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[03/19/10 - 12:05 AM]
Development Update: Friday, March 19
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!


BETWIXT (The CW) - Austin Butler ("Life Unexpected") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about three teens (Allison Miller, Jessy Schram and Josh Henderson) who discover they're actually "changelings," the children of mythological fairies. He'll play Cameron Brower, Morgan's (Jessy Schram) twin brother ("though they look nothing alike") who helps her cover for her with their parents. David Gallagher also stars in the Elizabeth Chandler-penned hour, to be directed by Christian Duguay. CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television are co-producing.


HELLCATS (The CW) - "High School Musical" alumna Ashley Tisdale has joined the cast of the presentation, a drama set in the world of competitive college cheerleading. She'll play Sierra Sloane ("a petite and peppy Texan with fierce intensity"), the captain of the Lancer University Hellcats. Aly Michalka and Gail O'Grady also star in the project, which was penned by Kevin Murphy. CBS Television Studios, Tom Welling Productions and Warner Bros. Television are co-producing.


RIDE ALONG (FOX) - Billy Lush ("Generation Kill") has joined the cast of the pilot, creator Shawn Ryan has announced on his Twitter account. Said drama is a police procedural set (and filmed) in Chicago. He'll play Liam Hennesey, "an Irish tough guy with a dangerous secret" who works for Patrick Gibbons (yet to be cast), an alderman/construction magnate Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) believes is corrupt. Devin Kelley, Matt Lauria and Todd Williams also star in the 20th Century Fox Television-based hour, which Charles McDougall is directing.


THE ROCKFORD FILES (NBC) - Beau Bridges ("My Name Is Earl") is set to play father to Jim Rockford (Dermot Mulroney) in the drama pilot, about "a roguish private eye who tackles the dangerous, quirky and unpredictable cases that no other detective wants to handle." He's on board as Rocky, "Rockford's father, late 60s, affable, trusting, never really got a break in this life and yet that never really upset him." Noah Beery, Jr. originated the role in the 1974-1980 series. Alan Tudyk and Melissa Sagemiller co-star in the project, which comes from Universal Media Studios and creator David Shore.


UNTITLED MEDICAL PROJECT (CBS) - Skeet Ulrich ("Jericho") has booked the male lead on the drama pilot, about "a mobile medical team that travels the U.S. helping those in need get through life-or-death medical crises." He'll play Billy Jost, "a Harvard-educated brilliant cardiologist with rock star looks who embraces the tumult of frequent volunteer missions to escape the hell of his personal life." Hannah Shakespeare penned the hour, which also stars Amy Smart, Janeane Garofalo, Jay Hernandez, Michael Beach and Rachelle Lefevre. Christopher Chulack is directing for John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· CHANGELINGS (CW)
· CHICAGO CODE, THE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GENERATION KILL (HBO)
· GIMME SHELTER (CBS)
· HELLCATS (CW)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· LIFE UNEXPECTED (CW)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· ROCKFORD FILES, THE (NBC)





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