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Development Update: Thursday, July 12
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!

THE JONESES (Bravo) - Liz Tigelaar's drama, a small screen take on the 2009 film about a seemingly perfect family that are actually guns-for-hire cast to play family members and do stealth product marketing among their neighbors, has found a new home at Bravo. ABC Studios and Echo Lake Productions are behind the project, which was originally set up at ABC last year. Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile of Mojo Films are executive producing alongside Tigelaar. (Deadline.com)

MALICE (FX, New!) - Brannon Braga ("Terra Nova") and Adam Simon ("The Haunting in Connecticut") have booked a potential drama at the cable channel billed as "a psychosexual paranormal thriller that redefines the events of the Salem Witch trials." Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry will executive produce alongside Braga and Simon for Fox 21. (Variety.com)

SLEEP NO MORE (Showtime, New!) - "Hung" co-creators Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson are developing a supernatural thriller at the pay channel which "tells the tale of a town where the dead keep returning to life." Fox 21 is behind the project, where said duo recently inked a two-year overall deal. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Bill Heck is set to recur on "Elementary" as Ty, "a handsome old friend of Joan (Lucy Lui) and a rising star in the New York District Attorney' office" (Deadline.com); Canal Plus has signed on to co-produce Gaumont International Television's proposed "Barbarella" TV series (Deadline.com); Jeffrey Pierce will guest on the season premiere of "Nikita," set a month after May's season finale (EW.com); Elizabeth Banks is bound for "Family Guy" as "the snooty wife of Lois' ex-boyfriend Ross Fishman, who attempts to scale Mt. Everest with her perfect family" (EW.com); Todd Williams has booked a recurring role on "The Vampire Diaries" as "a mysterious and powerful new vampire hunter" (EW.com); Zenescope Entertainment's "Wonderland" graphic novels, which retell Lewis Carroll's classic story from the point of view of Alice's daughter, are being developed for the small screen by Lionsgate Television (THR.com).

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