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[08/23/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 23
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!


CURE (CBS, New!) - Jordan Hawley ("Smallville") has booked a potential drama at the Eye about "a team of highly skilled doctors who travel the country taking on unusual medical cases in the hope of finding the cure for a reclusive billionaire's terminally ill child." CBS Television Studios and Shane Brennan Productions are behind the hour which Hawley will pen and executive produce alongside Brennan and Grant Anderson. (Deadline.com)


KING & MAXWELL (CBS, New!) - "NCIS" franchise chief Shane Brennan is developing a new drama at the Eye based on David Baldacci's bestselling novels about "two former Secret Service Agents-turned-private investigators who solve cases deemed too sensitive for normal law enforcement to handle." The project is set up at CBS Television Studios, where Brennan recently inked a new overall deal. Brennan will write and executive produce alongside Shane Brennan Productions principal Grant Anderson. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED 1980S WRESTLING PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer have snagged a put pilot order from the Peacock for a fictional drama set in the world of wrestling in the '80s, during which "pro wrestling shifted from a system controlled by numerous regional companies to a system dominated by two nationwide companies: Ted Turner's WCW and McMahon's WWF." Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Starz's "Spartacus") are set to pen the hour and serve as co-executive producers. Johnson, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman then will executive produce for the Warner Bros. Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television with KristieAnne Reed likewise as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PARIS (Oxygen) - The cable channel has passed on a second season of the Paris Hilton-led reality series, New York Magazine's Vulture reports. The show's eight-week run averaged a very modest 293,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49, making it Oxygen's least-watched series this year. (NYMag.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... Andre Braugher is in talks to recur on "Law & Order: SVU" as an attorney for the underprivileged (Deadline.com); Chord Overstreet ("Glee") is set to turn up on "The Middle" as Brick's new, young and idealistic fourth-grade teacher (TVLine.com); Tahmoh Penikett will play a hot-headed, tenacious prosecutor on TNT's Bill Pullman-led original movie "Innocent" (TVLine.com); Greg Grunberg will reunite with his "Heroes" co-star Masi Oka on "Hawaii Five-0" as an ICE agent based out of Honolulu (TVLine.com); Isaiah Mustafa is set as Annie Ilonzeh's former fiance on ABC's "Charlie's Angels" (TVLine.com); Kristin Lehman will play an art insurance investigator who takes a liking to Nathan Fillion in "Castle" (TVLine.com); plus Jay Mohr will visit NBC's "Prime Suspect" as a slick New York City assistant district attorney (EW.com).






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· CASTLE (ABC)
· CHARLIE'S ANGELS (ABC)
· CURE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· HEROES (NBC)
· INNOCENT (TNT)
· KING & MAXWELL (TNT)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PRIME SUSPECT (NBC)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· UNTITLED 1980S WRESTLING PROJECT (NBC)
· WORLD ACCORDING TO PARIS, THE (OXYGEN)











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