[05/08/15 - 11:41 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 8 - Odds & Ends Updates include: ABC, CBS pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Terence Paul Winter named showrunner of ABC's "Castle"; and E.J. Bonilla joins the cast of A&E's revival of "Unforgettable."
[03/13/15 - 11:49 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 13 Updates include: Greg Grunberg to lead "All Stars" for ABC; Ben Feldman is bound for NBC's "Superstore"; and Justin Hires tapped for Chris Tucker role in CBS's "Rush Hour."
[02/26/15 - 11:51 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 26 Updates include: ABC gives "How to Get Away with Murder" a second season; Danny Pudi to star in NBC's "Strange Calls"; and The CW eyes a joint spin-off of "Arrow" and "The Flash."
[02/25/15 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 25 Updates include: Andrew J. West to lead "Dead People" at The CW; James Brolin cast in CBS's "Life in Pieces"; and Dougray Scott, Aunjanue Ellis are both bound for ABC's "Quantico."
[02/24/15 - 11:25 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 24 Updates include: Maggie Grace to lead "Code Black" at CBS; Paula Patton to star in ABC's "Runner"; and Laura Regan is the latest cast in FOX's "Minority Report."
[02/02/15 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 2 Updates include: The CW orders first wave of drama pilots; Augustus Prew to star in HBO's "Mamma Dallas"; and "Uncle Buck" among ABC's latest comedy pilot orders.
[01/23/15 - 11:51 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 23 Updates include: NBC orders a quartet of dramas to pilot; ABC follows with five greenlit pilots; and IFC cancels "The Birthday Boys."
[09/10/14 - 11:32 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 10 Updates include: Leslie Bibb to topline Amazon's "Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998"; FOX gives cast-contingent pilot order to "Runner"; and Warner Horizon Television to pitch "Longmire" to Amazon, Netflix.
[01/17/14 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 17 Updates include: Tyler Ritter to star "The McCarthys" at CBS; "Red Band Society," "Runner" on track for series at FOX; and Mary Steenburgen to recur on FX's "Justified."
[10/09/13 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 9 Updates include: Lauren Ambrose to topline Lifetime's "Deliverance Creek"; NBC eyes reboot of 1980s staple "Remington Steele"; Kate Walsh, Joey King and Josh Close board FX's "Fargo."
STATUS: currently in development (2015-2016 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/8/15
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2015) Lauren Marks (Paula Patton) is a sexy wife, loving mom, and career woman. She's married to pediatric surgeon Adam Marks, a smart, doting and reliable husband. Sparks still fly between them and they are worshiped and adored by their 7-year-old son, Jackson. But Lauren's entire life is turned upside down when she drops Adam off at the airport for a work related trip and his flight crashes with no survivors. After a day of devastating grief, Lauren receives a strange phone call: her husband never boarded his flight. Relief turns to suspicion when Lauren asks Adam's brother Simon (Brent Sexton), a Chicago police detective, to investigate. After getting access to the airport security footage, Lauren watches Adam being dropped off on the morning of his flight, only to meet with a Latina woman and her son, and exit the airport with them. Even stranger, a facial recognition search identifies the mysterious Latina woman as Lauren Marks. She has stolen Lauren's identity. With no word from Adam, Lauren must rely on her family, including Simon, Adam's younger brother Josh, and their respective wives Emily and Rebecca, to follow the clues of Adam's disappearance. The investigation takes her straight to the heart of Mexico City, where she begins to realize that her husband may be connected to a dangerous Mexican cartel and an international gun running operation. Lauren quickly finds herself in a world she knows nothing about, where any mistake could turn deadly. Runner is a soapy thriller that explores the dangerous world of gun running through the eyes of a wife and mother who is thrown violently into this world as she uncovers the mystery of her husband's disappearance. Based on a Turkish format, it is executive produced by Ghost Whisperer alums Ian Sander and Kim Moses; directed by Michael Offer; and written by feature writer Michael Cooney ( Identity).