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[11/09/12 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 9
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) - Jill Flint ("Royal Pains") has booked the female lead on the drama pilot, about the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center. She'll play Dr. Jordan Santos, "T.C.'s (Eoin Macken) ex-girlfriend, now engaged to someone else; recently promoted to Chief of the Night Shift, Jordan is ready to prove her worth, all while trying to placate the hospital administrator (Freddy Rodriguez) and keep a rogue T.C. in check." Brigid Brannagh, Jeananne Goossen, Ken Leung and Robert Bailey, Jr. also star in the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, which Pierre Morel is directing from a script by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. (Deadline.com)


I DIDN'T DO IT (Disney, New!) - Tod Himmel ("90210") and Josh Silverstein ("So Random!") have snagged a pilot order at the cable channel for a new comedy about "a pair of twins and their 'he said/she said' tales, with stories told in reverse chronology." Production on the pilot is set to begin in January with Himmel as an executive producer and Silverstein as a supervising producer. (Variety.com)


MAISON CLOSE (HBO, New!) - Elizabeth Sarnoff ("Alcatraz") is spearheading a domestic take on the French drama, about "three women working at a luxury brothel in 1871 Paris, who get together to try to free themselves from prostitution." Closest to the Hole Productions' Mark Wahlberg and Leverage Management's Stephen Levinson are executive producing the hour alongside Sarnoff with Neo Productions' Jacques Ouaniche - creator of the original Canal Plus series - serving as a co-executive producer. (Variety.com)


MOTHER'S DAY (CBS, New!) - Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky ("Smash") are looking to import the Israeli comedy, about 40-year-old Ella "who, in order to successfully navigate through the demanding life of being a mother of three, lover, friend and career woman, constantly lies her way out of and into situations, little lies, big lies, white and at times not so white lies." CBS Television Studios is behind the project, with Keshet's Avi Nir and Ran Telem executive producing alongside the duo as well as original series creators Daniela London-Dekel and Dana Eden. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Disney Channel has upped "Jessie's" second season order to 28 episodes and "Dog With A Blog's" freshman run to 22 episodes, while Disney XD has extended both "Crash & Bernstein" and "Lab Rats" to 26 episodes (Deadline.com); Rosemarie DeWitt and Patton Oswalt will recur on "The Newsroom" as "a litigator who's been hired to defend ACN in a multi-million dollar wrongful termination suit" and "the new Vice President of Human Resources of ACN," respectively (Deadline.com); John Quaintance and David Feeney have been named co-showrunners of "Ben & Kate," succeeding Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman (Deadline.com); Molly Shannon will guest on "Happily Divorced" as the sister of John Michael Higgins's Peter (EW.com);

Mary Lynn Rajskub is bound for "The Mentalist" as "a rehab patient whose roommate is murdered" (TVLine.com); D.B. Woodside will recur on "Emily Owens, M.D." as the husband to Necar Zadegan's Dr. Bandari (THR.com); Janel Parrish will visit "Hawaii Five-0" as "an ambitious, strong-willed chemistry student" (THR.com); "The Mindy Project" will welcome Hal Linden as "a former Army drill sergeant who is still living vigorously in a nursing home" (TVLine.com); and "Gossip Girl" narrator Kristen Bell will make an on-camera appearance during the show's December 17 series finale (TVLine.com).






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· 90210 (CW)
· ALCATRAZ (FOX)
· BEN & KATE (FOX)
· CRASH & BERNSTEIN (DISNEY XD)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOG WITH A BLOG (DISNEY)
· EMILY OWENS, MD (CW)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· HAPPILY DIVORCED (TV LAND)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· I DIDN'T DO IT (DISNEY)
· JESSIE (DISNEY)
· LAB RATS (DISNEY XD)
· MAISON CLOSE (HBO)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· MOTHER'S DAY (CBS)
· NEWSROOM, THE (HBO)
· NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· ROYAL PAINS (USA)
· SMASH (NBC)
· SO RANDOM (DISNEY)





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