[06/30/10 - 06:57 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 30 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC) - Co-star Emily VanCamp is departing the series after four seasons. She'll nevertheless return for two or three installments this fall to wrap her character's arc. "I really feel like Rebecca has run her course," the actress told EW.com. "And the deal I was offered this year was for two more years, and I just felt like since renegotiations were happening that maybe it would be the right time to move on. I've been doing this for a very long time, and other opportunities have presented themselves that I haven't been able to do. I've had such an amazing four years on the show and I felt like maybe it was time. It was a big risk, but I'm really excited about it."
THE HUCKABEE SHOW (Syndication, New!) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is set to topline a new syndicated offering from Twentieth Television. Set to launch with a six-week trial run on seven Fox-owned stations, said hour - to be filmed in New York n front of a live studio audience - will focus on politics and culture. Woody Fraser, who's also behind Huckabee's self-titled Fox News weekend show, will executive produce the newcomer. No launch date was specified.