[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:
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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).