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[08/18/09 - 06:12 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 18
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC) - Amy Aquino ("ER") and Peter Gerety ("The Wire") have each landed roles on the show's upcoming fourth season. The former will play a doctor who becomes involved with one of the Walker clan and the latter plays a "surprising outsider," according to an Entertainment Weekly report. Further details however weren't released.


FAMILY GATHERING (Hallmark, New!) - Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin are set to star in a new original movie at the cable channel about a woman "who returns home to her family farm where she finds new purpose training a sheep dog, Lucky, who not only helps her family save the farm but also becomes a town hero." Henstridge plays said woman, Lisa Rayborn, with Hamlin as her brother Jim, "who helps manage the farm and partners with Lisa to train Lucky." John Bradshaw ("Every Second Counts") is attached to direct the project from a script by Kevin Commins. Lewis Chesler and David Perlmutter then are executive producing via their Chesler Perlmutter Productions with Rob Vaughn producing. Production is set to begin this month in Canada for a 2010 premiere.


MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE (TNT) - Penelope Ann Miller ("Vanished") has booked a five-episode arc on the upcoming drama, which stars Andre Braugher, Scott Bakula and Ray Romano as a group of friends approaching midlife together. Entertainment Weekly reports she'll play the mentioned-but-not-seen ex-wife of Romano's character. No other details were given.


UNTITLED GARY JANETTI PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Former "Will & Grace" executive producer Gary Janetti has booked a multi-camera comedy at the Peacock described as "a buddy comedy about a gay man and a straight man who are best friends." The project, which has a script commitment with a hefty penalty attached, is set up at 20th Century Fox Television where Janetti has an overall deal. No other details about the half-hour were given.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ER (NBC)
· EVERY SECOND COUNTS (HALLMARK)
· MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE (TNT)
· UNTITLED GARY JANETTI PROJECT (NBC)
· VANISHED (FOX)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)
· YOU LUCKY DOG (HALLMARK)











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