[11/18/10 - 06:10 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 18 Updates include: Kelsey Grammer is Starz's "Boss"; Beau Bridges to visit ABC's "Brothers & Sisters"; and leads set on Brenda Hampton's pilot for ABC Family.
[11/12/10 - 09:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 12 Updates include: Connie Britton may visit "The Event" at NBC; Benita Robledo to become MTV's "Patito Feo"; and Larry Wilmore, Carol Mendelsohn land new projects.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC Family's press release, October 2010) "Untitled Brenda Hampton Project," a one-hour scripted drama to be executive produced by Brenda Hampton ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "7th Heaven"), is a groundbreaking and heartfelt look at the lives and families of four ethnically-diverse teenage girls at a private school in California. The pilot follows the girls and the challenges they face at home -- challenges that include a parent with terminal cancer, a brother with a behavioral disorder, and a father who parents with an unwaveringly strict hand. Casting on the project is yet to be announced.