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[08/17/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 17
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 B-SIDE (NBC, New!) - Sheri Elwood ("Call Me Fitz") has booked a single-camera comedy at the Peacock about "a thirty-something woman in a divorce-triggered life meltdown who reunites with her best friends from high school." Warner Bros. Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television is behind the half-hour, with Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman executive producing alongside Elwood and KristieAnne Reed serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


THE FARM (NBC) - Majandra Delfino ("State of Georgia") has joined the cast of the proposed Rainn Wilson-led spin-off of "The Office," which follows Schrute clan at their beet farm/bed & breakfast. She'll play Fannie Schrute, "Dwight's younger sister who once fled the Schrute farm life for Boston but is back, divorced and with a child." Wilson and Paul Lieberstein are behind the half-hour, which is set up at Universal Television. (Deadline.com)


FINN & SAWYER (ABC, New!) - Jason Richman and David Zabel ("Detroit 1-8-7") are developing a contemporary take on Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at the network described as "an adventure-themed reinvention that revolves around the two famed literary characters who re-meet as young men in their 20s and form an investigative firm in a bustling and steampunk New Orleans." ABC Studios-based Temple Hill Entertainment is behind the hour which the duo will executive produce alongside the company's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. (THR.com)


GOTHICA (ABC, New!) - Feature writer Matt Lopez ("Race to Witch Mountain") has booked a potential drama at the network about "a woman searching for her own identity in modern-day San Francisco who delves into a world of supernatural mystery and horror, guided by an enigmatic playboy named Dorian Gray." ABC Studios-based The Mark Gordon Co. is behind the hour which Lopez will executive produce alongside Gordon and Nicholas Pepper. (THR.com)


THE OUTSIDERS (ABC, New!) - "Perception" co-creator Kenneth Biller has sold a new drama to the Alphabet "inspired by a true story and revolves around a woman who moves with her family from Atlanta to New York to start a new life and ends up becoming the de-facto mother to nine underprivileged kids." Said hour is set up at ABC Studios with Biller writing and executive producing. (THR.com)


UNTITLED TAD QUILL/DAVID WALTON PROJECT (CBS) - Tad Quill's David Walton-led single-camera comedy has found a home at CBS with a put pilot commitment. Said half-hour, from the Sony Pictures Television-based Happy Madison, centers on "a bachelor firefighter (Walton) who has to make the ultimate sacrifice of taking care of someone other than himself when a 9-year-old girl enters his life." Doug Robinson will executive produce alongside Quill with Walton receiving a producing credit. (Deadline.com)


WHAT WOULD DYLAN DO? (BET, New!) - Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Dennis, Melanie Liburd and Brandon Scott are set to star in a new comedy pilot at the cable channel about Dylan (Rowland), "a struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger who lives with her best friend Cherise (Dennis) and wealthy and divorced roommate Brooke (Liburd)." Scott then will play Ryan, Dylan's neighbor and Cherise's boyfriend. Julian Breece (BET's web series "Buppies") penned the half-hour and serves as a co-executive producer with Warren Hutcherson executive producing. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ben Lawson will recur on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" as a new love interest for Krysten Ritter's Chloe (TVGuide.com); Michael Mosley likewise has landed an arc on "Last Resort" as Chief Engineer Anders, "one of the crew aboard the U.S.S. Colorado who is put under pressure when Marcus (Andre Braugher) orders him to turn on a prototype cloaking device named Perseus" (TVGuide.com); J.R. Bourne is bound "Revenge" as "a magnetic, self-assured, Hamptons resident who tries to hide his rough edges behind his fancy clothes and Mercedes" (Deadline.com); CBS has decided to drop its lawsuit against ABC over its summer entry "The Glass House" (Deadline.com); Ciarán Hinds has been cast as Wildling leader Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, on "Game of Thrones" (EW.com); Chris Klein will guest on "Raising Hope" as "a local celebrity realtor whom Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and Virginia (Martha Plimpton) reveal to Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is his 'almost' long-lost older brother" (THR.com);

Malcolm McDowell will visit "Community" as a history professor on the upcoming fourth season (THR.com); Whoopi Goldberg will return to "Glee" as New York Academy of Dramatic Arts dean Carmen Tibideaux as will "The Glee Project" season one winners Samuel Larsen and Alex Newell (THR.com); Enver Gjokaj will guest on "Made in Jersey" as Martina's (Janet Montgomery) ex-boyfriend, U.S. attorney Tommy Ligand (THR.com); Jeff Fahey is bound for "Revolution" as "a character named Hutch" (TVLine.com); Steven Bailey, Norm Lewis and Patrick Fischler are all set to appear on "Scandal" (HuffPo.com, TVLine.com); A&E and producer Ice-T are being sued by Roy Colbert over the origins of their short-lived 2010 series "The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars" (Deadline.com); and "Parks & Recreation" writers Michael Schur and Dan Goor are making the rounds with a new comedy about "a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City" (Deadline.com).






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· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX)
· B-SIDE, THE (NBC)
· CALL ME FITZ (AUDIENCE)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· DETROIT 187 (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DON'T TRUST THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
· FARM, THE (NBC)
· FINN & SAWYER (ABC)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GLASS HOUSE, THE (ABC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· GOTHICA (ABC)
· LAST RESORT (ABC)
· MADE IN JERSEY (CBS)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· OUTSIDERS, THE (ABC)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· PEACEMAKER, THE: LA GANG WARS (A AND E)
· PERCEPTION (TNT)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· STATE OF GEORGIA (ABC FAMILY)
· UNTITLED QUILL & WALTON PROJECT (CBS)
· WHAT WOULD DYLAN DO? (BET)





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