[02/02/12 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 2 Updates include: Eric Kripke's "Revolution" a go at NBC; Jamie Bamber joins TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Dana Gould, John Leguizamo land projects at FX, ABC.
[02/01/12 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 1 Updates include: ABC adds two more comedy pilots; Jennifer Finnigan first to TNT's "Chelsea General"; and Kevin Bacon to star in Kevin Williamson's FOX pilot.
[01/18/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 18 Updates include: The CW sends three dramas to pilot; NBC fills out cast of "Beautiful People"; and Nick Stoller gets a green light for his CBS comedy.
[01/06/12 - 10:07 PM] TCA: NBC Confirms Episode, Pilot Orders "Harry's Law," "Parks & Recreation" set for 22 episodes, plus check out official descriptions of the Peacock's five pilots ordered to date.
[01/05/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 5 Updates include: Frances Conroy latest to NBC's "Beautiful People"; pair likewise set for "Isabel" at the Peacock; and NBC, The CW in talks to carry "Saving Hope," "L.A. Complex."
[01/02/12 - 11:13 PM] Development Update: Monday, January 2 Updates include: James Murray, Patrick Heusinger are "Beautiful People" for NBC; FOX nixes "So You Think You Can Dance" results show; and Jon Tenney, Natalie Morales to visit HBO's "The Newsroom."
[12/14/11 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 14 Updates include: Melissa Rycroft, Jennie Garth to topline reality series at CMT; Colin Egglesfield joins Lifetime's "The Client List"; and Stephen Hopkins to helm NBC's "Beautiful People."
[11/14/11 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 14 Updates include: CBS extends "A Gifted Man," trims "Rules of Engagement"; Anna Kournikova departs "The Biggest Loser"; and NBC orders "Beautiful People" pilot.
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, January 2012) BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is an imaginative and thematically rich ensemble "what if" drama set 10 minutes in the future where families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human population -- that is until some of the mechanicals begin to "awaken." Michael McDonald ("Cougar Town," "MADtv") is the writer and executive producer, Robert M. Sertner ("Revenge," "No Ordinary Family") is the executive producer and Stephen Hopkins ("Californication," "Shameless") directs the pilot. "Beautiful People" is from Universal Television and ABC Studios.