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[11/24/08 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 24
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!


CHEF ACADEMY (A.K.A. UNTITLED JEAN-CHRISTOPHE NOVELLI PROJECT) (Bravo) - Producer R. Greg Johnston has inked a two-year overall deal with reality house Endemol USA. The pact calls for Johnston, best known for such MTV staples as "The Osbournes" and "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," to develop new projects for the company. Outside of MTV, Johnston was behind the Bernie Mac reality pilot "Welcome to the Family" at NBC as well as the upcoming "Chef Academy," starring popular French chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, at Bravo.


IN THE MOTHERHOOD (ABC) - Jessica St. Clair ("Worst Week") has joined the cast of the comedy series, an adaptation of the online series based on real-life stories of moms throughout the country. She'll play the intimidating younger sister of Cheryl Hines's character, who lets her kids run wild in the name of letting them express who they are. Horatio Sanz and Megan Mullally also star in the ABC Studios-based half-hour, which has recently tapped Richard Shepard to direct the pilot.


LOST & FOUND (NBC) - Josh Cooke ("Big Day") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about an offbeat LAPD detective (Katee Sackhoff) who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John and Jane Doe cases. He'll play Max, a psychiatrist treating Tessa who had a crush on her when they were in school together. In addition, Michael Engler has signed on to direct the hour, which comes from creator Chris Levinson and Dick Wolf's Universal Media Studios-based Wolf Films.


UNTITLED TONY ROBBINS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Reveille has booked a pilot presentation order from the Peacock for a new series in which self-help guru Tony Robbins helps people in distress. Howard T. Owens, Mark Koops and Bruce Beresford-Redman ("Survivor") are executive producing the project, the subjects of which will range from people who are just down on their luck to others who suffer from personality disorders.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· BIG DAY (ABC)
· BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS (NBC)
· CHEF ACADEMY (BRAVO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IN THE MOTHERHOOD (ABC)
· LOST & FOUND (NBC)
· NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA (MTV)
· OSBOURNES, THE (MTV)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)
· WELCOME TO THE FAMILY (NBC)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)





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