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[08/03/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 3
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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UNTITLED CHRIS LEVINSON PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Chris Levinson ("Touch") has landed a script commitment from the network for a new drama about "a major crimes detective who starts slowly losing his memory" and opts to put his entire life under surveillance, creating a world where nothing is ever as it appears. 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment is behind the hour, with the company's Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope executive producing alongside Levinson. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - NBC is revisiting Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah's medical drama script "The Last Stand" for next season (Deadline.com); "American Idol" alum Paul McDonald will make his acting debut on "Parenthood" as "a musician who uses Crosby and Adam's recording space" who catches the eye of Mae Whitman's Amber (TVLine.com); Natasha Lyonne will guest on the two-part series finale of "Weeds" as a yet-to-be-detailed character (THR.com); Caroline Lagerfelt is bound for "Castle" as "a wealthy socialite who employed the victim on one of Castle and Beckett's cases" (TVLine.com); Michael Raymond-James will recur on "Once Upon a Time" as a "mysterious new character," while Colin O'Donoghue has been cast as the show's Captain Hook (Deadline.com, EW.com); "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson is set to appear on "90210" as "a detective whose case centers on something major that goes down at the start of the season," while Jessica Parker Kennedy will recur as "a girl next door who tells her story in group therapy" (Deadline.com, TVLine.com); David Denman will reprise his role as Roy on "The Office" in the show's second episode this season (TVLine.com); "Isabel" star Sophia Mitri Schloss has inked a talent holding deal with Universal Television (Deadline.com); "Little Brother" co-star Rosa Salazar likewise is in talks to sign a talent holding deal with FOX (Deadline.com); and Jeffrey DeMunn will guest on "Chicago Fire" as "a charming, life-long construction worker who's caught in a harrowing situation" (EW.com).






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· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ISABEL (NBC)
· LITTLE BROTHER (FOX)
· NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· TOUCH (FOX)
· UNTITLED CHRIS LEVINSON PROJECT (FOX)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)











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