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[07/11/11 - 10:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


BALLET BEACH (Logo, New!) - From Logo's press note: "This docu-series follows a prominent dance and ballet company in Miami. They are as much athletes as they are artists and competitive to the core. The dancers push themselves to their limits physically and emotionally every day and their passion bleeds into every part of their lives, all set against the sexy backdrop of Miami Beach. Executive Producers: Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley (DiGa Productions) in partnership with Ben Silverman (Electus) and Beach Pictures." Pam Post and Christopher Willey are executive producers for Logo.


BIG LOUD LISA (Logo, New!) - From Logo's press note: "This docu-series follows newlywed comedian Lisa Lampanelli and her husband through the trials and tribulations of married life and working on the road. The series captures Lisa as she attempts to alter her life; going from a self-centered entertainer to a more focused and giving partner in her personal and professional lives. Executive Producers: Borderline Amazing Productions (Chelsea Handler & Tom Brunelle with Brad Wollack as co-executive producer), Lisa Lampanelli and Parallel. Pam Post and Christopher Willey are executive producers for Logo.


DESIGN MY DOG (Logo, New!) - From Logo's press note: "Design My Dog is a studio-based reality competition show that tests the creative talents of dog owners and their canine companions. Each week Design My Dog challenges four different dog owners, each paired with a fashion designer, to create the latest looks in canine couture for their dog and compete to win a cash prize and a dog calendar contract. Executive Producers: 10x10 Productions (Ken Mok with J. Paul Buscemi as co-executive producer). Pam Post and Christopher Willey are executive producers for Logo.


THE DREW PETERSON STORY (Lifetime) - William Mapother ("Lost") is the latest addition to the telefilm. He'll play the stepbrother of the title character, played by Rob Lowe. Kaley Cuoco and Teddy Sears also star in the project, which is based on "Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson" by Joseph Hosey.


FRINGE (FOX) - Michelle Krusiec ("Dirty Sexy Money") is the newest addition to the show's upcoming fourth season. Details about her character however are being kept under wraps. "Fringe" returns to Friday nights on September 23.


HARRY'S LAW (NBC) - Christopher McDonald has been upped to series regular for the show's second season. He'll continue on as Harry's courtroom rival Tommy Jefferson. Said promotion comes as part of its sophomore revamping, which includes the departure of co-stars Aml Ameen and Brittany Snow plus the addition of new cast member Karen Olivo.


ONE TREE HILL (The CW) - Actor/musician Tyler Hilton is set to return to the veteran soap as singer/songwriter/homewrecker Chris Keller. Hilton's Keller hasn't been seen on the series since season four and the circumstances surrounding his return weren't released.


OUT IN THE BURBS (Logo, New!) - From Logo's press note: "Created by Carol Leifer and originally titled Have A Great Day, Out In The Burbs is a half-hour, single-camera comedy about Carol (Leifer) and her partner Patrice who live in the suburbs. All is fair in love and marriage in the neighborhood social scene, and this 'hood represents a snapshot of modern American life. Executive Producers: Leifer and Troy Miller. Pam Post and Christopher Willey are executive producers for Logo.


POWERS (FX) - Alona Tal ("Supernatural") has scored a role on the drama pilot, a police procedural set a world where superheroes are commonplace. Details about her character however weren't released.






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· BALLET BEACH (LOGO)
· BIG LOUD LISA (LOGO)
· DESIGN MY DOG (LOGO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· DREW PETERSON: UNTOUCHABLE (LIFETIME)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· HARRY'S LAW (NBC)
· LOST (ABC)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· OUT IN THE BURBS (LOGO)
· POWERS (FX)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)









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