[06/06/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 6
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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DO NO HARM (NBC) - John Carroll Lynch ("Body of Proof") has been upped to series regular on the midseason drama, a modern take on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" about a brilliant neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale) who wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego. The actor, whose option wasn't picked up for the third season of "Proof," guest starred in the pilot as the NA sponsor of Pasquale's character. Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper, Mousa Kraish, Phylicia Rashad and Ruta Gedmintas also star. (TVLine.com)

UNTITLED ANTHONY BOURDAIN/NIGELLA LAWSON PROJECT (ABC, New!) - The Alphabet is currently casting for a new cooking show "that will pit America's most skilled cooks against one another in a show unlike any other." Kinetic Content ("You Deserve It") is behind the project, which will feature Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson. No other details were given. (ABC.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Emily Owens, M.D." executive producer Dan Jinks has renewed his overall deal with CBS Television Studios for another year (Deadline.com); CBS Television Distribution is developing a new "Live! With Regis & Kelly"-esque syndicated daytime talk show featuring Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis for the fall of 2013 with Shane Farley serving as executive producer (Deadline.com); Alexandra Breckenridge will guest on "Men at Work" as "a beautiful young woman who keeps blowing off her dates" with Michael Cassidy's Tyler (TVGuide.com); Dean White, SJ Clarkson and Ole Madsen have all been tapped to helm episodes of Cinemax's upcoming original "Banshee" (TVLine.com); Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution is preparing to shop the off-network runs for "Mike & Molly" and "2 Broke Girls" (THR.com); Billy Gardell will drop by the new TBS comedy "Sullivan & Son" as "a quirky comic book collector who's interested in a rare edition Steve (Steve Byrne) is selling" (THR.com); Jorge Garcia will guest on "Californication" as an old contact from Faith's (Maggie Grace) past (TVLine.com); and Jon Wellner's toxicology specialist Henry Andrews has been upped to series regular on "CSI" (THR.com).

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[10/07/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Orders Seventh and Eighth Seasons of Emmy Award-Winning "Bob's Burgers"
"Six seasons in, the Belchers have become one of America's most beloved TV families, and we are so happy to keep them in the fold for another two seasons," said David Madden.

[10/07/15 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with NBC
"NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" are two of only three series even or above from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/07/15 - 07:14 AM]
A&E Network Set to Air the Highly Anticipated Original Drama Series "The Frankenstein Chronicles" in the US
The hour-long drama starring Sean Bean is a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein Myth set in 19th century London.

[10/07/15 - 05:45 AM]
Christina Aguilera Returns to Join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams as Coaches for Season 10 of "The Voice"
The 10th season will begin in February.

[10/06/15 - 03:31 PM]
E!'s Hit Series "Total Divas" Begins Production on Season Five
The Bella Twins (Nikki and Brie Bella), Natalya (Nattie), Eva Marie, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox are all due back in early 2016.

[10/06/15 - 03:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy") to Star in New Event Series Being Developed by FOX
The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a police shooting when an African-American cop kills a white teen in Tennessee.

[10/06/15 - 01:44 PM]
National Geographic Channel and Mental Floss Celebrate the Intersection of Science and Medicine, Taking Viewers into a Cutting-Edge Operating Room to Perform "Brain Surgery Live"
The live two-hour special premieres in the U.S. on Sunday, October 25 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
Thinkfactory Media Partners with Hip Hop Legend, Michel'le to Reveal Her Untold Story from the Streets of Compton
In addition to the scripted project, Thinkfactory Media and Michel'le are collaborating on a documentary detailing her life.

[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
Esquire Network Dives in Head First with the New Season of "Going Deep with David Rees" Beginning Wednesday November 11th
To promote the series, David will embark on an "analog" social media tour - where he drives cross-country from NYC to LA.

[10/06/15 - 11:14 AM]
Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement
"Inside Amy Schumer," "Broad City," "Finding Carter," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Sanjay and Craig" are among the featured titles.

[10/06/15 - 11:00 AM]
truTV Greenlights "Super Into" Hosted by Kevin Pereira
Each half-hour asks our favorite celebrities to take us inside their private passions - from Rob Corddry and astronomy, including a ride on a zero gravity plane, to Diablo Cody and rollercoasters.

[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
New Art of Speedy from The CW's "Arrow"
The new season kicks off this Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.