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[05/22/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 22
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!


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "90210" co-star Gillian Zinser won't return as a series regular on the show's upcoming fifth season (TVLine.com); Seth Gabel likewise is being pulled back from full-time status on "Fringe" (TVLine.com); the producers of "Smash" have opted not to pick up the options on co-stars Raza Jaffrey, Jaime Cepero and Brian d'Arcy James while recurring guest star Will Chase is also being written out (EW.com); "True Blood" co-executive producer Mark Hudis is set to succeed Alan Ball as showrunner should the vampire drama return for a sixth season (Deadline.com); "Made in Jersey" showrunner Kevin Falls has inked a new two-year overall deal with producer Sony Pictures Television, his home for the past four years (Deadline.com); Joan Rivers will guest on "Drop Dead Diva" as a shrink who appears in Jane's (Brooke Elliott) subconscious (EW.com); Oscar Nunez has been cast as Jose Baez in Lifetime's "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" (EW.com); and "Game Change" director Jay Roach has inked an two-year overall deal with HBO (THR.com).






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· 90210 (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DROP DEAD DIVA (LIFETIME)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GAME CHANGE (HBO)
· MADE IN JERSEY (CBS)
· PROSECUTING CASEY ANTHONY (LIFETIME)
· SMASH (NBC)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)









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