[12/22/09 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 22
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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JAX & AMBER (CBS, New!) - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" creator Anthony Zuiker has landed another project at the Eye, this time about two female detectives who "harbor a unique insight into solving crimes." Elizabeth Devine, also of "CSI" fame, penned the CBS Television Studios-based hour which she's executive producing alongside Zuiker. Deran Sarafian ("House") is also attached to direct and executive produce should it move forward with Zuiker's Dare to Pass Productions partner Matthew Weinberg serving as a co-executive producer.

WOMEN ARE CRAZY, MEN ARE STUPID (ABC) - Howard Morris and Jenny Lee's comedy has received the green light to produce a pilot. The project, which is based on their book of the same name, follows "a new couple who both have survived failed marriages and are determined to get it right this time." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour, which will be filmed in the multi-camera format. Agent-turned-producer Elliot Webb is also on board to executive produce alongside the duo.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

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