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[02/06/12 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 6
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!


THE BLUE LAGOON (Lifetime) - Australian actors Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans have booked the lead roles on the network's contemporary remake of the 1980 film, which featured Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields as a boy and a girl marooned on a tropical island where they grow up together, fall in love and discover sexuality. Thwaites and Evans will play Dane and Emma in the project, which is slated to begin this month in Puerto Rico. Neil Meron, Craig Zadan and Judith Verno are executive producing for Sony Pictures Television. A director was not indicated. (Deadline.com)


THE CARRIE DIARIES (The CW) - Miguel Arteta ("Cedar Rapids") has been tapped to direct and executive produce the netlet's "Sex and the City" prequel. He'll work from a script by Amy B. Harris, who's likewise executive producing alongside Candace Bushnell, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein for the latter's Warner Bros. Television-based Fake Empire banner. (Deadline.com)


DADDY'S GIRLS (NBC)/FRIEND ME (CBS) - Pamela Fryman ("How I Met Your Mother") is set to direct both half-hour pilots. The CBS Television Studios-based latter, from Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, follows two twentysomething best friends who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. The 20th Century Fox Television-based former, from Dana Klein, centers on a young woman who returns home from overseas to find that her father is seriously dating the "mean girl" from high school. (Deadline.com)


GOLDEN BOY (CBS) - Chi McBride ("Human Target") is the first to be cast while Richard Shepard ("Ringer") is on board to direct and executive produce the drama pilot, which tracks one man's meteoric rise of a uniform cop to detective to police commissioner. McBride will play Don Owen ("black, gruff, in a worn suit, bit of a gut"), the fellow's partner during his detective years. Shepard, who is being loaned out from CBS Television Studios, then will direct from a script by Nicholas Wootton for the Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti is also executive producing via his studio-based banner. (Deadline.com)


HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix) - Corey Stoll ("Law & Order: LA") is the latest addition to the upcoming Kevin Spacey-led drama, about Frank Underwood, the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives who after being passed over for Secretary of State hatches a plot to bring down the new president. He'll play Patrick Russo, "a loose-cannon, womanizing three-term Italian-American congressman, divorced with two kids, who is having a torrid affair with his secretary (Kristen Connolly)." Robin Wright and Kate Mara also star in the project, from Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Television and Trigger Street Productions. (Deadline.com)


HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (ABC) - Sarah Chalke ("Mad Love") has booked the lead role on the comedy pilot, about a recently divorced, single mom, who moves in with her eccentric parents, a couple who's full of life but knows no boundaries. She'll play said woman, Polly ("a pretty, funny, quirky, messy single mom who wants to be the mother she never had"), in the Claudia Lonow-penned half-hour, from 20th Century Fox Television-based Imagine Television. (Deadline.com)


OH F---, IT'S YOU/PARTNERS (CBS) - James Burrows ("Mike & Molly") has signed on to direct both comedy pilots. The former, from Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti, revolves around a notorious womanizer who, after surviving a health scare, realizes that "the one" is his ex-turned-gal pal/business partner (JoAnna Garcia Swisher) who's already engaged to a nice guy. The latter, from Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, tracks two male best friends - one gay, one straight - who both are in serious relationships. Both come from Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED KARYN USHER PROJECT (FOX) - Brett Ratner ("Chaos") is set to direct and executive produce the drama pilot, about "the orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative who is recruited to become an operative herself." He'll work from a script by Usher who's likewise executive producing alongside Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy and Becky Clements for 20th Century Fox Television. Ratner previously inked an overall deal with the studio back in August. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC Family is expected to order drama pilot "Bunheads" to series, while "Intercept" and "Village People" won't be moving forward (Deadline.com); the Ethan Hawke and Vince D'Onofrio-led drama project "Blue Tilt" has been rolled to next season by NBC (Deadline.com); Sean Astin will stop by "NCIS" as a psychological operations investigator, joining previously announced guest star Jamie Lee Curtis (EW.com); Sendhil Ramamurthy is bound for "The Office" as an Indian doctor/love interest for Mindy Kaling's Kelly (TVGuide.com); Paz de la Huerta won't return to "Boardwalk Empire" next season, joining fellow departees Michael Pitt, Dabney Coleman and Aleksa Palladino (TVLine.com); L.A. Reid is on track to return for "The X Factor's" second season this fall (THR.com); and Sanaa Lathan and Jonathan Groff are both set to join the cast of "Boss" next season (Deadline.com).






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· BLUE LAGOON: THE AWAKENING (LIFETIME)
· BLUE TILT (NBC)
· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· BOSS (STARZ)
· BUNHEADS (ABC FAMILY)
· CARRIE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· CHAOS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRIEND ME (CBS)
· GOLDEN BOY (CBS)
· HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· HUMAN TARGET (FOX)
· INTERCEPT (ABC FAMILY)
· LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (NBC)
· MAD LOVE (CBS)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· OH FUCK, IT'S YOU (CBS)
· PARTNERS (CBS)
· TABLE FOR THREE (NBC)
· UNTITLED KARYN USHER PROJECT (FOX)
· VILLAGE PEOPLE (ABC FAMILY)
· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)





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