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[03/25/14 - 10:36 PM]
2014 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 12 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[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.

[03/10/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 10
Updates include: James Roday to star in "Good Session" at CBS; Mary Elizabeth Winstead to get "Exposed" at ABC; and Josh Duhamel to topline "Battle Creek" for CBS.

[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 21
Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.

[02/19/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 19
Updates include: Debra Messing to lead "The Mysteries of Laura" at NBC; Terrence Howard to run FOX's "Empire"; and Paget Brewster boards ABC's "Saint Francis."

[01/23/14 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 23
Updates include: Jane Kaczmarek to star in FOX's "Here's Your Damn Family"; Michael J. Weithorn lands six-episode order at FOX for "Weird Loners"; and nine more scripts get pilot commitments.

[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."







FOREVER (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/15/13 - 3/25/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City's star medical examiner, has a secret - he is 200 years old. At the age of 35, Henry died for the first time, and despite many more deaths, is always reborn at 35 years old, without aging a day. With morbid experiments, he tries to get to the bottom of his inexplicable immortality, but every time he is reborn as the same old Henry. Being immortal can have its advantages. Henry has seen every corner of the world, learned many languages, climbed Mount Everest, and loved many women. But it can have its heartbreaks as well; like outliving the love of his life, Abigail. To Henry, eternity has not been a blessing - it's a curse. Henry has spent many decades getting to know Abe, his 76 year-old friend, and the only person who knows his secret. Abe owns an antique store, which hides Henry's lab where he searches for the secret of his immortality. His experiences with death serve him well as New York's star medical examiner. Henry's skills of observation are remarkable, allowing him to read people, whether dead or alive, with stunning accuracy. Like when he meets 32 year-old Detective Jo Martinez, who is investigating the victims of a fatal subway crash. She didn't have to tell him she is a recent widow who is drinking to mask her pain. He could see that for himself. Each week, a new case and his budding friendship with Jo will reveal layers of Henry's long and colorful life in this drama from Matt Miller (Chuck, Las Vegas) and Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Gangster Squad).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alana de la Garza as Jo Martinez
· Barbara Eve Harris as Lt. Roark
· Donnie Keshawarz as Det. Hanson
· Ioan Gruffudd as Henry Morgan
· Joel David Moore as Lucas Wan
· Judd Hirsch as Abe
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brad Anderson as DIR (Pilot)
· Dan Lin as EP
· Jennifer Gwartz as EP
· Matthew Miller as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lin Pictures
· Warner Bros. Television