[04/15/11 - 10:05 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 15 Updates include: A.J. Cook to return to "Criminal Minds"; AMC commissions two reality series; and Griffin Dunne to visit "Damages."
[02/22/11 - 10:25 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 22 Updates include: Christina Ricci in talks to board "Pan Am" at ABC; Ryan Hansen to topline NBC's "Lovelives"; and Kevin Hart joins FOX's "Little in Common."
[02/11/11 - 10:31 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 11 Updates include: Stockard Channing reports to NBC's "17th Precinct"; Rob Riggle booked for "Home Game" at CBS; and Michael Rosenbaum to return for "Smallville's" series finale.
[02/08/11 - 11:02 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 8 Updates include: Rachel Bilson, Kerry Washington and Zooey Deschanel to topline pilots; The CW greenlights "Secret Circle"; and TV Land taps directors for its three pilots.
[01/28/11 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 28 Updates include: Greg Grunberg is "Big Mike" for A&E; Geoff Stults to topline FOX's "Bones" spin-off; and a half-dozen more pilots get greenlit.
[12/14/10 - 06:41 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 14 Updates include: A&E greenlights "Big Mike," "Longmire"; Carrie-Anne Moss to topline Lifetime pilot; and Virginia Madsen to visit NBC's "The Event."
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, May 2011) Greg Grunberg ("Heroes," "Alias") stars as a plus-sized detective in a world where plus-sized is a minus, San Diego. One of the best in his field, Big Mike can be a charging bull while serving a warrant or a gentle giant while rescuing a child from a fire. He can be profane, relentless and even deceitful when regulations stand in the way of justice, but he intimately understands both passion and human weakness, which serves as his greatest strength as a detective and his greatest challenge in his romantic life. Also stars Nicole Ari Parket, Ken Leung, Elizabeth Bogush and Anthony Ruivivar.