[09/22/10 - 06:36 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 22 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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THE DETAIL (FOX, New!) - Jason Smilovic ("My Own Worst Enemy") has booked a new drama at FOX about "a private detective, who, after being released from jail for a crime he didn't commit, assembles a group of rejects, each with a unique talent, to form a detective agency and bring down his old business partner who framed him." Michael Dinner is on board to direct the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, which has a script commitment plus a penalty attached should it not go to pilot. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas is also attached as an executive producer.
EXIT STRATEGY (FOX, New!) - Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and US Weekly editor-turned-screenwriter David Guggenheim are set to team for a new drama billed as "a high octane procedural set in the world of CIA agents who are sent in to "fix" operations gone bad." FOX has given the project a put pilot order with Guggenheim penning the script and serving as a co-executive producer. Kurtzman and Orci then will executive produce alongside Heather Kadin for their 20th Century Fox Television-based K.O. Paper Products banner.
ODD JOBS (A.K.A. UNTITLED MICHAEL EMERSON/TERRY O'QUINN PROJECT) (NBC, New!) - The Peacock has given a put pilot commitment to the much-ballyhooed drama starring "Lost" alums Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn. Said hour, to be written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, is set up at the Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot with the duo executive producing alongside J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. It's understood Emerson and O'Quinn will play former special ops agents however no details have been confirmed.