[09/30/10 - 06:15 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 30 Updates include: Kyle MacLachlan to guest on "How I Met Your Mother"; The CW developing "The Frame"; and Andi Bushell books a pilot order from Lifetime.
STATUS: previously in development (2011-2012 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: unspecified
ADDITIONAL NOTES: series order rescinded
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, May 2011) What happens when your whole life is reduced to one Frame? There's only one rule: if you're out of the Frame, you're out of the game. Ten teams of two, chosen for their dynamic personalities and their existing deep-rooted relationships, are selected to compete in this wild social experiment. These teams will each live in one Frame - a stripped down version of their home living space - for up to 8 weeks, with the entire world watching their inter-personal soap operas play out atop a highly formatted game. Couples cannot physically see one another, but each "frame" is rigged with plasma screens & communication devices that allow for visual and verbal interaction. The teams will face outrageous challenges, punishments, head-to-head competitions, and eliminations, all while isolated from the outside world. With 24/7 web cams streaming content live, and a bi-weekly television show, audiences will vote for - and have control over - many elements of the show, from rewards to punishments to eliminations. The last couple standing will be America's favorite pair, and walk away with a cash prize. THE FRAME is from Shed Media and Armoza International Media with executive producers Nick Emmerson ("Bethenny Ever After," "Supernanny," "Who Do You Think You Are," "The Real Housewives of New York City") and Jen O'Connell ("Bethenny Ever After," "Supernanny," "Who Do You Think You Are," "The Real Housewives of New York City").