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[01/22/07 - 12:19 AM]
Development Update: Monday, January 22
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!


12 MILES OF BAD ROAD (HBO) - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's dramedy has been ordered to series by the pay channel. The project, about the matriarch (Lily Tomlin) of a wealthy Texas family whose real estate business and absurd wealth complicate the simplest family matters, was created by Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The hourlong series reportedly was going to be redeveloped as a half-hour but the network opted to stick with its current format. The exact number of episodes ordered has yet to be determined. Michael Engler directed the pilot while Loucas George and Doug Jackson also serve as producers.

Commitment: Ordered to series (TBA episodes)
Cast: Cameron Richardson, David Andrews, Eliza Coupe, Gary Cole, Ivana Milicevic, Katherine Lanasa, Kim Dickens, Leslie Jordan, Lily Tomlin, Mary Kay Place, Sean Bridges, Texas Battle
Writers: Harry Thomason, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Director: Michael Engler
Executive Producers: Harry Thomason, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Producers: Doug Jackson, Loucas George
Studio: Mozark Productions


THE APOSTLES (FOX, New!) - Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Vanished") has landed a pilot commitment from FOX for a new drama that follows a group of cops whose pressure on the job often bleeds into their off-duty lives. He penned the script and will executive produce the hour, which is based at 20th Century Fox Television.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Charles Pratt, Jr.
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Charles Pratt, Jr.
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television


IN TREATMENT (HBO) - The pay channel has ordered 40 additional episodes of the Gabriel Byrne-led comedy, about a therapist (Byrne) who is calm, smooth, insightful and nonconfrontational with his patients but turns into a testy, self-doubting individual full of barely concealed anger when he is a patient seeing his own shrink. It's not clear if the network plans to air the project as a five-night-a-week serial, as was the case for the Israeli series it was based on. Hagai Levi, Rodrigo Garcia, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson are the executive producers.

Commitment: Ordered to series (45 episodes)
Cast: Blair Underwood, Dianne Wiest, Embeth Davidtz, Gabriel Byrne, Melissa George, Mia Wasikowska
Writer: Hagai Levi
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Executive Producers: Hagai Levi, Mark Wahlberg (Closest to the Hole Productions), Rodrigo Garcia, Steve Levinson (Levinson Entertainment)
Producers: Leonard Torgan, Sarah Lum
Studio: TBA


SUSPECTS (ABC, New!) - Ed Zuckerman ("Runaway") and Guy Ritchie ("Revolver") are set to team for a new procedural drama at the Alphabet which tells the story of each suspect in a recently committed crime until the truth about which one of them committed the crime is revealed. Zuckerman penned the script to the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, which has a pilot order at the network. Ritchie then will direct and executive produce alongside Zuckerman and 25C Productions' Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Ed Zuckerman
Director: Guy Ritchie
Executive Producers: Carl Beverly (25C Productions), Ed Zuckerman, Guy Ritchie, Sarah Timberman (25C Productions)
Studio: Sony Pictures Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· 12 MILES OF BAD ROAD (HBO)
· APOSTLES, THE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IN TREATMENT (HBO)
· RUNAWAY (CW)
· SUSPECT (ABC)
· VANISHED (FOX)









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