[02/12/10 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CHASE (NBC) - Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break") has been cast in the drama pilot, about "a high-priority fugitive-apprehension team in South Texas." He's set as Marco Martinez, "a team member who is a veteran cop and intelligence specialist." Cole Hauser, Jesse Metcalfe and Rose Rollins also star in the hour, which comes from creator Jennifer Johnson and the Warner Bros. Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Beau Garrett ("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer") has booked the final principal role on the proposed spin-off, about "a new group of profilers, led by Cooper (Forest Whitaker), who work outside the FBI bureaucracy." She'll play Gina LaSalle, "a tough girl and recent FBI recruit who is loyal to Cooper and the object of Mick's (Matt Ryan) flirting." Michael Kelly rounds out the cast of the project, which comes from ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company. Richard Shepard is directing from a script by Chris Mundy and Edward Allen Bernero.

HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC) - Damon Wayans Jr. ("Dance Flick") is the first to be cast in the comedy pilot, about "a couple who break up at the altar, forcing them to figure out how to maintain friendships." He'll play Brad, a friend of the groom who works hard and plays soft. Joe and Anthony Russo are helming the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour from a script by David Caspe.

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED (FOX) - Kathryn Hahn ("AbFab") has landed a role on the comedy pilot, about "a group of people who face adult reality after being child superstars." She'll play one of them, however which role wasn't specified. David Walpert is behind the half-hour, which comes from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.

NEVERMIND NIRVANA (FOX) - Newcomer Utkarsh Ambudkar has joined the cast of the potential comedy, about "two brothers from a traditional Indian background - one defies his family's expectations by dating a Caucasian woman, while the other agrees to enter an arranged marriage." He's believed to be playing Raju Mattoo, the latter brother, in the comedy, which also stars Harish Patel. Ajay Sahgal is behind the project, which is set up at 20th Century Fox Television.

THIS LITTLE PIGGY (NBC) - Erinn Hayes ("Worst Week") has scored a role on the comedy pilot, about "two adult siblings who, after falling on hard times, are forced to move back into their childhood home with their eldest brother and his wife." She'll play Sarah, said wife, in the multi-camera comedy, which comes from ABC Studios and co-creators Brian Bradley and Steven Cragg. Andrea Parker originated the role in its previous incarnation at ABC.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (The CW) - Stephen Martines ("The Closer") is set to recur on the freshman drama, which returns with new episodes on March 25. He'll play "a bad-ass vampire named Frederick who is locked in the tomb where Katherine (Nina Dobrev) was once thought to be and is up to no good when released." No other details were given.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

  [february 2010]  


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