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[08/31/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 31
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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THE 4,400 (USA) - Sunday's second season finale of the popular cable drama drew a solid 3.7 million viewers, good enough to tie MTV's "The Real World" for the 12th most-watched program on cable last week.

BEING BOBBY BROWN (Bravo) - The freshman reality series closed to the tune of 701,000 viewers on Thursday, off a whopping 36.27% from its launch on June 30 (1.1 million).

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX) - Writer/producer Michael Glouberman has inked a two-year overall deal with Paramount Network Television. The pact, which won't kick in until June, calls for Glouberman to develop new series projects exclusively for the studio following his duties as co-executive producer of "Malcolm's" upcoming seventh season.

MCCABE (FOX, New!) - Feature writer John Glenn (who penned the upcoming Tony Scott-directed "The Warriors") is set to team with McG's Warner Bros. Television-based Wonderland Sound & Vision for a new drama series at FOX. The project, which has received a script order with a sizable penalty attached if it doesn't go to pilot, tracks the story of a school teacher who becomes a cop to pursue justice and find his wife's killer. Glenn will write and executive produce the pilot with McG and Wonderland's Peter Johnson also serving as executive producers.

MONK (USA) - The summer finale of "Monk" was seen by a stellar 5.28 million viewers on Friday, including a 1.6 rating/5 share among adults 18-49. Overall, "Monk" finished tied with "The Closer" for the second most-watched program on cable last week, behind MTV's "Video Music Awards" coverage (8.0 million). The Diddy-hosted broadcast however was off a whopping 22% from last year's numbers and its least-watched installment since 1997.

MY SUPER SWEET 16 (MTV) - Week two of "My Super Sweet 16's" second season (August 22) fell to 2.7 million viewers, a dip of nearly 25% from its season opener (3.59 million on 8/15/05).

NICK CANNON PRESENTS: WILD 'N OUT (MTV) - MTV has renewed the Nick Cannon-hosted improv competition just five episodes into its inaugural run. To date this season, "Wild" has regularly topped its cable competition in the Thursday, 10:00/9:00c half-hour among viewers 12-34, 12-24 and 12-17. 10 new episodes will comprise the new season, which will bow in early 2006.

OVER THERE/RESCUE ME (FX) - "Rescue Me's" August 23 installment drew a season high of 3.0 million viewers last week while "Over There's" August 24 edition hit a series-low of 2.1 million.

ROME (HBO) - 3.8 million viewers tuned into the launch of HBO's epic drama series on Sunday. Said numbers marked the network's most-watched series premiere since "Deadwood" in March 2004 (5.8 million). That launch however had the benefit of a monster lead-in by "The Sopranos" (10.1 million). Overall, "Rome" was the 10th most-watched program on cable for the week of August 22-28.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· 4400, THE (USA)
· BEING BOBBY BROWN (BRAVO)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MCCABE (FOX)
· MONK (USA)
· MY SUPER SWEET 16 (MTV)
· NICK CANNON PRESENTS: WILD 'N OUT (MTV2)
· OVER THERE (FX)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· ROME (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)





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