[06/09/09 - 06:50 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 9 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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100 QUESTIONS (NBC) - Elizabeth Ho and Joy Suprano are the latest co-stars to depart the midseason comedy. Producers are currently recasting their roles, Charlotte Payne's (Sophie Winkleman) gal pals Leslie and Jill, respectively. Amir Talai had previously been let go as Ravi, Charlotte's dating counselor. In addition, Michelle Nader ("Kath & Kim") has been tapped as the project's showrunner with Alex Hardcastle ("Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire") taking over for James Burrows as house director. Christopher Moynihan is behind the Universal Media Studios-based series, which is also executive produced by Tagline Television's Ron West and Kelly Kulchak.
MY NAME IS EARL (NBC) - 20th Century Fox Television has reportedly opened talks with TBS to order 13 new episodes of the series, which didn't make the cut for NBC's 2009-10 schedule last month. The cable channel is currently home to the show's off-network run, making it a solid fit. 20th sibling FOX had widely been pegged as the leading option, however nothing materialized. Not surprisingly, economics will be the key issue in the show's potential revival as TBS, like any cable network, can't afford "Earl's" broadcast-level production costs.