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[06/21/10 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 21
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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GLEE (FOX) - Filipina pop star Charice Pempengco has reportedly signed on for a multi-episode arc on the show's sophomore season. She'll play "a foreign exchange student whose killer vocals get Rachel (Lea Michele) contemplating murder." No other details were given.


GOSSIP GIRL (The CW) - Clemence Poesy ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows") has booked a role on the upcoming season of the netlet's signature soap. She'll play Eva, "a warm-hearted bombshell who joins Chuck in Paris - much to the surprise of Blair, who has been spending the summer there with Serena."


NCIS (CBS) - Sean Murray has closed his deal to return to the veteran CBS drama. Said development means all of the show's regulars are locked in for season eight, including Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum, all of whom recently negotiated new deals. Co-stars Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo had already been signed through the upcoming season.


OUTLAW COUNTRY (FX) - Mary Steenburgen is the first to be cast in the drama pilot, about organized crime in Nashville. She'll play "a powerful country music icon who is very protective of her daughter Annabel." Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz are behind the hour, which is also executive produced by Art Linson and John Linson for Fox Television Studios and FX Productions.


UNDERBELLY (Starz, New!) - The pay channel is developing a domestic take on the Australian crime drama, which retold the real events of the 1995-2004 gangland war in Melbourne. DirecTV currently broadcasts the Aussie installments while Starz is looking to rework the show to focus on an American crime family. No other specifics however were given.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· NCIS (CBS)
· OUTLAW COUNTRY (FX)
· UNDERBELLY (DIRECTV)
· UNDERBELLY (STARZ)









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