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[07/17/08 - 07:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to reprise his fan favorite role of Denny Duquette, the late fiance of Katherine Heigl's character, in an upcoming episode on the show's fifth season. Morgan previously turned up as a vision during a near death experience by Ellen Pompeo's Meredith Grey. No specifics however were given about his new appearance.


KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (E!) - The cable channel has commissioned a third season of the reality series, about Los Angeles socialite Kim Kardashian and her fellow Kardashian clan. 10 new episodes are expected to roll out in the first quarter of 2009. The show's sophomore run averaged 1.6 million total viewers, a growth of 36% from season one. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim-Murray Productions are behind the half-hour, which is executive produced by Seacrest, Eliot Goldberg, Jon Murray and Jeff Jenkins.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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