[05/29/12 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC) - Jennifer Cecil and Barbie Kligman have been upped to executive producers on the veteran drama while co-star Tim Daly won't be returning for the show's sixth season. "Wonderful fans of PPP. Shonda informed my agent today that Pete wont be returning for season 6," the actor announced via his Twitter account. "It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder." As for Cecil and Kligman, said duo will succeed Steve Blackman and Craig Turk as co-head writers, reporting to showrunner Shonda Rhimes. (Deadline.com, @TimmyDaly)

UNTITLED JEFF NATHANSON PROJECT (HBO, New!) - Feature writer Jeff Nathanson ("Tower Heist") is developing a new dramedy at the pay channel "described as an unflinching behind-the-scenes look at a professional basketball team - and the money, sex, power and temptation that consumes the wild lives of millionaire players and billionaire owners." He'll write, direct and executive produce the hour alongside Gavin Polone. No other details were given. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Daniel Tosh announced on tonight's "Tosh.0" that his animated comedy "Brickleberry" will premiere Tuesday, September 25 (ComedyCentral.com); Michael Weatherly will guest on TNT's upcoming "Major Crimes" as "a man named Thorn [who] likes the ladies" (@M_Weatherly); James Frain is set to recur on "Grimm" as the estranged brother of Sasha Roiz's Captain Sean Renard (Zap2It.com); CBS Television Distribution and newly crowned "The Celebrity Apprentice" winner Arsenio Hall are in talks to reteam for a new syndicated talk show (Deadline.com); "Army Wives" co-star Catherine Bell has inked a two-year talent holding deal with producer ABC Studios (Deadline.com); Zuleikha Robinson is bound for "Homeland" as a field journalist with a special relationship to Navid Negahban's Abu Nazir (Deadline.com); Wanda de Jesus will recur on "Sons of Anarchy" as "a smart and sexy associate" of fellow guest Jimmy Smits's Neron "Nero" Padilla (Deadline.com); "Game of Thrones" executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss have detailed the various roles currently casting for the show's third season (EW.com); Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen series of books is being developed as a primetime drama by Graham King Television (THR.com); and Ben Silverman's Electus banner has signed an exploratory deal with Starz to develop unscripted programming for the pay channel (Deadline.com).

  [may 2012]  


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