[04/06/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 6
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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OVER AND OUT (CBS) - John Amos, Ethan Suplee and Sydney Park have all been cast in the comedy pilot, about Ray Barker (Martin Lawrence), a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46. She'll play Holly, his 16 going on 25 daughter; with Amos as Lorenzo Bunch, the station's erudite captain; and Suplee as Travis Farmer ("straight-laced, earnest, exuberant"), Ray's partner. Colleen Smith, P.J. Byrne and Regina Hall also star in the CBS Television Studios-based half-hour, from co-creators Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger. Fred Savage is directing. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Judith Scott will return to "Castle" as the widow of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Captain Montgomery (TVLine.com); and, as expected, AMC reportedly plans to split the final season of "Breaking Bad" into two eight-episode runs with a four-month production break between them (EW.com).

  [april 2012]  


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