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[07/20/11 - 11:06 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (NBC) - Executive producers Scot Armstrong and Ravi Nandan have inked a two-year first-look deal with producer Universal Media Studios. The pact gives the studio the initial option on their banner American Work's output.


CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS) - Co-star Jorja Fox will return as a full-fledged series regular for the show's upcoming 12th season. The actress however won't appear in every episode, likely capped at 15. Said news comes on the heels of the departure of Laurence Fishburne from the veteran drama and the addition of Ted Danson.


SOUTH PARK (Comedy Central) - The veteran animated comedy has been picked up for two more seasons, network sources have confirmed to the site. Said pickup will take the series through 2013. The back half of its current 15th season bows Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00/9:00c.






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· BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)





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