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[08/01/12 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 1
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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HANNIBAL (NBC) - Caroline Dhavernas ("Off the Map") has boarded the upcoming drama, a contemporary take on the Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) characters from Thomas Harris's novels. She'll play a psychology professor/consultant profiler who "would like to be Will's friend and fears that his recruitment by FBI agent Jack Crawford's (Laurence Fishburne) will put him in harm's way." Bryan Fuller is behind the project, from Gaumont International Television. (Deadline.com)


LOW WINTER SUN (AMC) - Ruben Santiago Hudson and Athena Karkanis are the latest additions to the drama pilot, a serial which begins with the murder of a cop by a fellow Detroit detective. The former will play Lt. George Torrance, "a 25-year veteran of the force who has, thus far, survived the down and dirty arena of Detroit crime and politics"; with the latter as Dani Kahlil, "a beautiful and highly intelligent detective who is a bright light on the force." In addition, Ernest R. Dickerson ("The Walking Dead") is in talks to direct the hour, from writer Chris Mundy, AMC Studios, Endemol Studios and Tiger Aspect Productions. James Ransone and Mark Strong also star. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED RUSSEL FRIEND/GARRETT LERNER PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner ("House") have booked a potential new drama at the network about the "Upstairs, Downstairs"-esque dynamic on a naval aircraft carrier between the newly enlisted and the veteran officers. 20th Century Fox Television is behind the hour, which has a script commitment with a penalty attached should it not move forward to pilot. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Nelson Franklin has been cast as Cece's (Hannah Simone) new boyfriend on "New Girl," while Anna Maria Horsford is set as Winston's (Lamorne Morris) tough-talking mom (TVGuide.com, TVLine.com); Lindsey McKeon will drop by "90210" as "a confident, wry-humored patient who has taken control of her medical situation and acts as a mentor" to Jessica Stroup's Silver, while Sammy Adams is slated to appear as himself in an October episode (THR.com, Zap2It.com); Jackson Rathbone and Jessica McNamee are bound for "White Collar" as a Bonnie and Clyde-esque duo (HuffPost.com); Elyes Gabel has joined the cast of "Body of Proof" as Adam Schaeffer, a detective who's "wise beyond his years, but doesn't have the experience to back it up" (TVLine.com); Sean Hayes will recur on "Up All Night" as Ava's (Maya Rudolph) former accompanist (TVGuide.com); Joe Manganiello's Brad will return for two episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" this season (@CBSTweet); Mark Cuban will guest on "Necessary Roughness" as a potential new owner of the New York Hawks (EW.com);

"Mad Men" co-stars January Jones, Elisabeth Moss and Vincent Kartheiser have reached agreements with Lionsgate to continue on the series for two more seasons in exchange for salary bumps well into six figures per episode (Deadline.com); Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown's Bender-Brown Productions has inked a development deal with Universal Cable Productions (Deadline.com); "Breaking In" alum Alphonso McAuley has signed a talent holding deal with Universal Television (Deadline.com); Gary Dourdan and Matt Del Negro are the latest set to recur on ABC's "Mistresses" (Deadline.com); Jay Harrington has landed a six-episode arc on "Hot in Cleveland" as a love interest for Valerie Bertinelli's Melanie (Deadline.com); producer Hutch Parker is developing James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels as a cable drama (Deadline.com); Anderson Cooper's syndicated talk show will adopt the "Anderson Live" moniker for its second season (Deadline.com); and Kristen Buckley's memoir "Tramps Like Us" is being developed as a comedy by ABC Studios (Variety.com).






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· 90210 (CW)
· ANDERSON LIVE (SYNDICATION)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· BREAKING IN (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· LOW WINTER SUN (AMC)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· OFF THE MAP (ABC)
· UNTITLED FRIEND & LERNER PROJECT (FOX)
· UP ALL NIGHT (NBC)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)
· WHITE COLLAR (USA)





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