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[05/12/11 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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90120 (The CW) - Patti Carr and Lara Olsen ("Life Unexpected") have joined the veteran soap as executive producers. They'll take over showrunning duties from Rebecca Sinclair, who's stepping down after the current season. The CW ordered a fourth season of the series last month.


BREAKING IN (FOX) - Sony Pictures Television is reportedly in talks to revive the short-lived comedy following its cancellation on Tuesday. Deadline.com however indicates a decision won't be made until after FOX's upfront presentation next week. The show's April 6 debut held onto 48% of its "American Idol" lead-in among adults 18-49, the best retention of any sitcom in over four years (since "'Til Death" on 4/4/07). Said rate fell to 36% in its second week, where it has remained ever since.


BURN NOTICE (USA) - Matt Lauria ("The Chicago Code") has scored a role on the show's upcoming fifth season. He'll play Ethan, "a discharged soldier whose intelligence and tenacity piques the interest of the CIA and reminds Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) of himself." The series returns Thursday, June 23 at 9:00/8:00c.


UNTITLED BRIAN WILLIAMS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - The Wall Street Journal reports the Peacock is developing a new primetime newsmagazine to be hosted by "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams. The hour-long project - which would also feature contributions from other NBC news personalities, including outgoing "Today" co-host Meredith Vieira - could roll out this fall however a firm timetable has yet to be locked in. NBC will presumably provide more details on Sunday when it announces its fall schedule.


UNTITLED CRAIG KILBORN PROJECT (New!) - Former late-night mainstay Craig Kilborn has signed a deal with ABC Studios to write, star and executive produce a potential comedy for the studio. No specifics were given about the project, which is being developed in house before going to the broadcast networks. An alumnus of both "The Daily Show" and "The Late Late Show," Kilborn returned to the talk show marketplace with "The Kilborn File," a syndicated offering which received a test run on several Fox owned-and-operated stations last summer.


WAREHOUSE 13 (Syfy) - Executive producer Jack Kenny is developing a spin-off of the series, which kicked off the network's Syfy rebranding back in 2009. The untitled project will center on the character of H.G. Wells - whom the series revealed to be a woman named Helena G. Wells (played by Jaime Murray) - and her adventures in a 1890s steampunk environment. As for specifics, she'll "enlist the help of a mechanical engineer and utilize her relationship with the police commissioner to solve what appear to be unsolvable cases." Universal Cable Productions is behind the hour, where Kenny recently inked a development deal. "Warehouse 13" returns for its third season on Monday, July 11.






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· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BREAKING IN (FOX)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CHICAGO CODE, THE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· KILBORN FILE (SYNDICATION)
· LIFE UNEXPECTED (CW)
· ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS (NBC)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)
· UNTITLED WAREHOUSE 13 SPIN-OFF PROJECT (SYFY)
· WAREHOUSE 13 (SYFY)









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