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[01/12/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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COVERBAND (CBS, New!) - Matt Tarses ("The Goldbergs") is looking to import the 2014 New Zealand comedy, "about members of a rock band left to scramble after their lead singer dumps them for a solo career." The project is set up at Sony Pictures Television with Happy Madison's Doug Robinson also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


MEET.MATE.MULTIPLY. (ABC, New!) - Darlene Hunt ("The Big C") has sold a new comedy to the Alphabet. Sony Pictures Television-based Happy Madison is behind the project, details of which weren't released. The company's Doug Robinson will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)


MY FOUR MOMS (ABC, New!) - Daniel Lappin ("Divorce: A Love Story") has landed a script order from the Alphabet for a new comedy, details of which we not given. Sony Pictures Television-based Happy Madison is behind the half-hour, with Doug Robinson also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


PITTSBURGH RICH (CBS, New!) - Jon Beckerman ("Ed") has set up a new comedy at the Eye and Sony Pictures Television. The company's Doug Robinson will also executive produce the half-hour, no details of which were given. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED TOM HERTZ PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Tom Hertz ("Rules of Engagement") has set up a potential comedy at the network. No details were given about Sony Pictures Television-based the project, which is also being executive produced by Happy Madison's Doug Robinson. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED VANESSA MCCARTHY PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Vanessa McCarthy ("Rules of Engagement") likewise has booked a potential comedy, in this case at ABC. No details were given about Sony Pictures Television-based the project, which is also being executive produced by Happy Madison's Doug Robinson. (Deadline.com)


WHAT UP WAHLBERGS (ABC, New!) - Ian Edelman ("How to Make It in America") is developing a new comedy at the Alphabet "inspired by the Wahlberg brothers as kids growing up." Donnie Wahlberg is on board to executive produce the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour alongside Happy Madison's Doug Robinson. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Adam Sandler and Doug Robinson's Happy Madison banner has inked a new three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, home to their ABC series "The Goldbergs" (Deadline.com); Eric McCormack will reunite with fellow "Will & Grace" alum Debra Messing on "The Mysteries of Laura" as "a roguish, arrogant-as-can-be heart surgeon and Laura's (Messing) one-time fiancé" (Deadline.com); Allen Maldonado will recur on "Black-ish" as Curtis, "the new assistant to Anthony Anderson's Dre" (Deadline.com);

Mary Murphy has formally departed "So You Think You Can Dance" with talks ongoing for Paula Abdul to replace her (Deadline.com); Colm Meaney and Charlotte Nicdao are both bound for Syfy's "Childhood's End" as Wainwright, "the powerful, confident owner of a major news organization," and Rachel Osaka, "a brilliant and energetic zoologist," respectively (Deadline.com); Michael Mosley's 3XK will return for a two-part episode of "Castle" in February (EW.com); and Eric Roberts's Brother Daniel Larson is likewise due back on "CSI" for its season finale (TVLine.com).






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· BIG C, THE (SHOWTIME)
· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CHILDHOOD'S END (SYFY)
· COVERBAND (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVORCE: A LOVE STORY (ABC)
· ED (NBC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (HBO)
· MEET. MATE. MULTIPLY. (ABC)
· MY FOUR MOMS (ABC)
· MYSTERIES OF LAURA, THE (NBC)
· PITTSBURGH RICH (CBS)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· UNTITLED TOM HERTZ PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED VANESSA MCCARTHY PROJECT (ABC)
· WHAT UP WAHLBERGS (ABC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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