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[11/09/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 9
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC) - Piers Morgan has passed on returning for a seventh season of the Peacock's summer franchise. "I'm leaving America's Got Talent," he said during Wednesday's broadcast of his CNN series "Piers Morgan Tonight." "I've been there since the show began six years ago and have loved every second of it but discovered that juggling is a bit more difficult than I thought." Morgan, David Hasselhoff and Brandy Norwood served as the original judges on the series, with Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel taking over in season two and five, respectively. "Got Talent's" season seven auditions began last month.


ANDERSON (Syndication) - Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show has been renewed for a second season by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Said development is a result of 2012-13 season clearances on the FOX owned-and-operated stations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston as well as those from LIN (Indianapolis, Hartford, Norfolk, Austin, Buffalo, Providence, Dayton, Toledo and Terre Haute), Midwest (San Diego), Meredith (Phoenix, Las Vegas, Flint), Gannett (Jacksonville), Lilly (Erie) and Sun Broadcasting (Fort Myers). (BroadcastingCable.com)


BENT (NBC) - Matt Letscher ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") and J.B. Smoove ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") have both landed roles on the upcoming comedy, about Alex (Amanda Peet), "a high-strung single mother who hires a laid-back womanizing construction worker, Pete (David Walton), to remodel her home." Letscher will recur as Ben, "the confident and wry doctor boyfriend of Alex," with Smoove as Clem, "the electrician in Pete's oddball construction crew." Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Bert Belasco and Rick Gonzalez co-starred as the latter group in the original pilot. (TVGuide.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Persia White has been cast as the biological mother of Bonnie (Kat Graham) on "The Vampire Diaries," while Torrey DeVitto will recur on the drama as an intelligent young doctor intrigued by Alaric's (Matt Davis) powers of recovery (EW.com, THR.com); Kevin Alejandro will drop by "Breakout Kings" as "a tatted-up Latino inmate dying from lung cancer" (EW.com); David Anders will guest on "House" as the "patient of the week" in an upcoming episode (TVLine.com); Marla Gibbs will reunite with fellow "227" alum Regina King on "Southland's" January 24 episode (TVLine.com); Jay Karnes will turn up on the 150th episode of "Criminal Minds" as a suspected serial rapist who may or may not be targeting fellow guest Dina Meyer (TVLine.com); Sean Astin is bound for "Franklin & Bash" as "a college security guard who dons a cape and tights by night to fight campus crime under the name Viper" (TVLine.com); Stephen Amell will recur on "Private Practice" as a paramedic and potential love interest for one of the show's regulars (THR.com); Sara Foster will return to "90210" as Naomi's (Annalynne McCord) snobby and manipulative sister Jen for a three-episode arc (EW.com); plus Meghan Ory will guest on "Supernatural" as a "working girl" who turns to Sam (Jared Padalecki) for help (Zap2It.com).






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· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· ANDERSON LIVE (SYNDICATION)
· BENT (NBC)
· BREAKOUT KINGS (A AND E)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRANKLIN & BASH (TNT)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC)
· SOUTHLAND (TNT)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)











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