[08/23/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 23
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CURE (CBS, New!) - Jordan Hawley ("Smallville") has booked a potential drama at the Eye about "a team of highly skilled doctors who travel the country taking on unusual medical cases in the hope of finding the cure for a reclusive billionaire's terminally ill child." CBS Television Studios and Shane Brennan Productions are behind the hour which Hawley will pen and executive produce alongside Brennan and Grant Anderson. (Deadline.com)

KING & MAXWELL (CBS, New!) - "NCIS" franchise chief Shane Brennan is developing a new drama at the Eye based on David Baldacci's bestselling novels about "two former Secret Service Agents-turned-private investigators who solve cases deemed too sensitive for normal law enforcement to handle." The project is set up at CBS Television Studios, where Brennan recently inked a new overall deal. Brennan will write and executive produce alongside Shane Brennan Productions principal Grant Anderson. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED 1980S WRESTLING PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer have snagged a put pilot order from the Peacock for a fictional drama set in the world of wrestling in the '80s, during which "pro wrestling shifted from a system controlled by numerous regional companies to a system dominated by two nationwide companies: Ted Turner's WCW and McMahon's WWF." Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Starz's "Spartacus") are set to pen the hour and serve as co-executive producers. Johnson, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman then will executive produce for the Warner Bros. Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television with KristieAnne Reed likewise as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PARIS (Oxygen) - The cable channel has passed on a second season of the Paris Hilton-led reality series, New York Magazine's Vulture reports. The show's eight-week run averaged a very modest 293,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49, making it Oxygen's least-watched series this year. (NYMag.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... Andre Braugher is in talks to recur on "Law & Order: SVU" as an attorney for the underprivileged (Deadline.com); Chord Overstreet ("Glee") is set to turn up on "The Middle" as Brick's new, young and idealistic fourth-grade teacher (TVLine.com); Tahmoh Penikett will play a hot-headed, tenacious prosecutor on TNT's Bill Pullman-led original movie "Innocent" (TVLine.com); Greg Grunberg will reunite with his "Heroes" co-star Masi Oka on "Hawaii Five-0" as an ICE agent based out of Honolulu (TVLine.com); Isaiah Mustafa is set as Annie Ilonzeh's former fiance on ABC's "Charlie's Angels" (TVLine.com); Kristin Lehman will play an art insurance investigator who takes a liking to Nathan Fillion in "Castle" (TVLine.com); plus Jay Mohr will visit NBC's "Prime Suspect" as a slick New York City assistant district attorney (EW.com).

  [august 2011]  


[10/10/15 - 09:01 AM]
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[10/10/15 - 08:28 AM]
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[10/10/15 - 08:27 AM]
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[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
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