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[08/29/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 29
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!


GIRLS WITH GUNS (Showtime, New!) - "The Good Wife" creators Robert and Michelle King have booked a new drama at the pay channel about "two Los Angeles sisters whose family moves to the one place in the world where women are drafted into the military - Israel." CBS Television Studios, where the duo is based, is producing. Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker of Scott Free Productions will also executive produce alongside the Kings. (Deadline.com)


THE MAKEOVER (ABC, New!) - Julia Stiles ("Dexter") and David Walton ("Bent") are set to topline the latest Hallmark Hall of Fame original at the Alphabet, billed as a modern twist on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." She'll play Hannah Higgins, a professor who, after an unsuccessful bid for Congress, recruits the sincere yet unpolished Elliott Doolittle (Walton) to run in her place during the next election. John Gray is directing the project with Brent Shields serving as an executive producer. (Variety.com)


THE SECOND COMING OF ROB (CBS, New!) - Newly anointed "The Big Bang Theory" series regular Kevin Sussman and recurring player John Ross Bowie have sold a potential multi-camera comedy to the Eye about "a recent divorcee looking for a do-over on his twenties when he reunites with his college buddies after seven years of marital 'incarceration.'" Said half-hour, which is loosely based on Bowie's life, comes from Sony Pictures Television with the duo writing and serving as co-executive producers. Principato-Young Entertainment's Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak then will executive produce with Sussman's manager Jill McGrath receiving a producer credit. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED BARBARA HALL PROJECT (CBS, New!) - "Joan of Arcadia" creator Barbara Hall is back in business with the network, landing a script order for a new drama about "three generations of empowered women who all live together under one roof." She'll write and executive produce for CBS Television Studios with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker of Scott Free Productions also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED MIRANDA LAMBERT PROJECT (NBC) - Miranda Lambert's proposed private investigator drama has found a new home at the Peacock. Chad Hodge ("The Playboy Club") will spearhead said incarnation, "inspired by Lambert's experience growing up and centers on a couple who run a highly successful detective agency while also trying to raise two teenagers." He'll take over for Scott Kaufer, who was attached as part of its original sale to ABC Family. Lambert, Marion Kraft and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan are also among the executive producers with Lambert's mother, Beverly June Lambert, serving as a consultant. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Kimberly Williams-Paisley will recur on "Nashville" as an old flame/former co-worker of Eric Close's Teddy Conrad (Deadline.com); Tessa Thompson is bound for "666 Park Avenue" as "a media consultant with an inside track on New York politics" who complicates life for Dave Annable's Henry (Deadline.com); Charley Koontz is set for a two-episode arc on "Royal Pains" as "Hank and Evan's likeable overweight cousin who is suffering from a medical condition exacerbated by his extra weight" (Deadline.com); "Underemployed" creator Craig Wright has inked an overall deal with Fox 21, a pact which won't conflict with his duties on the upcoming MTV drama (Deadline.com);

Kelen Coleman has landed a recurring role on "Hart of Dixie" as "a pretty but tomboyish beer distributor" who catches the eye of Scott Porter's newly single George (TVLine.com); real-life Hells Angels Rusty Coones and Chuck Zito will both visit FX's "Sons of Anarchy" (TVLine.com); Jonathan Frakes has been tapped to helm a Comic-Con-inspired installment of "Castle" (TVLine.com); Jorge Garcia will guest star on "Once Upon a Time" as "The Giant" (EW.com); and Pat Harrington Jr. will reunite with fellow "One Day at a Time" alum Valerie Bertinelli on "Hot in Cleveland" (TVGuide.com).






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· 666 PARK AVENUE (ABC)
· BENT (NBC)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· DIFFICULT WOMEN (CBS)
· GIRLS WITH GUNS (SHOWTIME)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HART OF DIXIE (CW)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· MAKEOVER, THE (ABC)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PLAYBOY CLUB, THE (NBC)
· ROYAL PAINS (USA)
· SECOND COMING OF ROB, THE (CBS)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· UNDEREMPLOYED (MTV)
· UNTITLED MIRANDA LAMBERT PROJECT (NBC)





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