Jean-Claude Forest's comic-turned-cult film "Barbarella" as a TV series alongside director Nicolas Refn and co-executive producers Julien Forest and Jean-Marc Lofficier (Deadline.com); Tim Roth is set to star in Media Rights Capital's proposed straight-to-series project "Knifeman" from director David Cronenberg and co-creators Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald (Deadline.com); Joel David Moore will guest on TBS's "Men at Work" (TVLine.com); Maggie Wheeler has booked an arc on "Californication" as "a male-hating self-help guru who becomes entangled with David Duchovny's Hank" (TVLine.com); and Lauren London has joined the cast of "The Game" as Kiera, "a former child star who is currently appearing in a 'Cosby Show'-esque sitcom" (TVLine.com).






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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DUMB GIRLS (MTV)
· GAME, THE (BET)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· HOT MESS (MTV)
· LITTLE ESTHER (MTV)
· MEN AT WORK (TBS)
· UNFORGETTABLE (A AND E)
· WENDELL & VINNIE (NICKELODEON)





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