[04/28/10 - 10:04 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 28
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CALIFORNICATION (Showtime) - Michael Ealy ("FlashForward") has booked a five-episode arc on the show's upcoming fourth season. He'll play a new love interest for Natascha McElhone's character however no specifics were given. Ealy joins the previously announced guests Addison Timlin, Carla Gugino and Rob Lowe.

SUPERNANNY (ABC) - The Alphabet has ordered 13 additional episodes of the series for a seventh - and potentially final - season. "It feels like the right time for me to end my reign as the Supernanny," host Jo Frost told Daily Variety. "I've lived out of a suitcase for the past five years, visiting 47 states for the show. It's time to settle down in one place for the time being." ABC however hasn't decided the ultimate fate of the series, which celebrated its 100th episode last month. Nick Powell, Nick Emmerson and Stephanie Schwam are the executive producers for Shed Media.

TRUST ME, I'M A GAME SHOW HOST (ABC) - Bill Engvall and Mo Rocca have been tapped as the dual hosts of the reality pilot, in which an audience of contestants try to determine which is - you guessed it - telling the truth. Mark Burnett Productions and Monkey Television are behind the project, exact format details of which weren't specified. Production is set to begin next week in Los Angeles.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

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