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[10/20/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 20
Updates include: "Person of Interest," "Unforgettable" near full seasons from CBS; Ed Bernero to bring "The Punisher" to ABC; and Sean Jablonski to take over "Noir" at Starz.

[06/09/10 - 06:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 9
Updates include: Style renews "Giuliana & Bill"; Vinnie Jones upped to series regular on NBC's "The Cape"; and ABC pilots "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show."

[01/28/10 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 28
Updates include: Neil Patrick Harris to host CBS's "The Cube"; NBC, FOX order more pilots; and Martin Henderson to topline ABC's "Off the Map."

[12/02/09 - 11:46 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Inside the Box" (ABC)

[09/02/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 2
Updates include: FOX names new "Family Guy" showrunners; Lena Headey reports for "Game of Thrones" at HBO; and Katherine Heigl to take a "Grey's" hiatus.

[05/19/09 - 12:54 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: ABC & Nbc
Updates include: the "Earl," "Medium" cancellation fallout begins; "Surviving Suburbia" still alive; and ABC eyes additional midseason options.

[04/09/09 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 9
Updates include: HBO renews "Eastbound & Down"; Melora Hardin to play female lead on FX's "Lights Out"; and "Prison Break: The Final Break" set for DVD.

[03/31/09 - 04:09 PM]
2009 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 12 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/05/09 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 5
Updates include: TBS axes "Frank TV"; good (and a little bad) news about the future of "Heroes"; and Indira Varma to topline ABC's "Inside the Box."

[03/04/09 - 06:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan goes "Inside the Box" for ABC; Morris Chestnut joins the "V" revival; and ABC adds another comedy pilot.

[03/02/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: Melissa George and Teri Polo land CBS pilots; a quartet joins NBC's "Day One"; and "Sarah Silverman" producers balk at Comedy Central's budget cuts.

[02/27/09 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: David Morse moves to "Empire State" on ABC; Steven R. McQueen joins The CW's "Vampire Diaries"; and Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair to run "90210."

[02/24/09 - 06:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 24
Updates include: "Melrose Place" a go at The CW; LL Cool J set for the "NCIS" spin-off; and The CW adds "Beautiful Life" to its pilot roster.

[02/17/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 17
Updates include: Michael Vartan joins TNT's "Time Heals"; Geoff Stults heads to ABC's "Happy Town" and Martin Henderson goes "Inside the Box" for ABC.

[02/12/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
Updates include: USA wraps "The Starter Wife"; more pilots land directors; and Matthew Salsberg inks an overall deal with Lionsgate.

[01/27/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 27
Updates include: ABC adds three more pilots; FOX plans a "Masterwork"; and TBS on track to extend "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns."







INSIDE THE BOX (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
1/27/09 - 10/20/11
STATUS:
previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's web site, March 2009) Welcome to the fast-paced, cutthroat world of network news. CNS is a hotbed of professional backstabbing and personal betrayals. The only way to survive here is through strength, talent and friendship. When the DC Bureau Chief retires, everyone assumes that Catherine Powell is a shoe-in for his job. She's dedicated and savvy and she practically runs the newsroom already. So no one is more shocked than Catherine when the board passes her over in favor of the charismatic, but shallow Englishman, Kenneth Donnegan. Kenneth welcomes Catherine to stay onboard as part of his team but he makes it clear that it's his team. There's no way Catherine's going to take this lying down. She quickly pulls together an investigative team of her own, including her loyal, right-hand man Jake Fisher and talented, but brutally ambitious reporter, Samantha Hathaway. As they pursue a hot lead that takes them deep into the halls of Congress, their newly-appointed White House correspondent Kyle Chisolm is working his own angle. He wants to keep his dream job and keep dating White House Press Secretary Lauren Thomas on the down low. Although, it's going to be a lot harder to keep it secret now that she's pregnant. Broadcast News combines with The West Wing for a deliciously addictive new relationship drama. Watching these brilliant, but scheming minds compete as they face tough personal choices and serious ethical dilemmas is a major adrenaline rush. As Catherine quickly discovers, in the competitive world of investigative reporting, your friends are only one betrayal away from becoming enemies. Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice invites you Inside The Box.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Indira Varma as Catherine Powell
· Jason George as Kyle Chisholm
· Jennifer Finnigan as Lauren Thomas
· Kim Raver as Samantha Hathaway
· Lloyd Owen as Kenneth Donnegan
· Martin Henderson as Jake Fisher
· Sarah Drew as Molly
· Xander Berkeley as Fred O'Brien (Guest Star)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Mark Tinker as DIR (Pilot)
· Richard E. Robbins as CRTR/EP
· Shonda Rhimes as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Shondaland Productions