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[01/12/11 - 07:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (FOX, New!) - Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") have scored a pilot order from the network for a new multi-camera comedy about "two women who now have daughters just like the girls who picked on them in high school." Fellow "Christine" alum Andy Ackerman is on board to direct the half-hour, which is set up at Warner Bros. Television.


THE KILLING (AMC) - Ashley Johnson ("Dirt") is set to recur on the upcoming drama, which "tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation." She'll play the wife of Bennet Ahmed (Branden Jay McLaren), a suspect in the case. The newcomer rolls out Sunday, April 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.


LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (NBC) - Wolf Films has further detailed its planned shakeup of the freshman drama. It's understood Alfred Molina's character Ricardo Morales will depart the DA's office to rejoin the LAPD, where he was a 15-year veteran. There he'll take over for Skeet Ulrich, whose character will sign off in the 14th episode this season, as TJ Jaruszalski's (Corey Stoll) partner. Terrence Howard's Jonah Dekker will then step up as the full-time DDA with a new yet-to-be-cast ADA (in favor of the departing Regina Hall and Megan Boone). "We have the fortune of two world-class actors... and it was frustrating to have one on the bench each week," Wolf told The Wall Street Journal. "It would be like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as your quarterbacks, playing alternate games."


LOCKE & KEY (FOX) - Nick Stahl ("Carnivale") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode "who, after the brutal murder of Nina's husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts." He'll play Rendell's younger brother Duncan Locke, "an art teacher, who lives nearby and frequently visits Nina and the kids and who strangely has few memories of his time growing up in Keyhouse." Josh Friedman is behind the project, which comes from co-producers 20th Century Fox Television, DreamWorks Television and K.O. Paper Products. Mark Romanek is directing.


THE ROCKFORD FILES (NBC) - The Peacock has reportedly tabled its plans to reshoot the drama pilot, about "a roguish private eye who tackles the dangerous, quirky and unpredictable cases that no other detective wants to handle." It's understood creator David Shore couldn't deliver a new script due to his duties on FOX's "House," which was recently upped to 23 episodes this season. Dermot Mulroney toplined Shore's original incarnation, taking over for James Garner in the original 1974-80 series.


UNTITLED I'M SO SORRY PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Justin Long, Keir O'Donnell and Christian Long are developing a new half-hour comedy at the Eye about "two high school science teachers - an endearing degenerate and a socially awkward misanthrope - who live together and have to balance contrasting lifestyles and school jobs." The trio, which recently formed I'm So Sorry Productions, will co-write the half-hour and executive produce alongside Electus's Ben Silverman and Principato-Young's Paul Young and Peter Principato for CBS Television Studios.


WILD CARD (USA) - Ben Lawson ("The Deep End") has snagged the male lead on the drama pilot, about two very different Las Vegas lawyers, Will Garratt (Lawson) and Eliza Evans, who "handle the type of problems that happen after the sun goes down and need to be solved before the sun the comes up." Fox Television Studios is behind the project, which comes from writer Stephen Godchaux. Cary Brokaw also serves as an executive producer.






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· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· DEEP END, THE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRT (FX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (FOX)
· KILLING, THE (NETFLIX)
· LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES (NBC)
· LOCKE & KEY (FOX)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· ROCKFORD FILES, THE (NBC)
· UNTITLED I'M SO SORRY PROJECT (CBS)
· WILD CARD (USA)





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