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[07/17/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 17
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!


M.I.C.E. (NBC, New!) - Peter Berg's Film 44 banner is developing a domestic take on the Keshet Broadcasting format via its overall deal at Universal Television. The title - an acronym for Money, Ideology, Coercion and Ego - refers to the four motives for spying. No other specifics were given about the drama. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ty Olsson is set to recur on "Supernatural" as Benny, "a dark and dangerous vampire who helps Dean (Jensen Ackles) escape from purgatory" (TVLine.com); Will Chase and Josh Hamilton will both guest on "Necessary Roughness" as "ex-bandmates who, prior to embarking on a reunion tour, seek the help" of Callie Thorne's Dr. Dani (TVLine.com); Ryan Rottman has booked an arc on "The Lying Game" as Jordan, "a handsome, athletic, confident teen from Beverly Hills who's new in town and has a secret agenda" (TVGuide.com); Ronald D. Moore is developing a small screen taken on Diana Gabaldon's bestselling "Outlander" series of fantasy novels for Sony Pictures Television (Deadline.com); Kevin Corrigan is bound for "The Mob Doctor" as Titus Amato, "a clean-cut, business-casual mobster" (EW.com); 20th Century Fox Television-based Imagine Television has optioned Pam Belluck's non-fiction book "Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor" for a potential TV series (Variety.com); Cedric Stewart has been cast in Cinemax's "Banshee" as Damien Sanchez, "a pro MMA fighter who comes to town for his big fight" (Deadline.com); Sebastian Arcelus is the latest bound for "House of Cards" as newspaper editor Lucas Goodwin (Deadline.com); and "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com).






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· ALLEGIANCE (NBC)
· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)
· ISLAND PRACTICE (CBS)
· LYING GAME, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· MOB DOCTOR, THE (FOX)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· OUTLANDER (STARZ)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)





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