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

[02/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 27
Updates include: Gina Rodriguez is "Jane the Virgin" for The CW; Tommy Dewey to lead "Mission Control" for NBC; and Joe Pantoliano to spend "More Time with Family" over at CBS.

[02/24/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."

[02/19/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 19
Updates include: Debra Messing to lead "The Mysteries of Laura" at NBC; Terrence Howard to run FOX's "Empire"; and Paget Brewster boards ABC's "Saint Francis."

[02/12/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 12
Updates include: Cristin Milioti is the first to board NBC's "A to Z"; FOX gives series order to Will Forte's "Last Man on Earth"; and Jonathan Ryland is NBC's "Lifesaver."

[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.

[02/04/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 4
Updates include: Ryan Phillippe on track to lead ABC's "Secrets & Lies"; Linda Cardellini joins Netflix's KZK project; and Jake McDorman to star in ABC's "My Thoughts Exactly."

[01/30/14 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 30
Updates include: Timothy Omundson to round out the cast of ABC's "Galavant"; MTV gives series order to "Finding Carter"; and Lauren Iungerich, Emily Kapnek comedy pilots both get green lights from ABC.

[01/17/14 - 11:25 AM]
ABC at TCA: Lee Talks Regrets on "Wonderland," Finding Sea Legs on "S.H.I.E.L.D."
Plus: the executive on Marvel's "Agent Carter"; the failures of "Lucky 7," "The Assets"; and more!

[11/20/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 20
Updates include: Barbie Kligman to run ABC's "Secrets & Lies" import; Chris Gethard's "TCGS" gets pilot order from Comedy Central; and Laurence Fishburne revives Socrates Fortlow at HBO.

[10/24/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 24
Updates include: Octavia Spencer eyed for "Murder, She Wrote" revival at NBC; ABC gives 10-episode order to "Secrets & Lies" import; and The CW adds another period drama in "Players."







SECRETS & LIES (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/24/13 - 3/25/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Ben Garner (Ryan Phillippe) sets out on his early morning run through the woods. He normally runs every other day, but today is different. He's hung over from drinking the night before. He's stressed from his growing marital troubles. He's devastated because his wife has asked for a divorce. Then he finds his neighbor's young son lying on the trail. He tries to resuscitate him, but it is too late. The city of Charlotte, North Carolina is frantic at the news of this young boy's death. Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) is assigned to investigate the murder. She is a tough, thorough investigator, and leaves no stone unturned. As she digs for the truth, all of the SECRETS & LIES that the community managed to hide for so long come to the surface. Accusations fly. Alliances are tested. Trust is gone. And soon, Ben is caught in the middle as the police, the press, and the world invade his untouched suburbia. Ben goes from Good Samaritan to murder suspect, as Detective Cornell searches his home, poke holes in his story, and demands a DNA sample. Reporters hound him and surround the house putting more stress on his failing marriage. The neighbors begin to look at him like he is the killer, while his teenaged daughter is harassed online. Only a few people have his back, like his youngest daughter Abby, or his best friend Dave, who freeloads in Ben's guest house. Ben's life will be turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence in this thriller mystery. Yet the harder he fights for his innocence, the more the audience will wonder... did he really do it? From Barbie Kligman (Private Practice) based on the original Australian series of the same name.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Belle Shouse as Abby Garner
· Charles Dutton as Kevin Haynes
· Clifton Collins, Jr. as Dave Carlyle
· Indiana Evans as Natalie Garner
· Juliette Lewis as Andrea Cornell
· KaDee Strickland as Christy Garner
· Kate Ashfield as Vanessa Turner
· Natalie Martinez as Jess Mullen
· Ryan Phillippe as Ben Garner
· Steven Brand as Joseph Turner
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Barbie Kligman as CRTR/EP
· Charles McDougall as DIR (Pilot)
· Nathan Mayfield as EP
· Tracey Robertson as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Hoodlum
· Kapital Entertainment