[05/04/12 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 4 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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BACK TO BADASS (ABC Family, New!) - Mario Lopez has booked a pilot presentation at the cable channel for a potential reality series in which "athletes battle to get back to where they once were and even better." No other details were given about the project, which Lopez will executive produce alongside Trip Taylor. (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "1600 Penn" is the latest comedy pilot at NBC to be given permission to begin making staffing offers (Deadline.com); Judy Greer will guest on "Royal Pains" as a professional matchmaker who seeks treatment from Hank Med for a heart condition (EW.com); and CBS has sent a legal notice to ABC warning of potential legal action over "striking" similarities between at the Alphabet's upcoming reality series "The Glass House" and the Eye's "Big Brother"(Deadline.com).
[07/31/15 - 11:18 AM] Starz to Develop "Havana Quartet" Starring Antonio Banderas Based on the popular four-book series by acclaimed Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura, the series follows hard-drinking, romantic Cuban Police Detective Mario Conde (Banderas) who longs to be a writer but settled for a job as a detective.