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[05/08/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: May 8
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from various wire reports each morning:

Note: Now that all the pilots in consideration for fall 2003 have been shot, the final cast/production lists of each are becoming available. These are the latest updates to our previous information.

ALLIGATOR POINT (NBC) - Joel McCrary ("The Wayne Brady Show") is part of the ensemble comedy pilot from producer Kelsey Grammer.

THE BREAK (FOX) - Newcomer Kala Alexander is on board FOX's Hawaii-based drama pilot.

CRACKING UP (FOX) - Katie Walder ("Ally My Children") is part of the cast of the Molly Shannon-led comedy pilot for FOX.

THE EDGE (UPN) - Jennifer Morrison ("The Random Years") is on board UPN's cop drama pilot.

EDNY (NBC) - Janet Lane ("Undressed") has a role in the Peacock's legal drama pilot.

FUTURE TENSE (NBC) - Naveen Andrews ("The Beast"), Robert Mammone ("The Lost World," "Beastmaster"), Diane Neal ("Hack," "American Embassy") and Kristy Wu ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") round out the cast of the Christopher Titus-led sci-fi pilot.

GATED WORLD (NBC) - A.J. Trauth ("Even Stevens") is on board Phil Hendrie's comedy pilot for the Peacock.

THE HELP (WB) - Former MTV VJ Kennedy is part of the comedy's ensemble cast.

HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC) - Grant Show ("U.C.: Undercover") is part of the Peacock's two-hour pilot.

HOPE & FAITH (ABC) - Brie Larson ("Raising Dad") is on board the Kelly Ripa/Faith Ford-led comedy.

LAS VEGAS (NBC) - Cheryl Ladd ("Charlie's Angels") will add some feminine wiles to the casino-based drama.

THE LAW & HENRY LEE (CBS) - Conor Michael Dubin ("Spin City") is part of the cast of the Eye's drama pilot headlined by Danny Glover.

MISS MATCH (NBC) - Vivicca Whitsett ("Malcolm & Eddie") will play a client of Alica Silverstone's in the drama pilot.

MY LIFE WITH MEN (ABC) - Josh Flitter, Sam Lerner ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Shawn Pyfrom ("State of Grace") are set as part of Wendie Malick's comedy pilot for ABC.

N.C.I.S. (A.K.A. UNTITLED J.A.G. PROJECT) (CBS) - Robin Lively ("Savannah") is part of the network's "J.A.G." spin-off.

NOT A CLUE (CBS) - Jay R. Ferguson ("Glory Days") is on board the Eye drama pilot.

OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS (WB) - Dave Annable ("Third Watch") and Timm Sharp ("Six Feet Under") round out the cast of the young P.I. drama pilot.

RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB) - Kyle Howard ("Grosse Pointe") is on board the Frog comedy pilot.

SIXTEEN TO LIFE (WB) - Jake Thomas ("Lizzie McGuire") is set as part of the WB's take on the "Pretty In Pink" storyline.

STILL LIFE (FOX) - Jeanette Brox ("The Practice") is part of the cast of the drama pilot which was directed by Mark Piznarski ("Everwood," "Relativity").

SUMMERLAND (A.K.A. IMMEDIATE FAMILY) - The rest of the cast is set for the Lori Loughlin-led drama (which is now titled "Summerland"): Nick Benson ("King of Queens"), Shawn Christian ("Birds of Prey"), Ryan Kwanten, Jesse McCartney ("All My Children"), Kay Panabaker ("Angel") and Melissa De Sousa ("One on One").

SUNSET DIVISION (NBC) - Charlie O'Connell ("Sliders") was part of the ensemble in the recently aired backdoor pilot of "Crossing Jordan.

THESE GUYS (ABC) - Newcomers Hayden McFarland and Aria Wallace are part of the Tim Allen-produced comedy pilot.

UNTITLED GILMORE GIRLS PROJECT (WB) - Julian Jackson ("Lizzie McGuire"), Alix Kermes, Michelle Ongkingco ("Undressed"), Jacob Smith ("Party of Five," Miracles") and Saige Thompson are set to featured in next week's backdoor pilot episode of "Gilmore Girls."

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· ALLIGATOR POINT (NBC)
· AMERICAN EMBASSY, THE (FOX)
· ANGEL (WB)
· BEAST, THE (ABC)
· BEASTMASTER (SYNDICATION)
· BIRDS OF PREY (WB)
· BREAK, THE (FOX)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· CRACKING UP (FOX)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· EDGE, THE (UPN)
· EDNY (NBC)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FUTURE TENSE (NBC)
· GATED WORLD (NBC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (NETFLIX)
· GLORY DAYS (WB)
· GROSSE POINTE (WB)
· HACK (CBS)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· JAG (CBS)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW AND HENRY LEE, THE (CBS)
· LOST WORLD, THE (SYNDICATION)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MIRACLES (ABC)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· MY LIFE WITH MEN (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NOT A CLUE (CBS)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS (WB)
· PARTY OF FIVE (FOX)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· RAISING DAD (WB)
· RANDOM YEARS, THE (UPN)
· RUN OF THE HOUSE (WB)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SIXTEEN TO LIFE (CBS)
· SPIN CITY (ABC)
· STATE OF GRACE (ABC FAMILY)
· SUMMERLAND (WB)
· SUNSET DIVISION (NBC)
· THESE GUYS (ABC)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· UC: UNDERCOVER (NBC)
· UNTITLED GILMORE GIRLS PROJECT (WB)
· WAYNE BRADY SHOW, THE (ABC)





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