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[06/26/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 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!


EVIL TWINS (Investigation Discovery) - The original series, first announced back in April, is set to premiere Thursday, July 26 at 10:00/9:00c. Here's the network's description: "There's something oddly fascinating about twins. Maybe it's the secret languages they create, their identical facade, or the rumors about how one can feel when the other is hurt. But when one twin turns bad, does the other stay pure of heart? Channeling sibling rivalries and deadly childhood pacts, EVIL TWINS follows true-crime mysteries surrounding real-life cases of these evil archetypes. Each episode reveals shocking stories of twins on the edge, from those who sleep with their twin's husband and set them up for murder to those who steal their identities and even come back from the dead."


HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (Investigation Discovery, New!) - The cable channel will roll out the newcomer on Saturday, July 21 at 10:00/9:00c, bumping current time period holder "Wicked Attraction" to 9:00/8:00c. Here's how the network describes the show: "For most people, their wedding day ignites dreams of a bright future and the hope of fading into the sunset with the one they love. But for some brides and grooms, the reality of "til death do you part" hits come sooner than expected. Narrated by Emmy Award-winner Marlo Thomas, HAPPILY NEVER AFTER tells the true stories of people who meet untimely ends on or around their wedding days. Leading viewers through these tales of romance, sex, greed and betrayal is Dr. Wendy Walsh, a clinical psychologist and relationship expert. As this new series suggests, perhaps love found is not always happily ever after."


STOLEN VOICES, BURIED SECRETS (Investigation Discovery) - The show's third season is set to kick off on Monday, July 9 at 10:00/9:00c. The channel details the new season as follows: "Investigation Discovery's captivating series STOLEN VOICES, BURIED SECRETS revisits mysterious murders through the lens of the fictionalized, first-person perspectives of the victims. As investigators, family, and friends peel back the layers and facts of each case for viewers, the otherworldly narrator already knows how their story ends and supplies all-knowing observations hinting at breaks to come in the case."


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Robbie Jones has booked a three-episode arc on USA's "Necessary Roughness" as a wide receiver who quickly becomes the new face of the team, much to TK's (Mehcad Brooks) dismay (Zap2It.com); and theater vet Andy Mientus is bound for "Smash" as a new series regular, Kyle, a poor kid from Brooklyn with dreams of writing for Broadway (TVLine.com).






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EVIL TWINS (ID)
· HAPPILY NEVER AFTER (ID)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· SMASH (NBC)
· STOLEN VOICES, BURIED SECRETS (ID)
· WICKED ATTRACTION (ID)





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