[03/19/15 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 19 Updates include: FOX lands 10-episode drama "Houdini & Doyle"; Bella Thorne to be "Famous in Love" for ABC Family; and James Caan departs "Fantasy Life" at FOX.
[05/17/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 17 Updates include: "Alpha House," "Betas" to get series orders from Amazon; Mark Roberts exits CBS's "Mike & Molly"; and ABC, America Ferrera to import "Pedro & Maria."
[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 18 Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 1/17/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Amazon's press release, November 2013) Are you an Alpha or a Beta? You can decide this month when the four senators-turned-unlikely-roommates of Alpha House and the endearing, young tech industry entrepreneurs of Betas come back to Amazon in 11-episode series. Alpha House debuts November 15 and Betas will follow on November 22. Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups, Betas, written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard, follows four friends as they attempt to strike it rich with a new mobile social networking app. Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton, and Maya Erskine star in the show, with special appearances from Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, St. Elsewhere). Michael Lehmann directs and produces the show along with Emmy Award winners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen, and Academy Award nominee Michael London.