[09/26/08 - 06:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 26 Updates include: Donnie Wahlberg, Sarah Michelle Gellar to topline pilots for TNT, HBO; Lifetime, NBC Universal continue their legal battle over "Project Runway"; and the usual mix of casting news.
[08/13/08 - 06:59 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 13 Updates include: ABC locks casting on 18 pilots; Cynthia Stevenson set for "Surviving Suburbia" at The CW; and Jennifer Lopez to bring "Maid in Manhattan" to the small screen at ABC.
[06/03/08 - 04:42 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 3 Updates include: Sprague Grayden and Tony Hale land multiple roles this fall; "The Simpsons" cast is on track to sign four-year deals; and Billy Zane joins ABC's "Finnegan."
[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM] The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.
[04/07/08 - 12:00 AM] Development Update: Monday, April 7 Updates include: James Burrows, Bharat Nalluri and Gary Fleder to helm pilots; Rosie Perez stops at "Exit 19" for CBS; and even more casting news!
[03/28/08 - 06:54 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 28 Update include: Sara Rue, Simon Baker and Ian McShane all land pilots; ABC adds five projects to its pilot roster; and Jason Bateman to direct FOX's "The Inn."
STATUS: previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: 14-20 minute presentation
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) For most of us, a job is just a job. But then there are people like Erin Finnegan, for whom work is everything and a personal life is just the uneasy time spent while the office is closed. Finnegan is a cop, head of the LAPD's Organized Crime and Vice Unit, and she rides every case like a roller coaster, reveling in the highs and lows, hooked on pure adrenaline, hanging on for dear life. When an investigation goes from good to bad, so does Finnegan's mood—swinging wildly from giddy joy to furious rage. As her co-workers say, "She's all sunshine… until the clouds roll in." But one thing's for sure: she gets the job done. She's a brilliant sleuth who inspires her crew. And she knows no fear, doing whatever it takes to crack the case. Even if it means putting her career or her life on the line. Finnegan has an A-team of detectives who support her cause… McCants and Carbo have learned to take the job's challenges (and their boss' moods) with a grain of salt. They are Finnegan's go-to team to back her up. Detectives Mutt and Smash are experts in LA's countless organized gangs and crime syndicates. Finnegan also has her ex-husband Deputy DA Clark to help with last-minute wiretaps and injunctions. Her nemesis happens to be her boss, Commander Chu. He's a careerist who's more interested in the politics of policing than the policing itself. He's a constant obstacle for Finnegan to overcome. Finnegan is a hard-edged, character-driven drama that proves that the best man for the job is sometimes a woman.