[04/13/11 - 10:40 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 13 Updates include: Jessica Lange joins FX's "American Horror Story"; Ed Bernero to depart CBS's "Criminal Minds"; and Hallmark's "William & Kate" finds two leads.
[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.
[02/18/11 - 10:26 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 18 Updates include: Tim Allen locks into ABC's "Last Days of Man"; Rob Corddry has "Little in Common" with FOX; and "Lone Star's" Jimmy Wolk reports to "Georgetown" at ABC.
[02/15/11 - 10:27 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 15 Updates include: Laura Prepon is NBC's "Chelsea"; Annie Wersching joins ABC's "Partners"; and Jamie Bamber reunites with Ronald D. Moore on NBC's "17th Precinct."
[02/10/11 - 10:40 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 10 Updates include: Amanda Peet to get "Bent" for NBC; "Chase's" Jesse Metcalfe moves to TNT's "Dallas"; and Ramon Rodriguez, Constance Zimmer also land pilots.
[01/28/11 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 28 Updates include: Greg Grunberg is "Big Mike" for A&E; Geoff Stults to topline FOX's "Bones" spin-off; and a half-dozen more pilots get greenlit.
[01/13/11 - 07:38 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 13 Updates include: ABC greenlights two new pilots; Jerry Rice, Carson Daly to host NBC projects; and Robert Wagner to return "Charlie's Angels" at ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2011) Every cop looks out for his or her partner. But when your partner is also your sister, the stakes are a lot higher. Mattie Scott and Jess Mancini have had each other's backs since they were kids. If anyone in their precinct knew they were sisters, there's no way they could be partners. Luckily, they have different last names, and so far, no one's made the connection. Although they're a great team, Mattie (Scottie Thompson) and Jess (Annie Wersching) couldn't be more different. Brash and confrontational, Mattie is frequently in trouble for being too hot-headed, whereas level-headed Jess favors strategy and skill over guns. Ironically, each of them thinks that it's the other one who needs looking after. That may be because a childhood tragedy left them with no one to rely on but each other. Now Mattie keeps an eye out for Jess and Jess's 12-year old son Kevin (Garrett Ryan), while Jess works overtime doing damage control to make up for Mattie's unorthodox methods. Mattie and Jess are as close as two sisters can be, but one of them is hiding a secret that could tear them apart. And when you're detectives ... secrets don't stay hidden for long. Partners, ABC's new powerhouse crime drama from Criminal Minds' Edward Allen Bernero, introduces two totally different but equally fascinating female characters as it explores themes of family, justice and the ties that bind.