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[12/14/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 14
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Entertainment Weekly has revealed casting breakdowns for the show's much-ballyhooed spin-off. Said group is detailed as follows: Cooper ("the B-team's leader, a middle-aged alpha male who's as loyal to his team as he is sketchy about his past"), Gina ("escaped the mean streets of Baltimore, only to wind up being sent back to them as an undercover agent"), Mick ("ex-British Special Forces operative, a sniper who's as good with words as he is with a firearm") and Prophet ("a born-again African-American ex-con who's eager to clean the slate he so completely filled pre-prison.") An upcoming episode of the parent series will serve as a backdoor pilot for the spin-off.


THE KENNEDY FAMILY (History, New!) - "24" co-creator Joel Surnow has booked an eight-hour scripted mini-series at the cable channel, which tracks "the 1960 presidential elections won by John F. Kennedy and ends with the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 while also featuring flashbacks to their earlier years." Fellow "24" alum Stephen Kronish is penning and executive producing the $20-$25 million production, due to premiere in the spring of 2011, alongside Surnow, Jon Cassar, Michael Prupas, Jamie Paul Rock, Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels. Cassar is also attached to direct while Muse Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment are co-producing. Nancy Dubuc, David McKillop and Dirk Hoogstra are overseeing the project for History.


TEEN WOLF (MTV) - Newcomers Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O'Brien are the first to be cast in the drama pilot, a reinvention of the 1985 movie of the same name. Posey will play the title character, Scott McCall, "a dorky high-school student who gets a rush of new powers, including the ability to attract girls, after a wolf attack." O'Brien then is set as Scott's best friend "who is initially dismissive of Scott's theory that he was bitten by a wolf but then begins research on human-werewolf transformation" with Reed as "a sweet new girl at school who is immediately smitten with Scott" and Hoechlin as "a handsome local boy who in fact is a vicious and predatory werewolf capable of great harm." Jeff Davis is behind the pilot presentation, which is also executive produced by Marty Adelstein and Rene Echevarria.


TRUE BLOOD (HBO) - J. Smith-Cameron, James Frain and Alfre Woodard have all scored recurring roles on the show's third season, Entertainment Weekly reports. Smith-Cameron will play Melinda, the estranged mother of Sam (Sam Trammell) and the recently cast Marshall Allman. Frain then is set as Franklin Mott, Tara's (Rutina Wesley) "over-protective vampire squeeze," with Woodard as the mother of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis).


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· 24 (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· KENNEDYS, THE (REELZ)
· TEEN WOLF (MTV)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)











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