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[03/08/13 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 8
Updates include: Shawn Hatosy to get "Reckless" at CBS; Chris D'Elia to topline NBC's "Undateable"; and ABC orders three more episodes of "Celebrity Wife Swap."

[07/29/11 - 11:11 PM]
Cable TCA Roundup: AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Discovery, Hallmark, HBO, History, Lifetime, MTV & Starz
Updates include: Steven Moffat to pen latest "Doctor Who" holiday special; "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" films still alive at HBO; and "Torchwood" may not return for another installment.

[04/14/11 - 12:51 PM]
ABC Entertainment Group Announces the Start of Production and Cast of the Four-Part Miniseries, "Titanic"
Filming begins Monday, May 9 in Budapest, Hungary.

[02/23/11 - 10:57 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 23
Updates include: Jenna Elfman may be ABC's "Bad Mom"; Adam Goldberg reports to CBS's "Rookies"; and Henry Simmons to "Man Up!" for ABC.

[11/18/10 - 10:31 AM]
Bada Bing! VH1 Picks Up "Mob Wives": The Weinstein Co. and Electus to Produce First Project from JustJenn Productions
The series revolves around four women "who have to pick up the pieces and carry on after their husbands or fathers do time for Mob-related activities."

[08/07/10 - 05:31 PM]
HBO at TCA: "Entourage" to End Next Season, "Detective Agency" May Return
Plus: notes on "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

[07/31/10 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: July 30-31
Updates include: Eddie Cibrian to visit NBC's "Chase"; "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" plans revival; and "Law & Order: Los Angeles" completes casting.

[03/31/10 - 09:05 AM]
69th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
Television honorees include "Modern Family," "Glee," "In Treatment" and "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency."

[02/03/10 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 3
Updates include: "Big Love" gets a fifth season from HBO; ABC sets a launch date for "Happy Town"; and Sarah Chalke to topline ABC's "Freshmen."

[01/20/10 - 12:29 PM]
Legendary R&b Singer Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime Movie Network's Sins of the Mother
The adaptation of Carleen Brice's novel will premiere Sunday, February 21 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/30/09 - 08:34 AM]
The Closer, "True Blood" Lead 2009's Scripted Cable Series
Plus: how more than 60 of cable's scripted series fared in 2009.

[10/20/09 - 12:54 PM]
We TV Names John Miller Senior Vice President, Original Productions & Development
Most recently, Miller was executive vice president of television at The Weinstein Company.

[09/15/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 15
Updates include: Ray Wise to visit FOX's "Dollhouse"; Jordan Hinson joins the cast of ABC's "Hank"; and Helen Hunt in talks to join NBC's "Parenthood."

[07/30/09 - 08:25 PM]
HBO Renews Current Trio, Gives Status of Upcoming Slate
Plus: Larry David teases the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

[07/16/09 - 12:17 PM]
HBO Receives 99 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations, the Most of Any Network This Year; Grey Gardens Leads HBO Programming with 17 Nominations
"Gardens" was followed by 14 for "Into the Storm," 11 for "Generation Kill" and 10 for "Taking Chance."

[01/09/09 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 9
Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" co-stars ink new deals; plus TCA notes from Comedy Central, E!, Style and HBO.

[12/01/08 - 06:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 1
Updates include: Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald added to Martin Scorsese's "Empire" at HBO; Mindy Moore Borman to executive produce "Dr. Oz"; and "Detective Agency" to honor the late Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack.

[06/20/08 - 05:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 20
Updates include: HBO renews "In Treatment" for second season; TBS taps new "Match Game" host and panelists; plus Brooke Elliott and Lloyd Owen land lead roles in pilots.

[03/10/08 - 09:40 AM]
HBO to Partner with the Weinstein Company and the BBC to Present New Drama Series the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Based on the International Bestselling Novels by Alexander Mccall Smith
In addition to the two-hour film, which will serve as the pilot, HBO has ordered 13 one-hour episodes that will begin filming this summer.







NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/29/09 - 5/10/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (7 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from The Weinstein Company's press release, March 2008) HBO will partner with The Weinstein Company and the BBC to bring Alexander McCall Smith's international bestselling book series THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY to television, it was announced today by Richard Plepler, co-president, HBO and Michael Lombardo, president, Programming Group and West Coast Operations, HBO. Grammy Award winner Jill Scott ("Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?," "Hounddog") stars in the series, whose two-hour pilot was recently filmed on location in Botswana under the direction of Academy Award(R) winner Anthony Minghella ("Cold Mountain," "The English Patient") from a script by Minghella and Academy Award(R) nominee Richard Curtis ("Four Weddings and a Funeral," HBO's "The Girl in the Cafe"), who also executive produce. The producers are Academy Award(R) winner Sydney Pollack ("Out of Africa") and Timothy Bricknell ("Cold Mountain") for Mirage Enterprises, along with Amy Moore for Cinechicks.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi
· Colin Salmon
· David Oyelowo
· Idris Elba
· Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe
· John Kani
· Lucian Msamati as JLB Matekoni
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexander McCall Smith as BOOK
· Amy Moore as PROD
· Anthony Minghella as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Harvey Weinstein as EP
· Richard Curtis as CRTR/EP
· Sydney Pollack as PROD
· Timothy Bricknell as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions
· Cinechicks
· Mirage Enterprises
· Weinstein Company, The