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[05/09/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: ABC, NBC pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Casey Affleck to play Meriwether Lewis for HBO; Ryan Seacrest to return as host of FOX's "American Idol."

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

[03/17/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 17
Updates include: Nick at Nite's "See Dad Run" to end after three seasons; Jason Jones to lead NBC's "Love Is Relative"; and Georgia King is the latest bound for CBS's "The Odd Couple."

[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.

[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 7
Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."

[02/26/14 - 11:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 26
Update include: Taraji P. Henson boards FOX's "Empire"; Michael Rosenbaum heads to "Mission Control" at NBC; and John Rhys-Davies is the latest cast in FOX's "Hieroglyph."

[02/25/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 25
Updates include: Matthew Perry's "The Odd Couple" gets pilot order at CBS; Viola Davis to lead "How to Get Away with Murder" at ABC; and Ashley Judd set for "Salvation" at NBC.

[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.

[02/05/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 5
Updates include: ABC extends "The Astronaut Wives Club" order to 10 episodes; CBS adds two more drama pilots to its roster; and Erinn Hayes, June Diane Raphael set as "The Mason Twins" at NBC.

[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 24
Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.

[09/26/13 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 26
Updates include: Martin Freeman joins FX's "Fargo" limited series; Titus Welliver to play "Bosch" for Amazon; and Daniel Cerone, David S. Goyer bring "Constantine" to NBC.







MCKENNA FILES, THE (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/26/13 - 5/9/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
network passed on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Designer-clad big city criminologist Dr. Agatha McAuliffe, started life on the wrong side of the law. It's hard to believe she went to prison for robbery, but that only makes her better at solving cases. She has an instinct for people and an eye for the smallest detail. Like when the FBI was trying to take credit for her work, she outed the agent's predilection for online porn and gambling... all because of his twitching pinky and inexpensive watch. Set. Game. Match. Impeccably dressed Agatha. She even knows her boyfriend, Rey Cordoba, is about to propose because he is wearing a new shirt, uncharacteristically, and wants to go on a picnic in Central Park. She gets a glimpse at the beautiful rock, but the perfect proposal has to be postponed... she's just gotten an urgent call from her policeman brother, Jimmy, to go to Philly. She packs her Louis Vuitton bag with the precision of a bento box and heads to her hometown. It's a missing girl case and the police welcome her with her old rap sheet inside the case file. She takes it in stride... and reads it out loud to them. She may have her PhD from Stanford, but she has the street smarts to play ball with them. The case is headed by her father, Detective Hank McAuliffe. Estranged for years, the tension between them is still there, but Jimmy urges them to put aside their differences and find the girl before it is too late. Against her father's wishes, Agatha reconnects with shady characters from her former life in hopes of uncovering information. This perplexing case will unleash the ghosts of her family's past in this character driven police procedural from Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy McAuliffe
· Bojana Novakovic as Agatha McAuliffe
· Christian Keyes as Zane Leaveau
· Clancy Brown as Hank McAuliffe
· Daniel Henney as Rey Cordoba
· Erik Palladino as Benjamin Cooper
· Jee Young Han as Chelsea Chen
· Meta Golding as Stacy Soto
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jace Alexander as DIR (Pilot)
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Michael McDonald as EP
· Nick Pepper as EP
· Tom Donaghy as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Mark Gordon Company, The
· Stearns Castle