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[11/08/12 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 8
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!


AFTER HOURS (NBC) - Brigid Brannagh ("Army Wives") and Robert Bailey, Jr. ("Model Minority") have both been cast in the drama pilot, about the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. She'll play Dr. Atthea Martin, "who is easing into her old job as a trauma doctor while grieving the loss of her husband, killed by a drunk driver"; while he's set as Paul, "a young, eager but squeamish resident at the hospital." The Sony Pictures Television-based hour also stars Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeananne Goossen and Ken Leung. Pierre Morel is directing from a script by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. (Deadline.com)


HORIZON (USA, New!) - Bridget Tyler ("Burn Notice") has booked a sci-fi period drama at the network about "a secretary at the FBI during World War II who believes her husband may have been killed in a battle with an alien spaceship in the South Pacific." Tyler will write and co-executive produce for the Universal Cable Productions-based Valhalla Entertainment. The company's Gale Anne Hurd is executive producing. (Variety.com)


JANE WAYNE (USA, New!) - Heather Zuhlke ("Southland") has sold a new drama to the cable channel about "a female cop and her patrol sergeant husband who falls into a criminal conspiracy scandal." Said hour is set up at the Universal Cable Productions-based Valhalla Entertainment with Gale Anne Hurd executive producing and Zuhlke serving as a co-executive producer. (Variety.com)


RECONSTRUCTION (History, New!) - Screenwriters John Rice and Joe Batteer ("Windtalkers") are developing a post-Civil War era drama at the cable channel about "a Southern man's struggle in his hometown after fighting in the war for the North." Universal Cable Productions-based Valhalla Entertainment is behind the hour with Gale Anne Hurd executive producing alongside the duo. (Variety.com)


SUPER FUN NIGHT (ABC) - Liza Lapira ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23") has been cast in the Rebel Wilson-led comedy pilot, about three nerdy female friends on a quest to have super fun every Friday night. She'll play Helen-Alice, Kimmie's (Wilson) super-smart best friend and roommate. The original multi-camera version at CBS featured Jenny Slate in said role. Lapira's casting is the result of a talenting holding deal the actress signed with the network in July. Warner Bros. Television-based Conaco Productions is behind the half-hour. (Deadline.com)


THOSE WHO KILL (A&E) - James Morrison ("Revenge") and Kerry O'Malley ("Boardwalk Empire") are the latest additions to the drama pilot, about police detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) and forensic profiler Thomas Schaffer (James D'Arcy), who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. He's on board as Captain Frank Bisgaard, "Jensen's tough, no-nonsense superior"; while she'll play "the precinct's forensic pathologist and Catherine's best friend." The Fox 21-based hour, from director Joe Carnahan and writer Glen Morgan, also stars Bahar Soomekh and Omid Abtahi. (Deadline.com)


TROOPER (TNT) - Eion Bailey ("Covert Affairs") has booked the male lead on the drama pilot, about K.J. Flaxton (Mira Sorvino), a recently divorced female state trooper who is as unconventional at work as she is at home raising her three kids. He'll play her partner James Burk, "a widowed father who has a much more by-the-book approach to policing." Jay Hernandez played said role in the original CBS incarnation. Alimi Ballard and Brooke Nevin also star in the hour, which is set up at the Warner Horizon Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Jason Ensler is directing from a script by Aron Eli Coleite. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Nastaran Dibai has been tapped as showrunner of "Malibu Country," succeeding Kevin Abbott, who left the series a month ago when he checked himself into rehab (Deadline.com); Brooke D'Orsay will visit "Two and a Half Men" as Ashton Kutcher's latest love interest, "a woman who works at a discount superstore" (EW.com); LaMonica Garrett is bound for "Justified" as "a womanizer [who] makes the mistake of hitting on Erica Tazel's Rachel Brooks and admitting he's a thief" (THR.com); C. Thomas Howel's Bill "Dewey" Dudek has been upped to series regular on TNT's "Southland" (TVLine.com); Michael Graziadei will drop by "The Mob Doctor" as a member of Constantine's (William Forsythe) crew (TVLine.com); and Meagen Fay has been cast as Bernadette's (Melissa Rauch) mother on "The Big Bang Theory" (TVGuide.com).






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· ARMY WIVES (LIFETIME)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· COVERT AFFAIRS (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DON'T TRUST THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
· HORIZON (USA)
· JANE WAYNE (USA)
· JUSTIFIED (FX)
· MALIBU COUNTRY (ABC)
· MOB DOCTOR, THE (FOX)
· NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· RECONSTRUCTION (HISTORY)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· SOUTHLAND (TNT)
· SUPER FUN NIGHT (ABC)
· SUPER FUN NIGHT (CBS)
· THOSE WHO KILL (LMN)
· TROOPER (CBS)
· TROOPER (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





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