[11/16/12 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 16 Updates include: MTV to develop Gwenda Bond's "Blackwood" as a drama; Mark Wahlberg lands another reality pilot at A&E; and Lifetime reveals cast changes on "Army Wives."
STATUS: previously in development (2012-2013 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release, March 2012) A&E is partnering with executive producers Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Kevin Harrison and Bill Thompson on the unscripted pilot "Teamsters" (wt), featuring the Teamsters Local 25 in Boston, it was announced today by Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager, A&E and BIO Channel. Set in the real-life world that provided such color to films as The Fighter and The Departed, "Teamsters" will give viewers a first hand glimpse of the most legendary union in the most aggressive and territorial city in America: Boston. Here, the Teamsters Local 25 battle for the rights of their 11,000 members.