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[01/24/12 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 24
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!


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (ABC) - Jonathan E. Steinberg's take on the classic fairy tale has been ordered to pilot by the Alphabet. Said project, set up at ABC Studios, is detailed as being "set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast." Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile of Mojo Films are executive producing alongside Steinberg. Said project is not to be confused with The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" pilot, which is a revival of the cult 1987-1990 series on CBS. (Deadline.com)


FIRST CUT (A.K.A. UNTITLED JENNIE SNYDER URMAN PROJECT) (The CW) - The Jennie Snyder Urman-penned drama, about "a brand new doctor who, glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school," has received the green light to produce a pilot. CBS Television Studios is behind the hour, which is being executive produced by Urman and Dan Jinks. (Deadline.com)


LIKE FATHER... (A.K.A. UNTITLED BILL LAWRENCE PROJECT) (FOX) - Bill Lawrence's comedy, centering on a father-son relationship, has formally been ordered to pilot by the network. Lawrence will also direct the single-camera project as well as executive produce alongside Doozer's Jeff Ingold for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


RAY DONOVAN (Showtime) - Paula Malcomson ("Caprica") has booked the female lead on the drama pilot, about Hollywood's best professional "fixer" (Liev Schreiber), who's called in to solve the complicated, confidential and controversial problems of the city's elite. She'll play his wife, Abby, "a Boston tough girl who is still finding it hard to assimilate into the fast lane of Hollywood." Allen Coulter is helming the hour from a script by Ann Biderman. Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Select Fox Television Stations - including WNYW New York and KTTV Los Angeles - are set to carry a six-week test run of Bethenny Frankel's Telepictures talk show this summer (BroadcastingCable.com); former Sony Pictures Television executive Jeanie Bradley has been tapped to oversee Jennifer Love Hewitt's Fedora Films, home to her upcoming series "The Client List" (Deadline.com); "The Ricki Lake Show" is now a go in 93% of the country, including all top 50 markets (Variety.com); Madchen Amick will guest on "In Plain Sight" as "a savvy political operator who comes to Albuquerque with news about the office" (EW.com); and Scotty McCreery will play himself on the April 23 installment of "Hart of Dixie," where he'll sing his hit country single "The Trouble With Girls" (HuffingtonPost.com).






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· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (ABC)
· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW)
· BETHENNY (SYNDICATION)
· CAPRICA (SYFY)
· CLIENT LIST, THE (LIFETIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMILY OWENS, MD (CW)
· HART OF DIXIE (CW)
· IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA)
· LIKE FATHER… (FOX)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· RICKI LAKE SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)





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