[04/26/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 26
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) - William Forsythe ("The Untouchables") is the latest actor to book a role on the show's upcoming second season. He'll play gangster Manny Horvitz on the series however no other specifics were given. Other newcomers this season include Charlie Cox, Heather Lind and Michael Zegen.

BURN NOTICE (USA) - Lauren Stamile ("Grey's Anatomy") has booked a multi-episode arc on the show's upcoming fifth season. She'll play Kim Pearce, "a brilliant, unpredictable and formidable operative sent by the CIA to investigate the murder of one of their own." The new season launches Thursday, June 23 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

DELOCATED (Adult Swim) - Amy Schumer ("Last Comic Standing") is set to recur on the series, which was picked up for a third season last month. No details about her role however were given. The ever-busy comedian will also be featured in an upcoming episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and recently released an album on Comedy Central Records.

GAME CHANGE (HBO) - Larry Sullivan, Jamey Sheridan and Melissa Farman are the latest additions to the telefilm, which tracks the failed 2008 presidental campaign of John McCain (Ed Harris) and Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore). Farman will play Palin's daughter Bristol with Sheridan as McCain's speechwriter Mark Salter and Sullivan as Palin's deputy chief of staff Chris Edwards. Playtone and Everyman Pictures are behind the project, based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book of the same name. Jay Roach is directing from a script by Danny Strong, while Woody Harrelson and Ron Livingston also star.

ONE TREE HILL (The CW) - Co-star Bethany Joy Galeotti has signed on for a proposed ninth season of the netlet's veteran soap. Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, Robert Buckley, Lisa Goldstein and Jana Kramer likewise are on board for another season however James Lafferty has yet to sign but is considered likely to return at least part-time. The CW, which announces its 2011-12 lineup on May 19, has yet to renew the series for a ninth season.

TYLER PERRY'S HOUSE OF PAYNE (TBS) - On the heels of today's announcement of a 10-episode commitment for "For Better or Worse," TBS reportedly plans to wrap Tyler Perry's inaugural series after 222 episodes. 180 installments have aired this far on the cable channel, leaving a hefty 42 still yet to air. Debmar Mercury is behind both "Payne" and "Worse" as well as fellow effort "Meet the Browns."

  [april 2011]  


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