[06/05/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 5 Updates include: Jeff Astrof to run TBS's "Ground Floor"; Justin Chatwin to exit Showtime's "Shameless"; and Josh Stamberg won't return to Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva."
[01/10/13 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 10 Updates include: Ali Larter boards TNT's "Legends"; ABC eyes live-action "Star Wars" series; and Meredith Vieira to exit "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
[12/20/12 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Thursday, December 20 Updates include: The CW says goodbye to "The L.A. Complex"; Adult Swim to give "Black Dynamite" a second season; and Grant Dekernion is "Chozen" by FX.
[12/17/12 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 17 Updates include: Discovery cancels "American Guns"; Steve Harris joins TNT's "Legends"; and Michael Ian Black to topline ABC's "You're Not Doing It Right."
[12/04/12 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 4 Updates include: MTV banishes "Underemployed" to Saturday nights; Sean Bean to topline TNT's "Legends"; and Michael Richards boards TV Land's "Giant Baby."
[11/01/12 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 1 Updates include: John Shiban exits AMC's "Hell on Wheels," putting season three on hold; HBO orders "Hello Ladies" to series; and Cartoon Network extends trio.
[10/18/12 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 18 Updates include: Brendan Fraser to star in TNT's "Legends"; FOX casts Andy Samberg in comedy pilot; and Bob Daily to import the U.K.'s "Rev" at ABC.
[09/19/12 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 19 Updates include: James Gandolfini to star in HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Netflix acquires Ricky Gervais-led "Derek"; and Rachel Boston joins Lifetime's "Witches of East End."
[11/11/11 - 10:51 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 11 Updates include: Paul Bettany in talks for Showtime's "Masters of Sex"; Netflix, Lionsgate to team for "Orange Is the New Black"; and quartet set for AMC's "How to Cheat on Your Wife."
[09/20/10 - 06:13 PM] Development Update: Monday, September 20 Updates include: "Obese" becomes "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" at ABC; Howard Gordon books dramas at Showtime, NBC; Lifetime, USA pilots land leads.
DESCRIPTION: (from TNT's press release, May 2013) TNT has greenlit the suspenseful spy drama Legends, starring Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings). TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is being produced by Fox 21. Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Alexander Cary (Homeland, Lie to Me) and Jonathan Levin (Charmed) serve as executive producers, along with showrunners Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, the creators of Sleeper Cell. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, The Day After Tomorrow) and Mark Bomback (LIve Free or Die Hard) serve as consulting producers. The pilot was directed and executive-produced David Semel (Heroes, Person of Interest) and written by Nachmanoff, who developed the story with Gordon and Bomback. Set to premiere on TNT in 2014, Legends is based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell, whose CIA novel The Company served as the basis for TNT's acclaimed 2007 miniseries. In Legends, Bean stars as Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (D.C.O.) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be.