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[07/31/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 31
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 BRADY BUNCH (CBS, New!) - Mike Mariano ("Raising Hope") is spearheading a revival of the 1969-1974 comedy, in which "a divorced Bobby Brady, with children of his own, is remarried to a woman who also has kids, and together they also share a child. In addition, their ex-spouses are still part of their lives." Vince Vaughn, Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley of Wild West Picture Show Productions are executive producing the multi-camera project alongside Mariano and Lloyd Schwartz, son of the late Sherwood Schwartz, for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)


FOUNDING FATHERS (ABC, New!) - Feature writer Richard D'Ovidio ("Thir13en Ghosts") has landed a new drama at the network about Nick Keating who, "after serving a third tour in Afghanistan, returns home to find his small Texas town under the control of a militia group led by his older foster brother. After being seduced by the militia's surprisingly community-based motives, he accepts a rare invitation to join the group [where] unbeknownst to his new 'family,' Nick has a secret agenda that will put his life in jeopardy and lead him to question his allegiances." ABC Studios-based Di Bonaventura Pictures Television is behind the hour, with the company's Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott executive producing alongside D'Ovidio. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED DAN HARMON PROJECT (FOX, New!) - "Community" creator Dan Harmon has inked a second blind script deal in as many weeks, this time at the Eye. CBS Television Studios will produce the potential half-hour, also a multi-camera comedy project. Harmon previously signed a similar deal with FOX last week. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Peter Hermann will guest as Erin Reagan-Boyle's (Bridget Moynahan) ex-husband on "Blue Bloods" (EW.com); Josh Stamberg is set to drop by "Criminal Minds" as "the father of a desperate family that has been abducted" (TVLine.com); Matt Lauria has booked an arc on "Parenthood" as "a returning soldier from Afghanistan who bonds with fellow war vet Zeek (Craig T. Nelson)" (TVLine.com); Melissa Benoist and Becca Tobin have both landed roles as new McKinley students on "Glee" (TVLine.com); Ben Feldman's Fred will return to "Drop Dead Diva" for the show's fourth season finale (EW.com); Shiri Appleby is bound for "Girls" as "a beautiful and charming New Yorker who adores Adam (Adam Sackler) despite his wild sexual tendencies" (Deadline.com); Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren have been tapped to play the mother and grandmother, respectively, of Shannon Woodward's Sabrina on "Raising Hope" (Deadline.com); John Legend's Get Lifted Film Company has inked an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions (Deadline.com); Charlie Robinson will recur on "Hart of Dixie" as Ruby Jeffries's (Golden Brooks) surly grandfather (THR.com); John Kapelos has booked a role on "Psych" as "a Santa Barbara City Council leader who is tasked with serving as the interim mayor after Mayor Channing dies unexpectedly" (THR.com); and Tiio Horn has joined Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" as Destina Rumaneck, "a Gypsy witch-prostitute whose confidence games are a mask for dark supernatural abilities" (THR.com).






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· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· BRADY BUNCH, THE (CBS)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DROP DEAD DIVA (LIFETIME)
· FOUNDING FATHERS (ABC)
· GIRLS (HBO)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HART OF DIXIE (CW)
· HEMLOCK GROVE (NETFLIX)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PSYCH (USA)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· UNTITLED DAN HARMON PROJECT (CBS)
· UNTITLED DAN HARMON PROJECT (FOX)









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