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[01/16/12 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 16
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!


THE CLIENT LIST (Lifetime) - Loretta Devine is the latest to book a role on the upcoming drama, which stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley, "a Texas housewife who after being deserted by her husband ends up running a massage parlor that serves as a front for a call-girl service." She'll play the parlor's owner in the Sony Pictures Television-based project, which also stars Colin Egglesfield, Cybill Shepherd, Elisabeth Rohm, Kathleen York, Naturi Naughton and Rebecca Field. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Megan Dodds has booked a five-episode arc on "CSI: NY" as a new love interest for Gary Sinise's Mac, the sister of one of his old academy buddies (TVGuide.com); Jake T. Austin will guest on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as the boyfriend of a girl whose family is brutally murdered (TVGuide.com); Joe Lando has been cast as Cassie's (Britt Robertson) father, the mysterious John Blackwell, on "The Secret Circle" (TVGuide.com); and Megan Fox has joined Lindsay Lohan in the mix to play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's "Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story" (EOnline.com).






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· CLIENT LIST, THE (LIFETIME)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LIZ & DICK (LIFETIME)
· SECRET CIRCLE, THE (CW)









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