[06/02/10 - 10:33 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 2 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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THE EVENT (NBC) - "FlashForward" alum Lisa Zwerling has joined the freshman drama as a consulting producer. Said development is the result of a two-year overall deal the writer/producer recently inked with "Event" producer Universal Media Studios. There she'll also develop new series projects. No financial specifics were given.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (CBS) - The Alphabet has formally passed on ordering a sixth season of the veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus-led comedy. The network had long been eyed as a potential new home for the Warner Bros. Television-based series, which got the axe from CBS last month. "Christine" nevertheless will begin its off-network run on local stations across the country this fall.
TILDA (HBO) - Sanaa Lathan ("AVP: Alien vs. Predator") is the latest addition to the comedy pilot, which stars Diane Keaton as the title character, a powerful female online Hollywood journalist with a no-holds-barred style. Lathan will play Sasha Litt, "a mysterious new head of operations that RMG head Andrew Brown (Jason Patric) brings in to work at the studio." Ellen Page, Wes Bentley, David Harbour and Leland Orser round out the ensemble. Bill Condon is directing the half-hour from a script he co-wrote with Cynthia Mort.