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[08/02/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 2
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!


HOTEL CALIFORNIA (NBC, New!) - Ol Parker ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel") has scored a script order from the Peacock for a new drama about "a high-end Los Angeles hotel and its general manager and permanent resident Jamie Jones, who's determined to keep the property as the place to stay in the city." Universal Television and Working Title Television are behind the project, with Daniel Pipski executive producing alongside Parker. (THR.com)


UNTITLED JOSH MEYERS/SETH MEYERS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers is set to team with his younger brother, Josh Meyers, for a new multi-camera comedy at the Peacock. Universal Television-based Broadway Video is behind the half-hour with Lorne Michaels and Peter Grosz ("The Colbert Report") executive producing alongside the duo. No other details were given. (THR.com)


UNTITLED TOM BRADY PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Tom Brady ("Hell on Wheels") is set to pen a potential United Nations-set drama at the Peacock about "an interpreter at the international organization's New York HQ working with ambassadors and politicians from various countries as they deal with political and military crisis around the world." Said hour comes from Parkes-MacDonald Productions with the company's Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have been tapped to oversee Starz's "Noir," replacing Sean Jablonski who in turn took over for Steven Lightfoot (Deadline.com); "Revenge" executive producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen have inked a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios via their Temple Hill Entertainment banner (Deadline.com); Brit Morgan will guest on the season premiere of "Two and a Half Men" as "a woman who meets Ashton Kutcher's Walden at a bar whom he takes back to his beach house" (THR.com); Anna Chlumsky, Roger Bart and Raul Esparza are among the latest faces bound for an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (THR.com); Peter Horton will guest on "CSI: NY" as an old flame of Sela Ward's Jo (TVGuide.com); Jay Hernandez has booked an eight-episode arc on "Last Resort" as "a handsome and seemingly nice-guy charmer who tests the loyalty of Scott Speedman's character's estranged wife" (EW.com); and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment has reupped with Sony Pictures Television, home to their TV movie and mini-series efforts, for another two years (Deadline.com).






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· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HELL ON WHEELS (AMC)
· HOTEL CALIFORNIA (NBC)
· LAST RESORT (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NOIR (STARZ)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNTITLED MEYERS BROTHERS PROJECT (NBC)
· UNTITLED TOM BRADY PROJECT (NBC)





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