[01/04/13 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 4 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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MOM (CBS) - Anna Faris ("The Dictator") has been tapped for the title role on the Chuck Lorre-produced comedy pilot, about a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker co-wrote the multi-camera project alongside Lorre for his Warner Bros. Television-based Chuck Lorre Productions. (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's "Life's Too Short" will wrap its run with a concluding special to air later this year (Deadline.com); Sarah Ramos will guest on the closing installment of "Private Practice" as a patient of Amy Brennenman's Violet's (THR.com); and Wendi McLendon-Covey will return to "Modern Family" as Cam's lesbian nemesis Pam, who assists with his house renovation/flipping project (TVLine.com).