[09/13/12 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 13
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ALL IN (CBS, New!) - Robia Rashid ("How I Met Your Mother") has landed a multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "a young couple that moves across the country together to start a new life after only dating a few months." The semi-autobiographical half-hour comes from CBS Television Studios with Rashid writing and executive producing. (Deadline.com)

CLEAR HISTORY (A.K.A. UNTITLED LARRY DAVID PROJECT) (HBO) - Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Phillip Baker Hall, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan and J.B. Smoove have all joined the cast of Larry David's upcoming telefilm at the pay channel. David stars as Nathan Flomm, a disgraced marketing executive who moves to a small island off the coast of Massachusetts and changes his identity only to be reunited with his old boss, Will Haney (Hamm), 10 years later when he shows up to renovate his summer mansion. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" mainstays Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer co-wrote the script with David, to be directed by Greg Mottola. Bradley Thomas will also executive produce alongside the group with Monica Levinson serving as a producer. Production begins this fall in Massachusetts. (Deadline.com)

LOSING OUR COOL (FOX, New!) - Feature writer Shauna Cross ("What to Expect When You're Expecting") has sold a single-camera comedy to the network which "tells the story of adult friendships after parenthood and how having a kid forces you to hang with people you have nothing in common with, other than the fact that your dumbass kids play together." FOX has given a put pilot commitment to the potential project, which Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein are also on board to executive produce via their Warner Bros. Television-based Fake Empire banner. (Deadline.com)

PAGING DR. FREED (USA) - Leslie Grossman ("10 Things I Hate About You") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about two gynecologist brothers (Kyle Howard, Joel David Moore) who inherit their father's thriving medical practice after he suffers a heart attack during an attempt at "playing" doctor with his young secretary. She'll play Mimi, the wife of Moore's character. Marc Buckland is directing the Fox 21-based half-hour from a script by Michael Feldman. (Deadline.com)

SKIN DEEP (ABC, New!) - Screenwriter Sheldon Turner ("Up In The Air") has sold a potential drama to the Alphabet described as "a sexy soap set against the backdrop of a family-run beauty empire." ABC Studios is behind the hour with Turner executive producing alongside Jennifer Klein of Vendetta Productions. (Deadline.com)

STARTING UP (FOX, New!) - John Phillips and Ruben Fleischer have landed a potential comedy at the network about "two 20-something friends who quit their boring office jobs to form a startup company, but soon find themselves in over their heads as they try to juggle the challenges of adult life with running a company." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the presumably single-camera project, which Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone will executive produce alongside the pair. (Deadline.com)

TROPHY WIFE (ABC) - Malin Akerman ("Suburgatory") is in talks for the title role on the recently ordered comedy pilot, about Kate (Akerman), "a reformed party girl who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives." The ABC Studios-based half-hour was created by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED LAGRAVENESE & GOLDWYN PROJECT (AMC) - Damon Gupton and Aunjanue Ellis have both been cast in the drama pilot, about a District Attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case. Gupton will play said character, Adam Page, with Ellis as his wife, Billie, a partner in a financial services firm. Joe Anderson, Marin Ireland and Paul Schneider also star in the AMC Studios-based hour, from writer Richard LaGravenese and director Tony Goldwyn. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED LAUREN POMERANTZ PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Lauren Pomerantz ("The Ellen DeGeneres Show") has booked a new single-camera comedy at the Peacock about "a successful, proudly independent 32-year-old woman who is convinced she just doomed herself to die alone when she notices she's listed as 'a single woman' on the paperwork for the house she's about to close on." DeGeneres herself is executive producing the half-hour via her Warner Bros. Television-based A Very Good Production. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED LIZ BRIXIUS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Lix Brixius ("Nurse Jackie") has sold a new drama to the Peacock about "a Dr. Oz-type that has fallen from grace." Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown are also on board to executive produce the hour for Universal Television via their respective companies, Hazy Mills Productions and Bender Brown Productions. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Adam Rodriguez will recur on FOX's midseason comedy "The Goodwin Games" as a college math professor/potential love interest for Becki Newton's character (EW.com); Christopher McDonald and Julie Hagerty are set to appear as Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Jane's (Eliza Coupe) parents on "Happy Endings" (TVGuide.com); and Maria Thayer is bound for "New Girl" as "a girl from Nick's (Jake Johnson) past who come back to haunt him" (EOnline.com).

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