[04/11/12 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 11 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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REWIND (Syfy) - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jennifer Ferrin, Robbie Jones and Keon Mohajeri have all been cast in the two-hour drama pilot, about "a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack." Shane stars as Henry Knox, ex-Special Forces who ranks as a field operative in a special division of the Department of Homeland Security. Castle-Hughes then will play Priya, "the team's a-typical historian, a behavioral anthropologist who provides analytical context to the project and the missions"; with Ferrin as Bryce, "a brilliant scientist who graduated MIT when she was 18"; Jones, as Danny, "the man Knox trusts most to help him get the job done as they embark on their perilous mission into the past"; and Mohajeri as Charlie, "a mathematician who has patented an innovative piece of technology that can reduce history to mathematics, in order to measure the team's actions in the past." Jack Bender is helming the Universal Cable Productions-based project from a script by Justin Marks. Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Breaking In" - which had been set to return on Tuesday, April 24 - has been shelved by FOX for the rest of the regular season (FOX.com); Charlie Sheen's real-life ex Denise Richards will guest on "Anger Management" as the new business partner of his onscreen ex, Shawnee Smith's Jennifer (TVLine.com); David Schulner has inked two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Universal Television, which will cover his duties on the studio's NBC pilot "Do No Harm"(Deadline.com); and French actress Lizzie Brocheré will join the cast of "American Horror Story" as the nemesis of Jessica Lange's character, "a fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot" (TVLine.com).