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[12/03/10 - 05:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 3
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR (Discovery) - First-run episodes of the series, which previously ran on sibling network TLC, are set to resume Monday, December 6 at 9:00/8:00c on Discovery. "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior: A Family Divided," a one-hour special, bowed on the latter network earlier this week. Repeats of the franchise had been filling the night for the past month.


BLACK OPS BROTHERS: HOWE & HOWE TECH (Discovery) - The cable channel has quietly moved up the launch of the show's second season to Monday, December 13 at 10:00/9:00c. Said hour was originally targeted for Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning December 15. Leading into the series will be the aforementioned "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior."


BREW MASTERS (Discovery) - The newcomer is on the move yet again, this time to Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c beginning December 9. The Sam Calagione-led series launched last month on Sunday nights at 10:00/9:00c before swapping to Mondays at 10:00/9:00c earlier this week and subsequently getting bumped for "Howe & Howe Tech" (see above).


CHASE (NBC) - The Peacock has rolled back its commitment to the freshman drama from 22 to 18 episodes, network and studio sources have confirmed. Monday's installment drew 6.03 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, making it the network's least-watched program on the night in the key demographic. The Kelli Giddish-led hour moves to Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning January 12.


CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Rachel Nichols reportedly is in talks to be upped to regular on the series. Her character, Agent Ashley Seaver, "an FBI cadet with a troubled past" who assists the team, makes her first appearance in next week's episode. Said addition would fill the void left by the departure of A.J. Cook from the series as well as co-star Paget Brewster's reduced role. Brewster nevertheless "has been asked to return to a status of a full-fledged regular on the show but will weigh pilot offers," according to the report.


PERMANENT MARK (Spike TV, New!) - Santa Barbara-based tattoo artist Permanent Mark is set to be the focus of a new reality series at the cable channel. Dubbed simply "Permanent Mark," the half-hour project follows Mark as he travels the world on various tattoo-related adventures. The pilot, in which Mark "travels deep into the Borneo jungle to live among headhunters and earn a tattoo from one of the last remaining tattoo artists," airs Tuesday, January 4 at 11:00/10:00c. No auspice information was available.


PHOWNED! (Spike TV) - The cable channel has booked the series - featuring "America's most experienced gag phone call generators from the 'Elvis Duran Morning Show,' heard on New York's top rated Z-100, and syndicated nationally" - as a four-night stunt from December 13-16 at 7:00/6:00c. Atlas Media Corporation and Elvis Duran Group are behind the half-hour project, which is executive produced by Bruce David Klein.


RAVEN (The CW, New!) - Diego Gutierrez ("V") is looking to bring the DC Comics heroine to the small screen. Said hour, set up at Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment, would track Rachel Roth, the daughter of a human and a demon who uses her skills - "as an empath who can teleport and control her 'soul-self,' which can fight physically, as well as act as Raven's eyes and ears away from her body" - to fight crime while trying to keep her dark internal elements in check. Marv Wolfman and George Perez originated the character as part of "The Teen Titans" in 1980 while an animated incarnation appeared on the 2003-2006 series of the same name on the Kids' WB!/Cartoon Network.


UNTITLED MATT BRAUNGER PROJECT (Comedy Central, New!) - Matt Braunger ("MadTV") is set to topline a potential new comedy at the cable channel about "a nice guy who works a crappy day job as a closed-captioner and at night gets into crazy escapades with his curmodgeony friend." Braunger co-wrote the half-hour, which has a pilot commitment, alongside Brent Forrester ("The Office"), who's attached to direct. Avalon Television is producing.






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· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· BRAUNGER (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· BREW MASTERS (DISCOVERY)
· CHASE (NBC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOWE & HOWE TECH (DISCOVERY)
· MADTV (FOX)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PERMANENT MARK (SPIKE TV)
· PHOWNED! (SPIKE TV)
· RAVEN (CW)
· V (ABC)











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