[06/05/12 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 5 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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MOCKINGBIRD LANE (NBC) - Mariana Klaveno ("True Blood") has been cast as Lily Munster in the Peacock's reboot, joining the previously cast Jerry O'Connell as Herman, Mason Cook as Eddie, Charity Wakefield as Marilyn and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. Said deal however is contingent on ABC Studios releasing the actress from its drama pilot "Devious Maids," which remains under consideration at Lifetime. Yvonne De Carlo originated the role of Lily Munster, the vampire wife of Herman and mother to Eddie, in the 1960s series. Writer Bryan Fuller and director Bryan Singer are behind the pilot, which is set up at Universal Television. (Deadline.com)UNTITLED HOWARD BRAGMAN PROJECT (E!, New!) - Hollywood PR veteran Howard Bragman is developing a new drama at the cable channel inspired by his life. Matthew J. Lieberman ("In Plain Sight") is penning the Universal Cable Productions-based hour, which will center on Jake Levy, "a rising star publicist who, after hitting his peak at his NYC firm, makes a drastic move and launches out onto his own." Prospect Park's Josh Barry and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Lee Kernis will executive produce alongside Bragman and Lieberman. (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Willa Ford will guest on "Leverage" as "a feisty woman who owns a local grocery store in the small town" who tries to protect her family's business from the megastore setting up shop nearby (THR.com); "Modern Family" co-executive producer Jeffrey Richman has inked a three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, which will see him upped to executive producer next season (Deadline.com); ABC is on track to revive Rebel Wilson's multi-camera pilot "Super Fun Night" for CBS as a single-camera comedy (Deadline.com); "The Good Wife" supervising producer Corinne Brinkerhoff has closed a two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios where she'll transition to newcomer "Elementary" as a co-executive producer (Deadline.com); and Jason Ritter will once again return to NBC's "Parenthood" as the perennial love interest for Lauren Graham's character (TVLine.com).
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