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[11/24/10 - 06:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 24
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BIG DREAMS (CBS, New!) - Andy Breckman ("Monk") has landed a potential new comedy at the Eye that "will use fantasy sequences to contrast a family guy's anticipation of life events with how said events actually turn out." He'll write and executive produce the half-hour alongside his manager, Howard Klein. No studio was indicated.


THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA (ABC Family) - Meagen Fay ("Two and a Half Men") is the latest addition to the comedy pilot, about "an exuberant plus-sized performer from the south (Raven Symone) and her science geek best friend (Majandra Delfino) who try to make headway in New York City." She'll play "the flamboyantly effusive Aunt Honey, a Southern grande dame in an open silk robe and fur-trimmed mules, who is Georgia and Jo's landlady and a dear friend of Georgia's late mother." Jeff Greenstein and Jennifer Weiner co-wrote the half-hour for ABC Studios.


IN DEEP (FOX, New!) - Actress/songwriter Bird York is spearheading a new drama at the network about "a female undercover FBI agent infiltrating the Chicago Mob with the help of the made men's women." She'll write and executive produce the hour alongside Gary A. Randall ("The Glades") for 20th Century Fox Television. No other specifics were given.


THE LYING GAME (ABC Family) - Helen Slater ("Supergirl") is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about Emma (Alexandra Chando), "a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break. She finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who - unlike Emma - was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life." She'll play Kristen Mercer, Sutton's wealthy adopted mother and the wife of the previously cast Andy Buckley. Mark Piznarski is directing the Warner Horizon Television-based hour from a script by Charles Pratt, Jr.


THE RABBIT FACTORY (TNT) - Blake Clark, Brett Rice, Bradford Anderson and Rhea Seehorn have all landed roles on the drama pilot, about "recently widowed police Detective Mike Lomax (Steven Weber) and his newly married partner, Terry Biggs (D.L. Hughley), [as they] delve into a world of mystery, intrigue and occasional hijinks." Rice will play their boss with Clark as "Lomax's father-in-law who serves as his surrogate father," Seehorn as "a hot and smart medical examiner" and Anderson as "a top computer investigator working at the homicide offices." Jim Sadwith is helming the Lionsgate Television-based hour from a script by Alan Loeb.


UNTITLED TIM CARVELL PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Tim Carvell ("The Daily Show With Jon Stewart") has snagged a script order from the Eye for a new comedy about "a 32-year-old man who suddenly realizes there's a giant generation gap when his 23-year-old little sister starts working for his company." CBS Television Studios is behind half-hour, which is set up at Anthony Edwards's Grand Central Entertainment. Carvell then will write and executive produce alongside Edwards.


WHAT WOULD JANE DO (ABC Family) - Andie MacDowell ("Lone Star") has scored a role on the drama pilot, about "16-year-old Jane (Erica Dasher), who lands a job at a hip retail company when they mistake her for an adult. Jane soon finds herself juggling life as a regular teenager in high school and as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion... all while trying to keep her true identity a secret." She'll play "the hard-nosed, tough-as-nails boss that Jane goes to work for." Lev L. Spiro is helming the project from a script by April Blair.






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· BIG DREAMS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLADES, THE (A AND E)
· IN DEEP (FOX)
· JANE BY DESIGN (ABC FAMILY)
· LONE STAR (FOX)
· LYING GAME, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· MONK (USA)
· RABBIT FACTORY, THE (TNT)
· STATE OF GEORGIA (ABC FAMILY)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNTITLED TIM CARVELL PROJECT (CBS)











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