[11/22/11 - 10:50 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 22 Updates include: NBC greenlights Sarah Silverman comedy pilot; Ewan McGregor joins HBO's "The Corrections"; and Cuba Gooding Jr. to star in ABC's "Crew Six."
[10/26/11 - 10:59 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 26 Updates include: Jerry O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan to star in comedies for CBS, NBC; Dan Lauria to star in TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and Austin Butler is the latest to "Intercept" at ABC Family.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, January 2012) Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire," "Radio") stars in a new Hallmark Hall of Fame film, "Firelight," premiering SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-11:00, ET) on the ABC Television Network. Darnell Martin (Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Lost Valentine") directs from a script by Ligiah Villalobos ("Under the Same Moon"). Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Dwayne Johnson ("DJ"), a counselor at a youth correctional facility. The incarcerated girls and young women come from troubled - often violent -- backgrounds. Many of them belong to gangs and have been involved with illegal drugs - as users and/or dealers. In the words of DJ, "They come in [here] so broken... These are girls who've been abused and objectified their whole lives."