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[09/26/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 26
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


FURLOUGH (FX, New!) - Charlie Huston (HBO's "All Signs of Death") is developing a new drama at the cable channel described as "a private detective/prison drama." No other details were given about the project, which comes from Sony Pictures Television. Circle of Confusion's David Engel and director Michael Dinner will presumably executive produce alongside Huston. (Deadline.com)


THE GOODWIN GAMES (FOX, New!) - "How I Met Your Mother" co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have scored a put pilot order from the network for a single-camera comedy about "three siblings who reconnect after the death of their father." They'll co-write the half-hour alongside fellow "Mother" executive producer Chris Harris for 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)


GOVERNMENT (NBC, New!) - David Hudgins ("Friday Night Lights") is looking to import the Danish drama "Borgen," about a "smart and sexy 40-year-old populist party leader who scores a surprise election victory only to discover the biggest challenge of her life is yet to come," at the Peacock. Universal Television is behind the hour, which Hudgins will write and executive produce alongside fellow "Friday Night Lights" alum Jason Katims as well as Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner of BBC Worldwide Productions. (Deadline.com)


HOW TO SURVIVE A HOME INVASION (ABC, New!) - David A. Katz ("$#*! My Dad Says") has sold a potential comedy to the Alphabet about "a type A, OCD home security specialist who finds himself being pushed out of his safety zone when his college-age son and his elderly mother both move in with him." The multi-camera project is set up at ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company with Andrea Shay and Gordon executive producing alongside Katz. (THR.com)


LEGACY (CBS, New!) - "Jericho" co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg is returning to the Eye for a new drama about "a one-term president who goes back to work at his hometown law firm where he hand-picks the cases that really matter to him." Said hour, which has a penalty attached, comes from CBS Television Studios with Full Fathom Five's James Frey and DreamWorks Television's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank executive producing alongside Steinberg, who's also behind "Beauty and the Beast" at ABC. (Deadline.com)


LITTLE BROTHER (FOX, New!) - "Men of a Certain Age" co-creator Mike Royce is on track for a cast-contingent pilot order at the network for a new comedy about "a man that finds out that he has a half-brother he never knew about, who also happens to be an ex-con." 20th Century Fox Television, Hat Trick Productions and the defunct Adelstein Productions are all behind the single-camera project, which originated from British writer/co-executive producer Fintan Ryan ("Hustle") two seasons ago. Royce subsequently was brought in to rewrite the script where he'll executive produce alongside Jimmy Mulville, Marty Adelstein, Michael Thorn and Becky Clements. (Deadline.com)


PANDEMIC (FOX, New!) - Amy Holden Jones has scored a script commitment from the network for a new drama about "an epidemiologist who is facing difficult adversaries as he fights to stop a catastrophic pandemic." Said hour is set up at 20th Century Fox Television with 3 Arts Entertainment's Oly Obst and Erwin Stoff executive producing alongside Jones. (Deadline.com)


PUZZLE MASTER (ABC, New!) - Gwendolyn M. Parker ("Blue Bloods") has booked a potential drama at the Alphabet inspired by the work of prolific puzzle and computer game designer Scott Kim. Said hour, which comes from ABC Studios and studio-based producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses, will track "a quirky puzzle master who uses her unique acuity and distinctive way of perceiving the world to help the San Francisco Bay Area's Special Investigations Division solve crimes." Parker will pen the script and executive produce alongside Sander and Moses. (Deadline.com)


REVOLUTION (NBC, New!) - J.J. Abrams and "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke are set to team for a new drama at the Peacock billed as "an epic adventure thriller." Kripke will pen the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, which has a pilot production commitment, with Abrams and Bryan Burk executive producing via their studio-based Bad Robot. No other specifics were given. Kripke is also spearheading a small screen take on the DC Comics hero "Deadman" for The CW. (Deadline.com)


SECOND CHANCES (FOX, New!) - Gina Fattore ("Californication") has booked a potential drama at the network about "a female trauma surgeon who has to cope with the fact that she was the only survivor of a car crash that killed her best friend." Said hour, which has a penalty attached, comes from 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment with the company's Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope executive producing alongside Fattore. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED KEVIN WILLIAMSON PORJECT (FOX, New!) - The ever-busy Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Secret Circle") has received a put pilot commitment from the network for a new drama about "a diabolical serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of serial killers, and the FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of it." Warner Bros Television is behind the hour which Williamson will write and executive produce via his Outerbanks Entertainment banner. (Deadline.com)


VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (NBC, New!) - Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels ("Precious") is developing a small screen take on Jacqueline Susann's much-ballyhooed novel, which "chronicled the lives, career highs and ultimate self-destruction of three female best friends over two decades." The news marks the fourth such incarnation of "Dolls": Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke and Sharon Tate starred in the 1967 film; Catherine Hicks, Lisa Hartman and Veronica Hamel toplined the 1981 mini-series for CBS; and Colleen Morris, Melissa De Sousa and Sharon Case headlined a short-lived syndicated TV series in 1994. 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment is behind the NBC version, which has a penalty attached. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope will executive produce alongside Daniels, who's attached to write and direct. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Cougar Town's" Dan Byrd will visit fellow ABC comedy "Suburgatory" as a new ally of Jane Levy's Tessa, or so she thinks (TVLine.com); Maura Tierney was been tapped as the wife of James Spader's Robert California on "The Office" (Zap2it.com); Kate Burton is set as the Vice President of the United States on ABC's upcoming "Scandal" (THR.com); plus HBO will once again track the NHL Winter Classic as part of its "24/7" franchise beginning Wednesday, December 14 at 10:00/9:00c (Variety.com).






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· 24/7 (HBO)
· ALL SIGNS OF DEATH (HBO)
· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (ABC)
· BLEEP MY DAD SAYS (CBS)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· COUGAR TOWN (TBS)
· DEADMAN (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· FURLOUGH (FX)
· GOODWIN GAMES, THE (FOX)
· GOVERNMENT (NBC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· HOW TO SURVIVE A HOME INVASION (ABC)
· HUSTLE (AMC)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· LEGACY (CBS)
· LITTLE BROTHER (FOX)
· MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE (TNT)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PANDEMIC (FOX)
· PUZZLE MASTER (ABC)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SECOND CHANCES (FOX)
· SECRET CIRCLE, THE (CW)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (NBC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)





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