[02/09/09 - 06:41 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 9 Updates include: Twentieth nixes "Cristina's Court"; TLC pulls the plug on "Trading Spaces"; and pilot wunderkind David Nutter to helm ABC's "Eastwick."
[05/30/08 - 04:04 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 30 Updates include: Keith Robinson reports for ABC's "Good Behavior"; MyNetworkTV eyes Tony Rock-led sketch comedy series; and Nicole Ari Parker to play wife to Damon Wayans on ABC's "Never Better."
[01/18/08 - 06:11 PM] Development Update: Week of January 14-18 Updates include: Jason Kennedy named host of ABC's "Dance Machine," TV Land renews its "Myths & Legends" and the Alphabet looks to bring back "Circus of the Stars."
[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.
[08/17/07 - 06:21 PM] Development Update: Week of August 13-17 Updates include: Fates come down on three HBO originals and Sci Fi's "Painkiller Jane," Lifetime shuffles its Sunday lineup and NBC preps a syndicated version of "Deal or No Deal."
[07/13/07 - 07:01 PM] Development Update: Week of July 9-13 Update include: New cast members set for "Private Practice," "Cavemen" and "Shark," Lynn Toler and Tara Fields to topline MyNetworkTV's "Decision House" and FX's "Philadelphia" gets a return date.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 8/17/07
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's web site) Just north of the border, in a tired coastal town, live three generations of the Yosts, surfing royalty turned society misfits. The Yosts' reign and reputation, once defined in the curl of a perfect wave, have been eroded by years of bad luck, addiction and hubris. But just as things are looking like they can't get worse, a stranger named John arrives – and the Yosts' banal existence is lifted into something profound, miraculous and, possibly, universal. Set in Imperial Beach, California, the last great surf-break before Tijuana, where the U.S. meets Mexico, and water meets land, John From Cincinnati tells the story of the Yosts, a family of surfers whose awesome athletic talents have seemed for generations to come with a curse attached. The gifts of 13-year-old Shaun rival those of Butchie, his addict-derelict father, and his now-ascetically-withdrawn grandfather Mitch, both of whom defined the sport in their heydays. In shaping Shaun's career, his grandmother Cissy strives to achieve a commercial and athletic success that will compensate for the frustrations and failures of her life with her husband and son. Into this world, where even simple joy has been turned into a commodity, steps a mysterious stranger named John. Soon after, things begin to happen to the Yosts, and those whose lives they touch, that test the boundaries of past and present, the mundane and the miraculous, the natural world and what lies beyond it. Created by David Milch (HBO's 'Deadwood'), and "surf-noir" novelist Kem Nunn, "John From Cincinnati" jumps the border between everyday reality and the humanity that exists beyond it.