[05/09/14 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends Updates include: ABC, NBC pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Casey Affleck to play Meriwether Lewis for HBO; Ryan Seacrest to return as host of FOX's "American Idol."
[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 18 Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.
[03/14/14 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 14 Updates include: Anthony LaPaglia to lead "Red Zone" at CBS; Josh Lucas joins NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura"; and Melissa George lands lead on Richard LaGravenese's ABC pilot.
[03/13/14 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 13 Updates include: Thomas Lennon to join Matthew Perry in CBS's "The Odd Couple"; John Cho lands male lead on ABC's "Selfe"; and Geoff Stults tapped for title role on CBS's "Cuz-Bros."
[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 7 Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."
[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 5 Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."
[02/10/14 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 10 Updates include: Nick Zano to get "One Big Happy" at NBC; Tom Cavanagh cast in The CW's "The Flash"; and Kevin Alejandro lands role on ABC's "Clementine."
[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 24 Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2014) They are two New York socialites, equally skilled in the art of manipulation, living by their own amoral codes. Philip Fitzgerald Julien (Rufus Sewell) drips intelligence, wit and sensuality. His female counterpart, Margot Worth Cole, commands instant attention with her power, style and intellect. Ages ago, they were involved romantically with disastrous results. Now, the two are balancing the delicate lines between friends, ex-lovers, and adversaries, always one heated conversation from falling into bed with the other. They play out their obsessive attraction and seduction through the manipulation of others. And no one is better at it than these two. Their first target is Margot's ex who has double-crossed her in their divorce. With Philip's help, she wants to destroy him with a humiliation so big he'll be forced off the island of Manhattan in shame. Margot's plan begins with Philip seducing her ex's soon to be fiancé, a very young and beautiful virgin model. A gratifying start for their renewed alliance. With their masterful manipulations, Philip and Margot will seduce you into their elite world in this sexy drama from Richard LaGravanese (Behind the Candelabra; Beautiful Creatures; Water for Elephants).