[08/31/07 - 06:35 PM] Development Update: Week of August 27-31 Updates include: ABC renews "Just for Laughs," TNT calls it quits on "Heartland," Donal Logue to topline FOX's "Hackett" and MTV commits to "The Paper."
[07/06/07 - 03:09 PM] Development Update: Week of July 2-6 Updates include: Stephanie Niznik and Scott Patterson land roles on the CW's newcomers, options are picked up on the casts of four pilots, Dana Delany in talks to join ABC's "Housewives" and the usual mix of casting news.
[03/26/07 - 02:04 AM] Development Update: Monday, March 26 Updates include: "What About Brian's" Amanda Detmer lands pilot work, as do Rosa Blasi, Kim Coles, Mark Moses and John Michael Higgins.
[03/09/07 - 12:13 AM] Development Update: Friday, March 9 Updates include: New deals for "Grey's" co-stars, Bernero to stick with "Criminal Minds" and the usual pilot casting round-up.
[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 22 Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.
[02/15/07 - 12:21 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 15 Updates include: Lead roles in store for Parker Posey, Matthew Lillard, Anthony Anderson, Katheryn Winnick and Christopher Sieber plus new pilots from CBS and the CW.
[02/14/07 - 12:32 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 14 Updates include: Julianna Margulies and Sara Rue both land pilots, new efforts from CBS and Lifetime plus "Old Christine's" Kari Lizer inks a new overall deal.
[02/12/07 - 12:41 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 12 Updates include: Fran Kranz, Ana Claudia Talancon and Louise Lombard all set as pilot leads, plus casting news on seven other projects.
[01/26/07 - 12:17 AM] Development Update: Friday, January 26 Updates include: Directors line up on nearly a dozen pilots, plus Michael Vartan and Gabrielle Union score lead roles on separate ABC projects.
[01/08/07 - 12:14 AM] Development Update: Monday, January 8 Updates include: Three pilots get the green light at FOX while Kurtwood Smith joins the cast of Showtime's "Insatiable" and Hank Steinberg inks a massive overall deal with NBC Universal Television.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release) From executive producers Barry Josephson ("Bones") and Shed Productions (UK hits "Footballers' Wives," "Bad Girls"), director PJ Hogan ("My Best Friend's Wedding") and writers Samantha Goodman and Andrew Stern ("Return to Me"), NURSES is a hospital show that puts the focus where it truly belongs: on the women and men who spend their days at the beck and call of the doctors, proving once and for all who's truly in charge. And while the nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital work hard, they play hard, too sometimes before their shifts have even ended. Trying to put a checkered past behind her, newbie nurse EVE MORROW (Eliza Dushku, "Tru Calling") returns to, of all places, the hospital where her brilliant and intimidating father Dr. RICHARD MORROW (Gregory Harrison, "Ed," "Falcon Crest") calls the shots as Chief and her smug stepbrother Dr. KURT TAYLOR (Brett Dalton) is a rising star on the staff. Eve joins the nursing team on the fast-paced Med/Surg Unit and immediately finds herself in hot water when she enlists the help of the beautiful BECCA DIMATO (Drew Sidora, "Girlfriends," "White Chicks") who has a penchant for one-night stands and pilfered pharmaceuticals in a quest to help a patient by proving that Dr. Taylor, Becca's latest conquest, has made an incorrect diagnosis. The acerbic JOANNE "JO" MAZUR (Jaclyn DeSantis, "Windfall," "Luis") is a single mom who's enjoying a workplace romance with sexy male nurse PATRICK De LEON (Ramon Rodriguez, "Day Break," "The Wire"), as her envious co-workers wonder aloud what she has that they don't. CHRIS KORENEK (Sara Rue, "Less Than Perfect") is dangerously bored with her marriage to her high school sweetheart and secretly wonders if she has what it takes to be a surgeon. And while tightly-wound charge nurse MARGO MacDONALD (Melinda Page Hamilton, "Desperate Housewives") must play mother hen to them all, she quietly longs to be one of the girls. Few would have the wherewithal to survive all this, but it's just another 12-hour shift for the NURSES.