[12/13/11 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 13 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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IN OTHER NEWS... - Christopher Meloni has officially joined the cast of "True Blood" as "ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands" (EW.com); William Devane will turn up in at least two episodes of ABC's "Revenge" as Edward Grayson, the father of Henry Czerny's Conrad Grayson (EW.com); Steve Carell will lend his voice to "The Simpsons" as "a tightly wound accountant [who is] put in charge of the mob by Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna) while he serves jury duty" (EW.com); Nick Zano is set to recur on "90210" as "an adventurous playboy who is the heir to his family's fortune" who befriends Shenae Grimes's Annie (EOnline.com); Steven Weber will drop by "Hot in Cleveland" as the man who left Jane Leeves's Joy standing alone at the altar (TVLine.com); Christine Baranski will return as Leonard's mom for "The Big Bang Theory's" 100th episode (TVLine.com); plus Will Sasso is back as combative bartender Doug for "How I Met Your Mother's" January 2 episode (TVLine.com).