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[01/08/07 - 12:14 AM]
Development Update: Monday, January 8
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!


CANTERBURY'S LAW (FOX, New!) - Denis Leary and Jim Serpico's Apostle Productions has booked its second pilot order this development season, this time for a new drama about a rebellious female defense attorney who pushes the boundaries of the law to protect innocent clients. Dave Erickson ("The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story") is behind the hour, which is set up at Sony Pictures Television where Apostle has an overall deal. Erickson penned the pilot script and will serve as a co-executive producer. Leary and Serpico then will executive produce.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Dave Erickson
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Denis Leary (Apostle Productions), Jim Serpico (Apostle Productions)
Co-Executive Producer: Dave Erickson
Studio: Sony Pictures Television


INSATIABLE (Showtime) - "That '70s Show" alum Kurtwood Smith has joined the cast of the pay channel pilot, about a small town where everyone has some sort of addiction. No details about his character were released.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Andie MacDowell, Andrea Martin, Beth Riesgraf (Sandy), Kurtwood Smith, Kurtwood Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Peter Facinelli (Sandy)
Writers: Linda Wallem, Liz Brixius
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Linda Wallem, Liz Brixius
Studio: TBA


THE NINE (ABC)/WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS) - Creator Hank Steinberg has inked a massive three-year, high-seven-figure overall deal with NBC Universal Television. The pact, which begins in June, calls for the writer/producer to develop new series projects exclusively for the studio. The deal marks the largest by the studio for pure development (i.e. without services on an existing show). Steinberg had been based at Warner Bros. Television since 2002.


NURSES (FOX) - Barry Josephson's drama about the lives and loves of a team of nurses in a big-city hospital has been ordered to pilot. Feature writers Samantha Goodman and Andy Stern ("Return to Me") penned the pilot script and will serve as co-executive producers. Executive producing then are Josephson and Shed Productions' Eileen Gallagher and Ann McManus.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot (previously script)
Cast: TBA
Writers: Andy Stern, Samantha Goodman
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Ann McManus (Shed Productions), Barry Josephson (Josephson Entertainment), Eileen Gallagher (Shed Productions)
Co-Executive Producers: Andy Stern, Samantha Goodman
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television


SUPREME COURTSHIPS (FOX, New!) - Gary Tieche ("MDs") has scored a pilot commitment from FOX for a new drama about the professional and personal world of six Supreme Court clerks. The hour, which Tieche will write and executive produce, is based at 20th Century Fox Television and Marty Adelstein's Adelstein Productions. Adelstein and Michael Thorn then will executive produce alongside Tieche.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Gary Tieche
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Gary Tieche, Marty Adelstein (Adelstein Productions), Michael Thorn (Adelstein Productions)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· CANTERBURY'S LAW (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· INSATIABLE (SHOWTIME)
· MDS (ABC)
· NINE, THE (ABC)
· NURSES (FOX)
· PERFECT HUSBAND, THE: THE LACI PETERSON STORY (USA)
· SUPREME COURTSHIPS (FOX)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





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