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[12/03/12 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 3
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ROOKIE (ABC, New!) - Andy Bobrow ("Community") has booked a single-camera comedy at the Alphabet about "a twentysomething woman who tries to reinvent herself by becoming a cop, and finds a surrogate family amongst the disparate group of police she works with." Said half-hour comes from the Sony Pictures Television-based Olive Bridge Entertainment with the company's Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz serving as executive producer and co-executive producer, respectively. Scott Zabielski ("Tosh.0") is also attached as a consulting producer. (Deadline.com)


SHE GOT PROBLEMS (ABC, New!) - Alison McDonald ("Nurse Jackie") has landed a potential comedy at the Alphabet based on her short film of the same name about "the life of an African-American writer who escapes her romance and career problems with a world of musical fantasy." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour, which McDonald will write and serve as a supervising producer. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Bell Media's MuchMusic has passed on a third season of "The L.A. Complex," however The CW has made no decision about the Canadian import's future (THR.com); former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will make a cameo on "Parks & Recreation" (@RobLowe); Piper Perabo has booked a three-episode arc on "Go On" as "a former member of the group who returns to therapy and who develops a relationship" with Matthew Perry's Ryan (Deadline.com); "30 Rock" co-star/producer Alec Baldwin has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal Television (Deadline.com); S. Epatha Merkerson will recur on NBC's "Deception" as the mother of Meagan Good's Joanna (Deadline.com);

Jere Burns is bound for A&E's "Bates Motel" as "a mysterious character who will play a pivotal role on the show" (Deadline.com); Marshall Herskovitz and FremantleMedia are developing a small screen take on Andrew Nagorski's book "Hitlerland" (Deadline.com); Denis O'Hare will reprise his role of Father Shea from "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: SVU" (TVGuide.com); and Joel Johnstone is set to recur on "The Newsroom" as "a well-scrubbed Mitt Romney campaign staffer in New Hampshire" (THR.com).






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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)
· COMMUNITY (NBC)
· DECEPTION (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GO ON (NBC)
· LA COMPLEX, THE (CW)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NEWSROOM, THE (HBO)
· NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· ROOKIE (ABC)
· SHE GOT PROBLEMS (ABC)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)









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