[04/02/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, April 2 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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CONQUISTADORS (FX, New!) - Kim MacQuarrie's book "The Last Days of the Incas" is being developed as a limited series at the cable channel. Nicholas Osborne (Amber Alert) is penning the project, which "tells the story of Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro, two Spanish Conquistadors who above all odds conquered the Incan empire of 10 million with just 168 men, and Manco Inca and Cura Occlo, two teenage Incan royal lovers, who led one of the greatest rebellions in history." Trevor Engelson of Underground Films and Scott Rosenbaum also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)JOHN MULANEY SHOW, THE (NBC/Universal; W: John Mulaney; D: TBA) - Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live") will round out the cast of the comedy pilot, based on the life of the stand-up comedian and his efforts to be a good person, much to the annoyance of everyone around him. She'll play his roommate Jane ("cute but weird") in the multi-camera project, which also stars Elliott Gould, Griffin Newman and Martin Short. Pedrad's involvement is in first position to "SNL" however she's expected to return to the series if said pilot doesn't move forward. (Deadline.com)MOTHER'S DAY (CBS/CTS; W: Elisa Zuritsky & Julie Rottenberg; D: TBA) - Michael Nathanson (The Wolf of Wall Street) has boarded the single-camera comedy pilot, about Gabby (Debra Messing), a 40-year-old mother of three in Park Slope, Brooklyn who constantly lies to keep up with the demands of work, home and family. He's set as Ted Matheson ("single, techie"), the best friend of her husband Bryan (Paul Adelstein). (Deadline.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - TBS has shut down production on "Sullivan & Son" for six weeks after actor Steve Byrne suffered a broken jaw (Deadline.com); Lance Reddick will guest on "Wilfred" as Ryan's (Elijah Wood) calm, no-nonsense therapist (THR.com); Keiko Agena will visit ABC Family's "Twisted" as "a bohemian grief specialist who heads up a counseling session for the students at Green Grove High" (TVLine.com); Hilary Duff will join Marilu Henner on the season finale of "Two and a Half Men" as a young woman and her grandmother, both of whom Walden (Ashton Kutcher) falls for (TVLine.com); and Amy Poehler, Matthew Perry, Jason Bateman, Kristin Bell, Dax Shephard, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Minnie Driver, Kal Penn, Martin Short, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon and Max Greenfield are all bound for NBC's "Hollywood Game Night"(Deadline.com).
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