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[07/17/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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M.I.C.E. (NBC, New!) - Peter Berg's Film 44 banner is developing a domestic take on the Keshet Broadcasting format via its overall deal at Universal Television. The title - an acronym for Money, Ideology, Coercion and Ego - refers to the four motives for spying. No other specifics were given about the drama. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ty Olsson is set to recur on "Supernatural" as Benny, "a dark and dangerous vampire who helps Dean (Jensen Ackles) escape from purgatory" (TVLine.com); Will Chase and Josh Hamilton will both guest on "Necessary Roughness" as "ex-bandmates who, prior to embarking on a reunion tour, seek the help" of Callie Thorne's Dr. Dani (TVLine.com); Ryan Rottman has booked an arc on "The Lying Game" as Jordan, "a handsome, athletic, confident teen from Beverly Hills who's new in town and has a secret agenda" (TVGuide.com); Ronald D. Moore is developing a small screen taken on Diana Gabaldon's bestselling "Outlander" series of fantasy novels for Sony Pictures Television (Deadline.com); Kevin Corrigan is bound for "The Mob Doctor" as Titus Amato, "a clean-cut, business-casual mobster" (EW.com); 20th Century Fox Television-based Imagine Television has optioned Pam Belluck's non-fiction book "Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor" for a potential TV series (Variety.com); Cedric Stewart has been cast in Cinemax's "Banshee" as Damien Sanchez, "a pro MMA fighter who comes to town for his big fight" (Deadline.com); Sebastian Arcelus is the latest bound for "House of Cards" as newspaper editor Lucas Goodwin (Deadline.com); and "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com).






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· ALLEGIANCE (NBC)
· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)
· ISLAND PRACTICE (CBS)
· LYING GAME, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· MOB DOCTOR, THE (FOX)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· OUTLANDER (STARZ)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)





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