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[06/24/09 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 24
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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FIND MY FAMILY (ABC) - The Alphabet has ordered six episodes of the reality series, in which cameras follow those looking for a long-lost relative, friend or love. Tim Green and Lisa Joyner are co-hosting the hourlong project, which will feature two reunions in each episode. Production was completed earlier this year on a pilot, with RelativityReal's Tom Forman; RDF's Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman and Tony Yates; and Julie Laughlin-Jones all serving as executive producers. Based on the Dutch format "Lost Without a Trace," the show rose to prominence with its successful Australian incarnation, also titled "Find My Family." No premiere date was specified.


FRINGE (FOX) - Meghan Markle ("90210") has scored a recurring role on the show's upcoming second season. She'll play "an attractive, brash and quick-witted junior FBI agent." Additional details about her character weren't released. Meanwhile, co-producer Brad Caleb Kane has confirmed via his Twitter account that the entire first season writing staff, save for showrunner Jeff Pinkner, will not be returning for year two. The series, which saw a fair amount of turnover during its freshman run, wrapped its first season with Kane, J.R. Orci, Andrew Kreisberg, David H. Goodman, J.H. Wyman and Brooke Kennedy as its producer-level or above staff, not including co-creators Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams.


MARTIN LAWRENCE PROJECTS (Various, New!) - Actor/producer Martin Lawrence has lined up a pair of script commitments at FOX and Starz. At the former he's booked an animated half-hour from writer/producer Rodney Barnes based on Martin's experiences growing up in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland area. The project, which is set up at 20th Century Fox Television, would then track "the misadventures of 13-year-old Martin as he comes of age in D.C." At the cable channel then is an untitled single-camera comedy based on the comedy of Gary Owen. Said half-hour revolves around a white guy from a trailer park who marries a well-to-do black woman. Lawrence will executive produce both efforts via his Runteldat banner ("Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up").


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· 90210 (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIND MY FAMILY (ABC)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· MARTIN LAWRENCE PRESENTS: 1ST AMENDMENT STAND-UP (STARZ)
· UNTITLED LAWRENCE & BARNES PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED LAWRENCE & OWEN PROJECT (STARZ)









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