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[06/29/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BROTHERS-IN-LAW (TV Land) - Josh Cooke ("Dexter") is the first to be cast in the comedy pilot, about the family dynamic between a husband and the eccentric fiancé of his wife's twin sister. He'll play said fellow, Neil, "a regular Joe who is repeatedly forced to spend time with the eccentric fiancé of his wife's twin sister, even though the guys share nothing in common." Bill Martin and Mike Schiff are behind the project, which is set up at Quan Phang and Scott Stuber's Stuber Productions. (TVLine.com)


THE FARM (NBC) - The Peacock has issued character descriptions for the potential Dwight Schrute-led spin-off of "The Office." Joining Rainn Wilson's Dwight at his family farm/bed-and-breakfast are his younger sister Fannie ("attractive, urban and in her late 20s/early 30s"), now divorced with a nine-year-old son, Cameron Whitman ("a cosmopolitan lad who nevertheless feels the pull of his Schrute heritage"); his thirtysomething brother Jeb ("hasn't done well in any of the career paths he's followed but has found some success with a pot farm"); and his great uncle Heinrich Manheim ("charming, greedy, manipulative"). Paul Lieberstein and Wilson himself are behind the half-hour, from Universal Television. (TVLine.com)


GUILTY (FOX) - Producer Warner Bros. Television has picked up the options on co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Jay Harrington, Eva Amurri Martino and Julian Morris, opening the door for a potential midseason or fall 2013 series order. Not making the cut was Sharon Leal, who played the estranged wife of Gooding Jr.'s character. Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, McG and Peter Johnson are all behind the project, which McG directed from a script by Guggenheim. (Deadline.com)


REVOLUTION (NBC) - Daniella Alonso ("My Generation") has joined the cast of the Peacock's upcoming Monday drama, about a group of people struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist. She'll play a new character, Nora, "a rebel fighter, battling against the militia that controls North America [who] likes to blow up stuff, and she has a lot of rough water under the bridge with Miles (Billy Burke)." David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Graham Rogers, J.D. Pardo, Maria Howell, Tim Guinee, Tracy Spiradakos and Zak Orth starred in the pilot. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ray Ford, who plays James Van Der Beek's assistant on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," has been upped to series regular for the show's second season (THR.com); "Parenthood" executive producer Jason Katims has inked a new two-year overall deal with Universal Television, adding Michelle Lee as his head of development (Deadline.com); "The Secret Circle" alum Chris Zylka has joined the cast of FX's "American Horror Story" in an unspecified role (EW.com); Erik Palladino's doorman Tony DeMeo has been upped to series regular on ABC's "666 Park Avenue" (Deadline.com); Paul Reiser has been cast as Mr. Felder, Scott Thorson's (Matt Damon) attorney, in HBO's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" (Deadline.com); Bobby Campo will recur on "Being Human" as "a young-looking mortician running his own business who has to work extra hard to establish his credibility" (Deadline.com); Charles S. Dutton will guest on the season finale of "Longmire" as "a detective from Colorado who comes to Wyoming's Absoroka County to follow up on a mysterious case from Walt's past" (TVLine.com); Steve Talley will drop by "Pretty Little Liars" as a love interest Holly Marie Combs's Ella (TVLine.com); and Elle Macpherson won't return as host for the second season of "Fashion Star" (NYPost.com).






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· 666 PARK AVENUE (ABC)
· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (HBO)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BROTHERS-IN-LAW (TV LAND)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· DON'T TRUST THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
· FARM, THE (NBC)
· FASHION STAR (NBC)
· GUILTY (FOX)
· LONGMIRE (NETFLIX)
· MY GENERATION (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABC FAMILY)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SECRET CIRCLE, THE (CW)









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