[07/13/07 - 07:01 PM] Development Update: Week of July 9-13 Update include: New cast members set for "Private Practice," "Cavemen" and "Shark," Lynn Toler and Tara Fields to topline MyNetworkTV's "Decision House" and FX's "Philadelphia" gets a return date.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC Family's press release) The first stop for holiday fun will feature the premiere of two original movies starting with Santa Baby, Sunday, December 10 (8:00 10:00 PM ET/PT), starring Jenny McCarthy (Scary Movie 3), who plays the uptight MBA Mary Class, a highly driven business executive who is acknowledged for her great success by everyone but her fatherwho happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt). Tired of not being recognized for her ideas on modernizing Christmas, four years ago Mary fled to the big city, not only leaving home, but also abandoning her loyal local boyfriend, Luke (Ivan Sergei). But this year, after learning that Santa has fallen ill and is having trouble finishing preparations for Christmas, Mary eagerly returns home that would be the North Pole - to implement her innovative ideas. This year is going to be Mary's Christmas. The film is directed by Ron Underwood ("Boston Legal," "City Slickers) with the teleplay by Garrett Frawley & Brian Turner, produced by Craig McNeil and executive produced by Steve Carr, Heidi Santelli, and Jody Brockway of Granada Films.