[05/08/14 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 8 - Odds & Ends Updates include: USA passes on its three remaining pilots; AMC's "Better Call Saul" adds trio; and Dan Goor, Jenna Bans, Patrick Massett and John Zinman all ink overall deals.
[01/16/13 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 16 Updates include: Michael J. Fox's NBC comedy adds trio; TNT gives pilot order to "Murder in the First"; and Christina Kirk boards NBC's "Gates."
[12/21/12 - 11:05 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 21 Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" to get ninth season; "Jim Rome on Showtime" is due back as a monthly series; and "Shoreline" lands at E!.
[12/19/12 - 11:36 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 19 Updates include: FOX orders 10th season of "So You Think You Can Dance"; "See Dad Run" to get second season on Nick at Nite; and Bryan Singer target revival of "The Twilight Zone."
[09/14/12 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 14 Updates include: Freddie Highmore to play Norman Bates on A&E's "Bates Motel"; Jim Gaffigan to topline potential CBS comedy; and Jenna Dewan joins Lifetime's "Witches of East End."
[09/29/11 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 29 Updates include: Carlton Cuse, Barry Schindel and Bill Callahan all land projects at ABC; NBC extends "Parenthood" to 18 episodes; and Chris Carter eyes small screen return.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/8/14
DESCRIPTION: (from USA's press release, May 2013) THE ARRANGEMENT (Pilot Under Consideration) - From "Numb3rs" creators Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci this one-hour drama pilot is inspired by a short story from the Elmore Leonard anthology "When The Women Come Out To Dance." THE ARRANGEMENT tells the story of Lourdes Nieves (Stephanie Sigman, "Miss Bala"), a Columbian woman who trades her tragic and mysterious past for a fresh start in Miami by entering into a marriage with Billy Whitley (Bryan Greenberg, "How to Make It In America"), a well-meaning and ambitious politician. In a union of political expediency, Lourdes and Billy manage a delicate dance of romance and clear-eyed pragmatism as she leverages her experience and contacts to help her husband battle the blood sport that is local Florida politics. From Universal Cable Productions and executive producers Doug Liman and David Bartis of Hypnotic (SUITS, COVERT AFFAIRS), the pilot also stars Amanda Schull and Manolo Cardona.