[06/19/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 19
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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30 ROCK (NBC) - Bobb'e J. Thompson, who recurs as the son of Tracy Morgan's character on the Emmy-winning comedy, has inked a talent holding deal with Reveille. The pact calls for the company to develop a series project around the 13-year-old actor, most likely a sitcom. No other specifics were given.

GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - T.R. Knight has formally announced his departure of the Alphabet's flagship series. "Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' was not an easy decision for me to make," the actor said in a statement. "I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play this character and will miss my fellow cast and crew very much. I continue to wish them the very best, and wholeheartedly thank all of the fans who have supported me and the show with such passion and enthusiasm." Creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes also released a statement about the news: "I think I speak for the entire 'Grey's Anatomy' family when I say we wish T.R. Knight the best in his future endeavors. He is an incredibly talented actor and a person whose strength of character is admired by all of us." The fate of his character, Dr. George O'Malley, was left hanging in the balance at the end of the show's season finale last month.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

  [june 2009]  

· 30 ROCK (NBC)

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