[01/21/11 - 10:58 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 21 Updates include: CBS, ION to share "Flashpoint"; HBO eyes Julian Assange film; and a whopping nine projects are ordered to pilot.
[11/12/10 - 09:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 12 Updates include: Connie Britton may visit "The Event" at NBC; Benita Robledo to become MTV's "Patito Feo"; and Larry Wilmore, Carol Mendelsohn land new projects.
[10/26/09 - 06:11 PM] Development Update: Monday, October 26 Updates include: Diane Ademu-John books "NOLA Rising" at NBC; Adam F. Goldberg lands a new comedy at FOX; and Kenya Barris's life to become a sitcom for NBC.
[10/28/08 - 06:25 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, October 28 Updates include: The CW looks to revive "Melrose Place"; Luke Greenfield books a pair of projects; and E! orders "Party Monsters: Cabo."
[10/23/08 - 06:11 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 23 Updates include: Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon land HBO pilots; "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to resume production in December; and the usual mix of casting news.
[10/15/08 - 06:10 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 15 Updates include: David E. Kelley to return to NBC; Robert De Niro lands three-for-one pilot deal at CBS; and four series get additional scripts.
[09/26/08 - 06:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 26 Updates include: Donnie Wahlberg, Sarah Michelle Gellar to topline pilots for TNT, HBO; Lifetime, NBC Universal continue their legal battle over "Project Runway"; and the usual mix of casting news.
[05/11/08 - 04:33 PM] Development Update: Sunday, May 11 Updates include: "Boston Legal" and "The Game" get renewals; FOX pulls the plug on "New Amsterdam"; and J.D. Roth to host ABC's "Opportunity Knocks."
[04/24/08 - 05:14 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 24 Updates include: "Aliens in America's" Adhir Kalyan to check into "Nip/Tuck"; Tricia Helfer reports to USA's "Burn Notice"; and FOX to go after "Bad Dads."
[04/04/08 - 12:00 AM] Development Update: Friday, April 4 Updates include: Al Gough and Miles Millar exit the CW's "Smallville"; Sony takes in force majeured writers; and Matthew Lillard to star opposite Geena Davis in CBS's "Exit 19."
[01/04/08 - 01:03 PM] CW Plans Midseason Makeover The CW has announced its post-strike schedule, which as expected includes new seasons of "Pussycat Dolls Present," "Beauty and the Geek" and "America's Next Top Model."
[09/28/07 - 06:53 PM] Development Update: Week of September 24-28 Updates include: David DiGilio confirms the end of ABC's "Traveler," Joseph Fiennes to topline Ryan Murphy's FX pilot, NBC orders new anthology series and ABC commits to six episodes of a new Zak Penn drama.
[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM] Development Update: Week of August 20-24 Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.
[07/20/07 - 10:12 AM] The CW's 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule "Beauty and the Geek" will kick off the netlet's fall schedule on September 18 while "Life Is Wild" will round out its lineup on October 7.
[07/17/07 - 06:16 PM] Recasting Bug Hits NBC's 'Life,' 'Bionic,' Others Mae Whitman and Melissa Sagemiller are out of NBC's "Bionic Woman" and "Life" respectively, while changes are in store for The CW's "Eight Days a Week" and NBC's "Lipstick Jungle." Plus: a recap of the recastings to date this season.
[07/06/07 - 03:09 PM] Development Update: Week of July 2-6 Updates include: Stephanie Niznik and Scott Patterson land roles on the CW's newcomers, options are picked up on the casts of four pilots, Dana Delany in talks to join ABC's "Housewives" and the usual mix of casting news.
[05/17/07 - 10:15 AM] The CW Kicks Off Its Second Season with Six New Series he CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2007-2008 season today at Madison Square Garden before more than 3,000 advertisers, affiliates and national media. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/13/08
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release) Justin Tolchuck (Dan Byrd, "The Hills Have Eyes") is a sensitive, lanky 16-year-old just trying to make it through the social nightmare of high school in Medora, Wisconsin, with the help of his well-meaning mom Franny (Amy Pietz, "Caroline in the City"), aspiring-entrepreneur dad Gary (Scott Patterson, "Gilmore Girls") and his beautiful and popular younger sister Claire (Lindsey Shaw, "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"). Although he's bright and funny, Justin is also shy, socially awkward and pretty much resigned to the fact that he'll never be one of the cool kids. Franny, however, is the kind of take-charge mom who micro-manages her family, and she's come up with a plan to help Justin: she signs up for the school's international exchange student program. Picturing an athletic, brilliant Nordic teen, Franny is sure this new friendship will bestow instant coolness on her outsider son. However, when the Tolchuck's exchange student arrives, he turns out to be Raja Musharaff (Adhir Kalyan, "Fair City"), a 16-year-old Muslim from a small village in Pakistan. Raja is thoughtful, responsible and wise beyond his years. To the Tolchucks and everyone else in Medora, he's also just about as foreign as a foreigner can be. While the rest of the family is slightly freaked out by the Muslim in their midst, Gary is comforted by the fact that the host family receives a monthly check to help with expenses. This fits right in with Gary's money-making schemes, and when he sees how hard-working and respectful Raja is, he's totally on board. As for Claire, she's too busy with her friends and her new boyfriend to pay much attention to their houseguest, but Raja is smitten from the moment he first sees her. After the initial shock wears off, Justin is quickly won over by Raja's humor, gestures of friendship and by their common status as outsiders. Despite the cultural chasm between them, Justin and Raja develop an unlikely bond that just might allow them to navigate the minefield that is contemporary high school. It's going to be a very interesting year for Raja, Justin, his family and the entire population of Medora. "Aliens In America" is from CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Tim Doyle ("Jake in Progress"), Moses Port ("Just Shoot Me," "Mad About You") and David Guarascio ("Just Shoot Me," "Mad About You"), and co-executive producers Richard Day ("Arrested Development," "The Larry Sanders Show") and Michael Glouberman ("Malcolm in the Middle," "3rd Rock From the Sun").