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[09/27/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 27
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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LEGAL AID (The CW, New!) - Feature writer Jonathan Abrams ("The Wedding Doctor") has booked a new drama at the netlet about "a young first-year law associate whose world is turned upside-down when her estranged father, an iconic 1990s TV star, joins her firm." Said hour comes from CBS Television Studios-based Timberman/Beverly Productions with the company's Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly executive producing alongside Abrams, Tyler Mitchell, Jason Smilovic and Robert Luketic, the latter of which is attached to direct. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED ADAM SZTYKIEL PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Screenwriter Adam Sztykiel ("Due Date") has snagged a script order from the Alphabet for a new semi-autobiographical comedy about "a group of 24-year-old guys who move to a new city, one of them choosing to stay in relationship even though his girlfriend is now 2,000 miles away." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the hour with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone of Kaplan-Perrone executive producing alongside Sztykiel. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED SALLY PRESSMAN PROJECT (NBC, New!) - "Army Wives" co-star Sally Pressman has inked a talent holding deal with the Peacock. The pact calls for the network to develop a new series project around the actress or cast her in one of its existing properties. Pressman and her co-stars are in their final year of their contracts on "Army Wives," which returns for its sixth season next year. (Deadline.com)


WHITE VAN MAN (ABC, New!) - Bobby Bowman ("Raising Hope") is looking to import Adrian Poynton's BBC Three comedy, about "a man who is forced to put his business dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father." The proposed half-hour comes from ABC Studios, ITV Studios and The Mark Gordon Company with Gordon and Bowman executive producing. The Alphabet has given a script commitment to the project. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Newcomer Grant Gustin is set to recur on "Glee" as a gay Dalton Academy Warbler who sets his sights on Darren Criss's Blaine (TVLine.com); Tamera Mowry will visit twin sister Tia in the upcoming season of BET's "The Game" (TVGuide.com); singer/songwriter/avid aviator Jimmy Buffett will guest on "Hawaii Five-0" as a veteran pilot who's a pal of Terry O'Quinn's character, who's also set to stick around for three more episodes (EW.com, TVGuide.com); Richard Schiff will turn up on NBC's "Up All Night" as Reagan's (Christina Applegate) psychologist father (EW.com); Judith Godreche and Timothee Chalamet are bound for "Royal Pains" as Claudette, Boris's (Campbell Scott) cousin who comes bearing an olive brand, and Luke, Jill's (Jill Flint) awkward, clumsy nephew, respectively (TVLine.com); "True Blood's" Kristin Bauer van Straten is set Maleficent - best known as the evil witch from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" - on ABC's upcoming drama "Once Upon a Time" (THR.com, NiceGirlsTV.com); plus Bailey Chase will recur on NBC's midseason drama "Awake" as the father of one of the best friends of Dylan Minnette's Rex (Variety.com).






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· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· AWAKE (NBC)
· AWESOMETOWN (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY TOOLS (ABC)
· GAME, THE (BET)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· LEGAL AID (CW)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· ROYAL PAINS (USA)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· UNTITLED SALLY PRESSMAN PROJECT (NBC)
· UP ALL NIGHT (NBC)











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