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[11/10/08 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CAMELOT (Showtime, New!) - "The Tudors" executive producers Michael Hirst and Morgan O'Sullivan are developing a contemporary retelling of the famed legend at the pay channel. The BBC is co-financing the potential hour with Hirst penning the scripts and executive producing alongside O'Sullivan and Douglas Rae. Should it move forward to series, Ecosse Films and Octagon Films will co-produce. No other specifics about the project were given.


KNIGHT RIDER (NBC) - Co-stars Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Yancey Arias and Bruce Davison won't be returning for back half of the show's freshman run. The moves are part of a midseason revamp to move the show "away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula and closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people, everymen," executive producer Gary Scott Thompson told The Hollywood Reporter. Production is underway on the show's 15th installment with the cast overhaul taking place during episodes 10-11, a two-parter set to air in January. No details about how their exits will be handled were released.


THE LISTENER (NBC) - Colm Feore, a regular on the upcoming season of FOX's "24," has landed a second gig on the Peacock's new drama about a young paramedic (Craig Olejnik) who uses his telepathic powers to heal what's broken in the lives of people he treats. Feore will play an older mentor to Olejnik's character. Shaftesbury Films is behind the Canadian-produced hour, which is set to air this summer on NBC.


MADSO'S WAR (A.K.A. UNTITLED CHRIS BERTOLINI PROJECT) (Spike TV) - Matthew Marsden ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen") and Kevin Chapman ("Brotherhood") are the first to be cast in the drama pilot, which revolves around the Irish mob in Boston. Marsden plays the title role of Mike "Madso" Madden, "a small-time thief with connections to the Boston rackets who tries to walk away when two guys on his crew are murdered -- but soon realizes he's next on the hit list." Chapman's role wasn't specified. Chris Bertolini is behind the two-hour project, which Walter Hill is directing. Dana White and Tom Lynch also serve as executive producers for MGM Television.


UNTITLED MICHAEL RAPAPORT PROJECT (CBS, New!) - "Prison Break" co-star Michael Rapaport is set to topline a potential new hour for CBS, Sony Pictures Television and CBS Paramount Television. The untitled drama, which is loosely based on the experiences of a good friend of Rapaport's, revolves around the lives of social workers in New York. Bryan Goluboff ("Basketball Diaries") is writing the project with Denis Leary and Jim Serpico executive producing via their Apostle banner. Rapaport himself will also receive a producing credit. It's not clear how said role would affect his duties on "Prison Break."


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· 24 (FOX)
· BROTHERHOOD (SHOWTIME)
· CAMELOT (STARZ)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· KNIGHT RIDER (NBC)
· LISTENER, THE (ION)
· MADSO'S WAR (SPIKE TV)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED MICHAEL RAPAPORT PROJECT (CBS)









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