[04/04/14 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 4 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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COUPLES RETREAT (FOX, New!) - Kinetic Content has booked a pilot order from the network for a new "Temptation Island"-esque reality series in which struggling couples "agree to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple." The company's Chris Coelen will presumably executive produce the project, additional details of which weren't given. (Deadline.com)MAYA RUDOLPH VARIETY SPECIAL (NBC) - The Peacock has slated the pilot for Maya Rudolph's proposed variety series for Monday, May 19 at 10:00/9:00c. Said effort was originally targeted for a post-Winter Olympics berth. Erin David, Dave Becky and Lorne Michaels also serve as executive producers on the project, full details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.