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[08/20/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 20
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!


BAD STANLEYS, THE (FOX, New!) - Dana Klein ("Friends with Better Lives") has scored a put pilot order from the network for a new multi-camera comedy about "two competitive brothers - one who peaked early in life and one who is peaking now - and their respective families." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the half-hour with Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


DAD BONER (Comedy Central, New!) - Tim Long ("The Simpsons") and comedian Mike Burns are set to team for a new animated comedy based on the Twitter feed of the same name about Karl Welzein, "a fictional middle-aged Michigan man who is separated from his wife and loves Bob Seger." Said effort also spawned a book, "Power Moves: Livin' The American Dream, USA Style." The cable channel has ordered a pilot for the project with Avalon's Kara Baker, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and David Martin executive producing and Dan Lubetkin as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


MEMBERS ONLY (ABC/ABC Studios/CTS; W: David O. Russell & Susannah Grant; D: R.J. Cutler) - Rebecca Forsythe has scored a role on the drama series, an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-esque soap set at a private country club. She'll play Eve, "a gorgeous, smart and privileged yet sensible teen born into wealth and privilege." The show's ensemble also includes Betsy Brandt, Boris Kodjoe, Callie Hernandez, Chris Conroy, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Luke Mitchell, Michael Landes and Natalie Zea. (Deadline.com)


WING MOM (NBC, New!) - Kari Lizer ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") has landed a put pilot commitment from the network for a new multi-camera comedy about "a divorced woman who has been waiting until her two kids were grown before starting to date again. When her 18-year-old son starts to offer her romance advice, she quickly realizes that he and his friends actually need her help - they need a wingmom." She'll write and executive produce the semi-autobiographical project via her Warner Bros. Television-based Kari's Logo Here banner. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Jon Bernthal are all bound for HBO's "Show Me a Hero" as Vinni Restiano, Henry J. "Hank" Spallone and Michael H. Sussman, respectively (Deadline.com); Brian Huskey will recur on ABC's "Selfie" as "a clueless lab technician at a children's pharmaceutical company, who has a real, unrequited fondness of Henry" (Deadline.com); BOOM! Studios has inked a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Rachel Brosnahan has joined CBS's mini-series "The Dovekeepers" as Yael, "a uniquely beautiful and fearless young woman whose mother died in childbirth and whose father forever blames her for that loss" (Deadline.com); Tom Lesinski has inked a two-year first-look deal with Legendary Television under his newly launched Energi Entertainment banner (Deadline.com);

Molly Hagan will succeed Nora Dunn as Olivia's (Rose McIver) mom Eva on The CW's "iZOMBIE" while Judy Reyes will guest as "an artsy bohemian who becomes the prime suspect when her artist husband is murdered" (EW.com); Greg Finley has been cast as Tony Woodward, a.k.a. Girder, on "The Flash" (EW.com); Hoda Kotb, Ron Rifkin, Brian D'Arcy James, Stevie Lynn Jones and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson are among the latest faces bound for "Law & Order: SVU" (EW.com); Megan Mullally's Tammy 2 and Natalie Morales's Lucy will both return for the swan song of "Parks & Recreation" (EW.com); Richard Kind will visit "The Middle" as "the orthodontist for the Heck family's ebullient middle child" (TVLine.com); and DirecTV has quielty renewed "Full Circle" for a 10-episode second season (TVLine.com).






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· DAD BONER (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (CBS)
· FULL CIRCLE (AUDIENCE)
· IZOMBIE (CW)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MEMBERS ONLY (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· SELFIE (ABC)
· SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· UNTITLED DANA KLEIN PROJECT (FOX)
· WING MOM (NBC)





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