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[10/11/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 11
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!


10 YEARS (NBC, New!) - Courteney Cox and David Arquette's proposed comedy, which "tracks the ebb and flow of a 10 year relationship for a recently separated couple in the center of a group of friends and family," has found a home at the Peacock. Howard J. Morris ("In Case of Emergency") is penning the half-hour, which comes from ABC Studios and Cox and Arquette's Coquette banner. (Deadline.com)


THE MEADOWS (NBC, New!) - "Memphis Beat" creators Liz W. Garcia and Joshua Harto have sold a new drama to the Peacock about "the outsider from the wrong side of the tracks was able to rise to the top and explores the dark mystery that threatens to take it all away from him." Said hour, from Universal Television-based Stuber Pictures, would follow two parallel storylines: "the 1960s odyssey of Lucia "Lucy" Cortes who flees an abusive marriage with her 12-year-old son Tommy to start over in Las Vegas and the present day in which Tommy is a powerful, enigmatic casino owner poised to become the King of Vegas." Scott Stuber and Quan Phung then will executive produce alongside Garcia and Harto. (Deadline.com)


MOTHER TERESA (ABC, New!) - Teresa Strasser (TLC's "While You Were Out") is on track to bring her book "Exploiting My Baby: Because It's Exploiting Me" to the small screen. Sony Pictures Television is behind the half-hour, which would track "a working mom whose slightly estranged, hippy mother comes back to live with them to take care of the new baby." Julia Franz and Jamie Tarses then will executive produce alongside Strasser, who will pen the adaptation. (Deadline.com)


THE NEXT INSANELY GREAT THING (NBC, New!) - Feature writer Daniel Taplitz ("Red Dog") has booked a new drama at the Peacock about "the last company town in America when the suburban townspeople agree to become test subjects for a high-tech company's social-media experiments, with unexpected, hilarious and emotionally gripping results." Said hour, which is inspired by a true story, comes from ABC Studios and the studio-based producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses. (Variety.com)


THE PREGNANCY PROJECT (Lifetime, New!) - Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids") is set to star in a new original movie at the cable channel "based on the true story of 17-year-old Washington state high-school student Gaby Rodriguez who pretended to be pregnant in an effort to explore conventional stereotypes and the treatment of pregnant teens for a senior year school project." Norman Buckley is on board to direct the project from a script by Teena Booth ("The Pregnancy Pact") with Barbara Lieberman and Tom Patricia serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Lifetime, New!) - Director Kenny Leon ("A Raisin In The Sun") and executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are looking to reteam for a small screen take on the much-ballyhooed 1989 film "Steel Magnolias" featuring an all-black cast. Sally Robinson ("Iron Jawed Angels") is writing the project, which will be "set in Louisiana and explore the bond among a group of women in the present day." Robert Harling penned the feature based on his play of the same name. Zadan and Meron's Sony Pictures Television-based Storyline Entertainment is producing. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED DAVID LAMPSON/ANDREW LEEDS PROJECT (FOX, New!) - David Lampson and Andrew Leeds (NBC's "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer") have booked a new comedy at the network about "a larger-than-life family man who constantly finds himself overly involved in the lives of those around him to help them reach their full potential." Said half-hour is set up at Sony Pictures Television with Julia Franz and Jamie Tarses executive producing. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED HANNIBAL BURESS PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Comedian Hannibal Buress is set to topline a potential comedy at the network to be co-written by Jonah Hill. The project, details of which are still being finalized, has a script commitment with a penalty attached. 20th Century Fox Television is behind the half-hour with Hill and 3 Arts Entertainment's Dave Becky executive producing and Buress serving as a producer. (Deadline.com)


WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARRIORS (FOX, New!) - Mike Sikowitz ("Rules of Engagement") has booked a new single-camera comedy at the network about "the lives of five high school basketball teammates who have remained close friends and basketball buddies into their 30s." Sony Pictures Television is behind the half-hour, which FOX has given a script plus penalty order. No other auspices were given. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - NBC has asked for six additional scripts of its sophomore drama "Harry's Law" (Deadline.com); Rafi Gavron will play "the deadbeat but charming boyfriend of preggo coffee girl" Zoe (Rosa Salazar) on NBC's "Parenthood" (TVLine.com); Meredith Monroe will visit "Hart of Dixie" as "a very important former Bluebell resident who has ties to a few of the characters we already know and love" while Megan Stevenson will turn up as "Zoe's New York pal who pays an unexpected visit to Bluebell" (TVLine.com, Zap2It.com); production on Syfy's "Face Off" has resumed following last week's labor dispute (Deadline.com); Rachael Harris will guest on "New Girl" as "a quirky vice principal at the school where Jess (Zooey Deschanel) teaches" (EW.com); plus Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson have been cast as the main antagonists on season three of "Justified" (EW.com).






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· 10 YEARS (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FACE OFF (SYFY)
· HARRY'S LAW (NBC)
· HART OF DIXIE (CW)
· IRON JAWED ANGELS (HBO)
· JUSTIFIED (FX)
· MEADOWS, THE (NBC)
· MEMPHIS BEAT (TNT)
· MOTHER TERESA (ABC)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· NEXT INSANELY GREAT THING, THE (NBC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PREGNANCY PACT (LIFETIME)
· PREGNANCY PROJECT, THE (LIFETIME)
· RAISIN IN THE SUN, A (ABC)
· REX IS NOT YOUR LAWYER (NBC)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· STEEL MAGNOLIAS (LIFETIME)
· UNTITLED HANNIBAL BURESS PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED LAMPSON & LEEDS PROJECT (FOX)
· WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARRIORS (FOX)









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