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[11/04/11 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 4
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!


MY MANS (Comedy Central, New!) - Tim Robinson, Mark Raterman and Andy Miara have snagged a pilot presentation order from the cable channel which stars Robinson and Raterman "as two best friends, one who is constantly getting into trouble, and the other who is always bailing him out." Naomi Odenkirk and Mark Provissiero are on board to executive produce the project, the narrative for which weaves in and out of stand-alone sketches. Said effort is based on a spec pilot the trio shot. Miara then will direct with Bob Odenkirk consulting and Brooke Pobjoy as a co-producer. (Deadline.com)


THE OTHER REALITY (NBC, New!) - Joshua Brand ("Northern Exposure") has set up a potential drama at the Peacock billed as "a show-within-a-show social satire about the life of Eric Bittman, an enormously successful reality show producer and a less-than-successful family man." He'll write and executive produce the hour alongside Peter Horton for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)


RIP/STATE OF MIND (NBC, New!) - Marc Buckland has booked two new projects at the Peacock via his recently inked two-year overall deal with Universal Television. Single-camera comedy "RIP" revolves around "a reluctant angel who happens to be an asshole dies and in order to get to heaven is forced to return to earth and help people with the help of his simple minded brother," while drama "State Of Mind" centers on "a police forensic psychologist who helps solve the most mysterious homicide cases by getting into the minds of the victims, all while starting to lose his own." Buckland is penning the former and will executive produce with Nina Wass while Daniel Arkin is behind the latter which Buckland will likewise executive produce alongside Arkin. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED CHUCK TATHAM PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Chuck Tatham ("How I Met Your Mother") has booked a new multi-camera comedy at the network about "an estranged couple reunited under less than ideal circumstances." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the half-hour with the studio-based Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of 21 Laps/Adelstein Productions executive producing alongside Tatham. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Faith Prince and celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson will guest on "Happy Endings" later this season (THR.com); HBO has optioned Laurie Sandell's book "Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family" alongside Diane Henriques's "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust" for its Robert DeNiro-led biopic of the disgraced mogul (THR.com); Kali Hawk will recur on "New Girl" as Winston's old flame (TVLine.com); John Schneider will stop by "Glee" as the father of Chord Overstreet's Sam Evans (TVLine.com); Jenna Elfman will turn up on the season finale of "Shameless" as "a woman with a dangerous past and an awkward present" (AOLTV.com); Barry Shabaka Henley is bound for "Fairly Legal" as "a seasoned FBI agent who isn't afraid to play rough" (TVGuide.com); plus Lionsgate Television is making the rounds with an animated take on its "Harold & Kumar" franchise with stars John Cho and Kal Penn and original writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg on board (Deadline.com).






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAIRLY LEGAL (USA)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MY MANS (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· OTHER REALITY, THE (NBC)
· RIP (NBC)
· SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME)
· STATE OF MIND (NBC)
· UNTITLED CHUCK TATHAM PROJECT (FOX)
· WIZARD OF LIES, THE (HBO)











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