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[01/04/13 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 4
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!


MOM (CBS) - Anna Faris ("The Dictator") has been tapped for the title role on the Chuck Lorre-produced comedy pilot, about a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker co-wrote the multi-camera project alongside Lorre for his Warner Bros. Television-based Chuck Lorre Productions. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's "Life's Too Short" will wrap its run with a concluding special to air later this year (Deadline.com); Sarah Ramos will guest on the closing installment of "Private Practice" as a patient of Amy Brennenman's Violet's (THR.com); and Wendi McLendon-Covey will return to "Modern Family" as Cam's lesbian nemesis Pam, who assists with his house renovation/flipping project (TVLine.com).






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· MOM (CBS)
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