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[05/11/10 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BONES (FOX) - Twentieth Television has cleared the show's off-network package through the 2012-13 season. Said run, which began this fall, is averaging a 2.7 household rating, the second best of the 13 weekly dramas in syndication. "Bones" is currently a go in 85 markets, including Fox, Tribune, Local TV and Sinclair stations, covering 70% of the country.


PERFECT COUPLES (NBC) - The Peacock comedy, about three couples at various stages of their relationships, is the latest pilot inching towards a series order. Co-creators Scott Silveri and Jon Pollack reportedly have been authorized to make offers to writers, a sure sign a pickup is around the corner.


THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM (Comedy Central) - The cable channel has reportedly pulled the plug on the series after three seasons. Said decision had been expected as "Silverman" and companion "Important Things With Demetri Martin" were banished to the midnight slot at the midpoint of their most recent runs. "Silverman" narrowly made the cut for a third season as said pickup was made only after sister network Logo offered to help finance the latest cycle.


TRUE BLOOD (HBO) - Lara Pulver ("Robin Hood") is set to recur as Sookie's fairy godmother, Claudine, on the show's upcoming third season. No other details were given other than the character plays a critical part in at least two of Charlaine Harris's "Southern Vampire" books. Also signing on is Michael Steger ("90210") as Tony, "a gay prostitute who gets picked up by King of Mississippi Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) because of his resemblance to his current steady, Talbot (Theo Alexander)." Said role is billed as a guest star with the option to recur in season four.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· 90210 (CW)
· BONES (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· PERFECT COUPLES (NBC)
· ROBIN HOOD (BBC AMERICA)
· SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)









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