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[08/03/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 3
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!


UNTITLED CHRIS LEVINSON PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Chris Levinson ("Touch") has landed a script commitment from the network for a new drama about "a major crimes detective who starts slowly losing his memory" and opts to put his entire life under surveillance, creating a world where nothing is ever as it appears. 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment is behind the hour, with the company's Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope executive producing alongside Levinson. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - NBC is revisiting Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah's medical drama script "The Last Stand" for next season (Deadline.com); "American Idol" alum Paul McDonald will make his acting debut on "Parenthood" as "a musician who uses Crosby and Adam's recording space" who catches the eye of Mae Whitman's Amber (TVLine.com); Natasha Lyonne will guest on the two-part series finale of "Weeds" as a yet-to-be-detailed character (THR.com); Caroline Lagerfelt is bound for "Castle" as "a wealthy socialite who employed the victim on one of Castle and Beckett's cases" (TVLine.com); Michael Raymond-James will recur on "Once Upon a Time" as a "mysterious new character," while Colin O'Donoghue has been cast as the show's Captain Hook (Deadline.com, EW.com); "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson is set to appear on "90210" as "a detective whose case centers on something major that goes down at the start of the season," while Jessica Parker Kennedy will recur as "a girl next door who tells her story in group therapy" (Deadline.com, TVLine.com); David Denman will reprise his role as Roy on "The Office" in the show's second episode this season (TVLine.com); "Isabel" star Sophia Mitri Schloss has inked a talent holding deal with Universal Television (Deadline.com); "Little Brother" co-star Rosa Salazar likewise is in talks to sign a talent holding deal with FOX (Deadline.com); and Jeffrey DeMunn will guest on "Chicago Fire" as "a charming, life-long construction worker who's caught in a harrowing situation" (EW.com).






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· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ISABEL (NBC)
· LITTLE BROTHER (FOX)
· NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· TOUCH (FOX)
· UNTITLED CHRIS LEVINSON PROJECT (FOX)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)











[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
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The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
NBC Partners with Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to Bring Most Social Experience Ever for "The 66th Emmy(R) Awards" Live on Mon., Aug. 25
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[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
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[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
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The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes.

[08/21/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[08/21/14 - 11:18 AM]
The Hub Network's App Is Honored with the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
In its review of the Hub Network's app, The National Parenting Center praised the app for its wholesome entertainment, interactivity and the manner in which it is organized.

[08/21/14 - 11:11 AM]
The Search for the Next "MasterChef" Begins with Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13
Calls are set for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, San Diego, San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the coming weeks.

[08/21/14 - 11:07 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sets Nine-Week Highs in 18-49 Demo and Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 11-15
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 11-15.

[08/21/14 - 11:06 AM]
Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Features Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 PM ET on NBC and TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 P.M. ET on NBCSN
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[08/21/14 - 10:51 AM]
Video: "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" - Trailer (HBO)
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[08/21/14 - 10:45 AM]
Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett Star in "Big Driver" - Original Movie Based on Short Story by Stephen King - Premieres October 18 on Lifetime(R)
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[08/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
Go Under the Covers with Discovery Fit & Health for Sextember, A Month-Long Exploration of Sex in America
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[08/21/14 - 10:41 AM]
"Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories" Premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
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[08/21/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Rebuilding the World Trade Center" - Marcus Robinson's Poignant Film Chronicles 8 Years of Construction; Premieres Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. on History
The two-hour special - eight years in the making, from laying of the first foundation to triumphantly topping the gleaming new 104-story One World Trade Center with its spire - focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.