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[02/09/09 - 06:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 9
Updates include: Twentieth nixes "Cristina's Court"; TLC pulls the plug on "Trading Spaces"; and pilot wunderkind David Nutter to helm ABC's "Eastwick."

[02/04/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 4
Updates include: Steve Zahn and Stephen Graham head to HBO; Yves Simoneau to helm ABC's "V" revival; and more casting news for pilot season.

[08/13/08 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 13
Updates include: ABC locks casting on 18 pilots; Cynthia Stevenson set for "Surviving Suburbia" at The CW; and Jennifer Lopez to bring "Maid in Manhattan" to the small screen at ABC.

[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.

[04/30/08 - 05:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 30
Updates include: FOX eyes three new animated series for next season; The CW's "90210" adds Jessica Walter; and Monica Raymund is the first to "Lie to Me" for FOX.

[04/17/08 - 05:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 17
Updates include: FOX's "Dollhouse" rounds out its cast; Marissa Jaret Winokur eyes a daytime talk show; and the usual mix of casting news.

[03/07/08 - 06:51 PM]
Development Update: March 5-7
Updates include: E! lands series from Dina Lohan and Ashton Kutcher; Nicole Sullivan to say "Rita Rocks" for Lifetime; and the usual mix of casting news.

[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.







THIS MIGHT HURT (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/24/07 - 2/9/09
STATUS:
previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release) The legendary Dr. Mitch is back! Los Angeles' most in-demand pediatrician has made a triumphant return to his practice after months of world travel, and the appointment books are already full. Lugging didgeridoos and totems, and still bereaved over the death of a baby yak, Mitch has returned to dispense his patented blend of wisdom, charm, and medical advice. Never mind that the entire staff wants him to take a drug test before going back to work – everybody's celebrating, all the same. Everybody, that is, except for his son Ethan. A newly-minted doctor who's just finished his residency, Ethan's a walking encyclopedia of minor health conditions; now that Dad's back, he's suffering from most of them. Next door, smart, strong OB/GYN Sandy warns her patients not to be fooled by men – yet can't take a dose of her own medicine now that manly Mitch is back. (She's socked away a bottle of Jack from her hair-metal groupie days for when the temptation's too much.) Meanwhile, sexy, vain Sofia, former Latin soap star and current office manager, is furious. She's threatened by Mitch's chirpy new hire Lily Birdsall and is buying beauty products made from endangered species in an attempt to preserve her youth. Ethan's fiancée Claire is upset too, not only because Mitch is a bad influence on Ethan, but because the famous pediatrician is her dad's number one rival. Only Reid, a male nurse and proud of it, isn't bothered. He's making a bundle on the side, running a bookie joint out of his nursing station – if he can keep his sports stats separate from the all-important patient records… Partially scripted, partially improvised, and totally hilarious, This Might Hurt is written, directed and produced by Jason Winer of You, Me, and Dupree and Van Wilder and produced by Todd Komarnicki of Elf. This uproarious workplace comedy proves that being able to heal other people doesn't mean that you're healthy to start with. Yes, This Might Hurt… but only when you laugh. Which, in this case, will be plenty.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· ??? as Claire Keating
· Alex Meneses as Sofia Venezuela
· Hayes MacArthur as Reid Traveiso, RN
· Josh Dean as Dr. Ethan Malinow
· Missi Pyle as Dr. Sandy Kiernan
· Tom Amandes as Dr. Mitch Malinow
· Vanessa Lengies as Lily Birdsall
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jason Winer as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Matthew Weinberg as EP
· Todd Komarnicki as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Guy Walks Into a Bar