[07/10/09 - 01:29 PM] Tierney Illness Forces "Parenthood" to Midseason "Start of production on NBC Universal's new series 'Parenthood' has been postponed for eight weeks due to medical evaluation that valued cast member Maura Tierney is undergoing," NBC said in a statement.
STATUS: previously in development (2003-2004 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from the WB's press release) This youthful ensemble crime drama uncovers the FBI's best-kept secret: an elite Special Investigations Unit (SIU) staffed with the finest young agents to infiltrate and apprehend society's dangerous new class of young criminals. Born with a genetic defect, 23-year-old agent Gaia (Rachael Leigh Cook, "She's All That") lacks one of the most basic human instincts: fear. While her partners Ryan (Eric Balfour, "24," "Six Feet Under") and Harmony (Bianca Lawson, "Dawson's Creek," "Save The Last Dance") suspect she has a secret, they have no choice but to trust her. Whether her rare mutation is an important asset or a deadly liability for the unit remains to be seen. Ian Somerhalder ("The Rules of Attraction," "Young Americans") and Erich Anderson ("Unfaithful," "Felicity") also star. FEARLESS is from executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer ("Black Hawk Down," "Pearl Harbor"), Jonathan Littman ("CSI," "Without a Trace"), Jeremy Littman ("Law & Order," "Strong Medicine"), Vincent Ngo and Evan Charnov for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.