[07/21/11 - 10:58 PM] Development Update: Thursday, July 21 Updates include: Robert Wagner departs "Charlie's Angels"; Bill Pullman to star in TNT's "Innocent" and Kenny Johnson joins NBC's "Prime Suspect."
[04/11/11 - 10:55 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 11 Updates include: CMT cancels "Working Class"; Cedric the Entertainer to star in potential "Hot in Cleveland" spin-off; and "Desperate Housewives" leads on track for season eight.
[03/15/11 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 15 Updates include: David James Elliott lands first male role ABC's "Good Christian Bitches"; Robert Knepper reports to "Reconstruction" at NBC; and Frances Conroy to join Jenna Elfman in ABC's "Bad Mom."
[03/11/11 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 11 Updates include: Jon Dore, Paget Brewster on board NBC's "Experiment"; Scott Foley is "The Doctor's" son at CBS; and Tom Sizemore plans "Exit Strategy" at FOX.
[03/09/11 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 9 Updates include: Donal Logue, Terry O'Quinn join ABC's "Hallelujah"; Michael Chiklis is "Vince Uncensored" for CBS; and Jennifer Morrison reports to "Once Upon a Time" at ABC.
[03/08/11 - 10:52 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 8 Updates include: Ben Koldyke, Brooke D'Orsay nab leads in ABC comedy pilots; Rick Gomez, Richard T. Jones join FOX's "Council of Dads"; and Natalie Dormer to star in ABC's "Poe."
[02/25/11 - 10:49 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 25 Updates include: Don Johnson to topline "Mann's World" at NBC; David Krumholtz cast in "Playboy," also at NBC; and Kerry Bishe heads for "Iceland" at FOX.
[02/16/11 - 10:46 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 16 Updates include: Adrianne Palicki is NBC's "Wonder Woman"; Maria Bello locks into "Prime Suspect," also at NBC; and Mike O'Malley, Michael Emerson land pilots.
[02/14/11 - 10:42 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 14 Updates include: Robert Taylor is "Longmire" for A&E; Jesse L. Martin, Saffron Burrows land pilots; and more directors sign on for this year's development crop.
[12/15/10 - 06:22 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, December 15 Updates include: Marc Cherry books a new drama at ABC; NBC to preview "Perfect Couples" on December 20; and Joel Gallen inks first-look deal with Sony.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) In the town of Hallelujah, it's like the devil grabbed hold and won't let go. Formidable Del Roman (Terry O'Quinn) uses his wealth and power to pull the strings of the local police force and control the town from behind the curtain. But there's a stranger on his way to Hallelujah and if things don't straighten out, there's going to be hell to pay. Rye Turner (Donal Logue) is a good man, but lately he and his family have fallen on hard times. A tragic accident has turned his 8-year old son Matthew mute and left his wife Ruth (Frances O'Connor) racked with guilt. The whole town of Hallelujah is suffering, but when Rye almost hits a stranger by the side of the road, his luck begins to change. Rye invites this stranger, Jared (Jesse L. Martin), to stay for a while, but Ruth isn't as easily taken in by this charming drifter. When Jared's arrival coincides with a rather miraculous event, even Ruth agrees that Jared is a welcome change to the town. Of course, Del Roman isn't nearly as enchanted. As these two very different but equally powerful characters face off, the small town of Hallelujah will become the landscape for an epic battle between good and evil. Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) imagines a vivid reality where good and evil struggle mightily for the upper hand. Set to the rousing gospel music of the town's church choir, Hallelujah is one of the season's most absorbing and original new character dramas.