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[05/23/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 23
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!


FULL CIRCLE (DirecTV) - David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Billy Campbell, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson and Robin Weigert have all joined the cast of Neil LaBute's upcoming 10-episode drama, which examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode of the drama will "take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character's story lines carrying over into the next." Nick Hamm is directing and executive producing alongside writer LaBute for Momentum Entertainment. (THR.com)


THE KNICK (Cinemax, New!) - Actor Clive Owen ("Hemingway & Gellhorn") and director Steven Soderbergh ("Behind the Candelabra") are in talks to team for a new 10-episode period drama set in 1900 New York about "the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital, who are pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics." Jack Amiel and Michael Begler penned the pilot on spec with Soderbergh directing and executive producing alongside Owen, Gregory Jacobs and Anonymous Content's Michael Sugar. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "CSI: NY" alum Pam Veasey has inked a two-script development deal with Warner Bros.-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television and will serve as a consulting producer on The CW's new drama "The Tomorrow People" (Deadline.com); David Slade has been tapped to helm and executive produce the debut installment of Syfy's Ronald D. Moore-produced drama "Helix" (Deadline.com); "Reign" co-creator Stephanie Sengupta has bowed out of the series to focus on creating a new show on her own (Deadline.com); Adele Lim has inked an overall deal with CBS Television Studios where she'll serve as co-showrunner of fellow CW newcomer "Star-Crossed" (Deadline.com); CCH Pounder will recur on "Sons of Anarchy" as "a San Joaquin County District Attorney who runs head first into the area's violent biker ways" (EW.com); and Russell Simmons has signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO (THR.com).






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· BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (HBO)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FULL CIRCLE (DIRECTV)
· HELIX (SYFY)
· HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN (HBO)
· KNICK, THE (CINEMAX)
· REIGN (CW)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· STAR-CROSSED (CW)
· TOMORROW PEOPLE, THE (CW)











[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: IFC cancels "Garfunkel & Oates"; Jon Foo set as lead in "Rush Hour" at CBS; and Jack Gore is the "Problem Child" at NBC.

[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
Idris Elba Steps Onto Set for "Luther" Two-Part Special
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[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
Spike TV Partners with Dwayne Johnson for Event Programming Development Deal
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[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
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[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
Science Channel Skyrockets in February, Charts Best Month Ever
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Ultimate "Kids' Choice Awards" Interactive Experiences to Kids and Families Nationwide
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[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
Ovation TV Greenlights Production on Original Documentary Film, "Ford's Theatre: America's Playhouse"
The project is being co-produced by Ovation Studios and 1895 Films and is set to premiere on April 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
truTV Says Yes They Can to The Grawlix's "Those Who Can't," As Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Full-Length Scripted Comedy
The comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers stars show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.

[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Eight More Episodes of "Lip Sync Battle"
The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson and Terry Crews.