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[05/09/12 - 05:24 PM]
Development Update: Series Pick Up - "The Following," "The Mob Doctor" (FOX)
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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THE FOLLOWING (A.K.A. UNTITLED KEVIN WILLIAMSON PROJECT) (FOX) - The network has ordered the Kevin Williamson-penned drama - which stars Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent who leads the search to catch Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a diabolical serial killer - to series. The Warner Bros. Television-based pilot, directed by Marcos Siega, also stars Jeananne Goossen and Shawn Ashmore as FBI agents who team with Hardy; Valorie Curry as Hardy's nanny; Natalie Zea as Carroll's ex-wife; Maggie Grace as Sarah Fuller, Carroll's only surviving victim; as well as Adan Canto and Nico Tortorella as Sarah's neighbors. (Variety.com)


THE MOB DOCTOR (A.K.A. UNTITLED BERMAN & WRIGHT PROJECT) (FOX) - The Jordana Spiro-led pilot - a drama about Grace Devlin, one of Chicago's top young cardiothoracic surgeons who, to save her gambling-indebted brother (Jesse Lee Soffer), is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor - has likewise been ordered to series. Michael Dinner helmed the Sony Pictures Television-based pilot, which was co-created by Josh Berman and Rob Wright. Zach Gilford and Jaime Lee Kirchner co-star as Grace's fellow doctors at the hospital; with William Forsythe as legendary mob boss Alexander Constantine, who had a history with Grace's mother; and James Carpinello as a fellow mobster who has his own past with Grace. (Variety.com)






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· MOB DOCTOR, THE (FOX)





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