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[11/30/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 30
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


BLACK SAILS (Starz) - Mark Ryan is the latest to board the upcoming drama, a pirate adventure centering on the tales of Captain Flint and his men, 20 years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island." He'll play Gates, Captain Flint's (Toby Stephens) right-hand man, in the project, which also stars Clara Paget, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Luke Arnold, Toby Schmitz, Tom Hopper and Zack McGowan. Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine are behind the project, which is set up at Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes banner. (Deadline.com)


I HUNT KILLERS (ABC Family, New!) - Arika Mittman ("Dexter") is developing a small screen take on Barry Lyga's young-adult novel of the same name, about "the teenage son of an imprisoned notorious serial killer, a likable boy who becomes a suspect after a string of copy-cat murders." Said effort is set up at Warner Horizon Television with Silver Pictures' Joel Silver executive producing. Mittman will pen the script and serve as a co-executive producer with Lyga himself on board as a consultant. (Deadline.com)


INSTANT MOM (Nickelodeon) - Michael Boatman has boarded the comedy pilot, which stars Tia Mowry as a 25-year-old party girl who trades in Cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man with kids. He'll take over for Duane Martin as said fellow, successful doctor Charlie, following today's table read. Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun and also star in the half-hour, from co-creators Warren Bell and Jessica Butler as well as executive producer Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. (Deadline.com)


KISSING OUTSIDE THE LINES (NBC, New!) - Diane Farr's memoir is being developed as a comedy at the Peacock. The single-camera project, set inside a Venice Beach bar, will revolve around "an Italian girl and a Korean guy who fall in love in California despite their parents, who will do anything to stop their relationship." Farr herself will pen the half-hour and executive produce alongside Warren Hutcherson ("Reed Between the Lines"). No studio was indicated. (THR.com)


POWER (Starz, New!) - Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is developing a potential drama at the pay channel about a New York nightclub owner who "skirts the line between legitimacy and criminality." Courtney Kemp Agboh ("The Good Wife") is set to pen the CBS Television Studios-based hour and will executive produce alongside Jackson, Mark Canton ("300") and Randall Emmett ("End of Watch"). (Variety.com)


ROMEO KILLER: THE CHRIS PORCO STORY (Lifetime, New!) - Matt Barr, Eric McCormack, Emily Bett Rickards and Lolita Davidovich are set to star in the cable channel's latest docudrama, inspired by the true story of Christopher Porco, "who was convicted of killing his father and attempting to murder his mother." Barr will play the title role with Davidovich as his mother; McCormack as a local police detective; and Rickards as "a young love interest of the accused killer who had maintained his innocence." Norma Bailey is directing from a script by Edithe Swensen with Steve Solomos, Harvey Kahn, Michael Jaffe of Michael Jaffe Films and Ilene Kahn Power of Kahn-Powers Pictures as the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED MOLLY RINGWALD PROJECT (Lifetime, New!) - Molly Ringwald ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") is developing a potential drama at the cable channel about "a woman who returns to her hometown with two kids and confronts the social issues of her past, including the mean girls of her high school days." No other auspices were given about the project, which Ringwald will star in and executive produce. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ashanti, Torrey DeVitto and Elle McLemore have all been tapped as new series regulars on "Army Wives" (Deadline.com); Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin are set to return to "The Killing" as executive producers in anticipation of its third season revival (Deadline.com); CBS has detailed the five principal roles on its proposed "NCIS: LA" planted spin-off (TVLine.com); Kevin Shinick will recur on TNT's "Monday Mornings" as "a religious man whose wife is brought to the hospital due to constant arm tremors" (THR.com); Brooke Langton has been cast as Brennan's (Emily Deschanel) late mother on "Bones," a role previously portrayed by Larisa Miller (TVGuide.com);

Manu Bennett is bound for "Arrow" as the much-ballyhooed DC Comics villain Slade Wilson, better known as Deathstroke (EW.com); "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" (EW.com); William Lucking will guest on "Switched at Birth" as the brusque and hard-to-please father of D.W. Moffett's John Kennish (THR.com); Gil McKinney will visit "Supernatural" as the paternal grandfather of the Winchester brothers in the show's latest time travel installment (HuffPo.com); and Haley Webb will recur on "Teen Wolf" as a rumored love interest for Tyler Hoechlin's Derek Hale (Deadline.com).






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· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· ARROW (CW)
· BLACK SAILS (STARZ)
· BONES (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· I HUNT KILLERS (ABC FAMILY)
· INSTANT MOM (NICKELODEON)
· KILLING, THE (NETFLIX)
· KISSING OUTSIDE THE LINES (NBC)
· MONDAY MORNINGS (TNT)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· POWER (STARZ)
· REED BETWEEN THE LINES (BET)
· ROMEO KILLER: THE CHRIS PORCO STORY (LIFETIME)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· SWITCHED AT BIRTH (ABC FAMILY)
· TEEN WOLF (MTV)
· UNTITLED MOLLY RINGWALD PROJECT (LIFETIME)
· UNTITLED NCIS: LOS ANGELES SPIN-OFF PROJECT (CBS)











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