[07/08/09 - 06:47 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, July 8 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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30 ROCK (NBC) - Universal Media Studios's off-network sale of the series to Comedy Central and WGN America is reportedly valued in the $800,000 per episode range. Both outlets will begin stripping the series starting in the fall of 2011 but won't be able to repurpose its current episodes. TBS and E! were also said to be in the hunt to land said rights.
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC) - Maiara Walsh has been upped to series regular for the upcoming season of the popular dramedy. She'll continue on as Ana Solis, "Carlos' (Ricardo Chavira) gorgeous and manipulative niece who came to live with the Solises and already has been pushing Gaby's (Eva Longoria Parker) buttons," after guest-starring in the final two episodes this past season.