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[05/01/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 1
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!


L.A. NOIR (TNT) - "The Walking Dead" alums Jeffrey DeMunn and Andrew Rothenberg have both landed roles on the drama pilot, about the epic battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) and mobster Mickey Cohen (yet to be cast) in the 1950s. DeMunn will play Hal Morrison, "the detective at the head of the LAPD mob squad," with Rothenberg guest starring as Eddy Sanderson, "a member of Hal's team." Alexa Davalos, Jeremy Strong, Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia and Simon Pegg also star in the project, from writer/director Frank Darabont and producer Michael De Luca. (TVGuide.com)


TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS) - Co-stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones have all reached deals to return for a 10th season of the veteran comedy. It's understood Kutcher will earn about $700,000 per installment with Cryer coming in a bit less and Jones at $300,000 an episode. In addition, co-creator Lee Arohnson is stepping down as co-showrunner. It's understood fellow executive producers Don Reo and Jim Patterson will fill said void alongside co-creator Chuck Lorre. Arohnson however will continue as an executive consultant. Meanwhile, Eddie Gorodetsky is also expected to return as an executive producer as well as a consulting producer on fellow Lorre-produced series "The Big Bang Theory." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Demi Lovato is on track to join Britney Spears as the incoming judges on "The X Factor," taking over for the departing Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul (THR.com); George Eads has closed a one-year deal with CBS Television Studios to continue on "CSI" next season (THR.com); John Finn will guest on "Suits" as Harvey Specter's (Gabriel Macht) latest client, "a hotshot CEO of a multi-million dollar company" (THR.com); "Community" co-executive producer Chris McKenna has inked a two-year overall deal with the show's producer, Universal Television (Deadline.com); ABC has reportedly given the Marc Cherry-penned drama pilot "Devious Maids" permission to start making senior staffing offers (Deadline.com); HBO has passed on its much-ballyhooed drama pilot "The Corrections" - featuring Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal - over concerns about its challenging narrative (Deadline.com);

"Private Practice" executive producer Craig Turk has signed an overall deal with CBS Television Studios where he'll join "The Good Wife" as a consulting producer (Deadline.com); "Save Me" and "The New Normal" are the latest NBC comedy pilots being eyed for a post-Olympics launch with staffing efforts underway at each (Deadline.com); Camille Grammer is set to return to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for a handful of cameos next season (EOnline.com); "Law & Order: SVU" alum Dean Winters will return for the show's May 23 season finale alongside fellow guest stars Peter Jacobson, Brooke Smith, Pippa Black and Eric Ladin (TVLine.com); NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, following a series of layoffs and pay cuts, is set to renew its newsmagazine "Access Hollywood" and companion show "Access Hollywood Live" for at least three and one more seasons, respectively (THR.com); and Netflix has reportedly approached CBS Television Studios about reviving its cult favorite "Jericho" (TVGuide.com).






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