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[08/09/12 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 9
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!


FAMILY TRADE (GSN, New!) - The cable channel has ordered eight episodes of a new reality series about "the quirky barter system employed by G-Stone Motors, a GMC and Ford dealership in Middlebury, Vermont." Lionsgate Television-based Rogue State Productions is behind the project, with Eli Frankel executive producing. Said effort is targeted for a 2013 premiere. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS PROJECT (WE tv, New!) - The life of Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is set to be the focus of a potential reality series at the cable channel. Good Clean Fun is behind the project, which also reveals the often intense rivalry between Richards-Ross and her husband, two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross, who recently signed a three-year, $15.3 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. A pilot was shot prior to this year's Summer Games. (Deadline.com)


WHISPER OF FEAR (Lifetime, New!) - Rhonda Saunders's book, subtitled "The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers," is being developed a backdoor pilot telefilm at the cable channel. Said effort would revolve around "a criminal prosecutor who penned the law on stalking in California and is based on the true story of a hot-head cop and polished district attorney who team to bring a stalker obsessed with her former lover to justice." David Wiener is on board to pen the Pilgrim Studios-based project with the company's Craig Piligian executive producing. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Odette Annable is set to recur on CBS's "Golden Boy" as "a young, attractive Assistant District Attorney with a complicated marital history who prosecutes cases brought by the squad" (Deadline.com); Byron Mann likewise has booked an arc on "Arrow" as "an enigmatic man who has a complex connection to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)" (Deadline.com); Amanda Fuller has been tapped to replace Alexandra Krosney as Mike's (Tim Allen) eldest daughter Kristin on "Last Man Standing" (EW.com); Edward Norton will voice "the most lovable minister in the world" in an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" (EW.com); Rob Corddry will appear in at least two episodes of "Happy Endings" as "the legendary owner of a car dealership who Penny and Jane meet when Penny goes to buy a car" (TVLine.com); Ving Rhames will drop by "Hawaii Five-0" this season where he'll go "toe-to-toe with Danno this fall & it's going to get bloody" (@CBSTweet); Ray Wise is bound for "Criminal Minds" as "a doctor who's operating on patients against their will" (TVLine.com); and CBS Television Studios has optioned Michael Koryta's novel "A Welcome Grave" for a potential TV series (Deadline.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY TRADE (GSN)
· GOLDEN BOY (CBS)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
· SANYA'S GLAM & GOLD (WE)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· STALKERS (LIFETIME)





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