[09/12/12 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 12 Updates include: Jason Biggs joins Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"; Perrey Reeves boards NBC's "Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives"; and "Lifestyle Lemonaid" lands presentation order at FOX.
[08/29/12 - 11:09 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 29 Updates include: Julia Stiles, David Walton to star in ABC's "The Makeover"; Barbara Hall returns to CBS with new drama; and Miranda Lambert's ABC Family drama moves to NBC.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, January 2013) The all-star cast for Hallmark Hall of Fame's "The Makeover," which premieres SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, will be led by Julia Stiles ("Silver Linings Playbook," "The Bourne Ultimatum"), David Walton ("New Girl," "Happy Endings"), Frances Fisher ("Titanic," "Unforgiven"), Camryn Manheim ("Ghost Whisperer," "The Practice") and Georgia Lyman ("Brotherhood," "The Town"). In the film, Hannah Higgins (Julia Stiles) is a smart, driven education consultant. She's so driven, in fact, that she runs for Congress to advance the cause of education reform. But Hannah is not a likable candidate, as her elitism turns off Boston voters big-time. However she and her business partner, Colleen Pickering (Camryn Manheim), don't give up easily, and in the next election they recruit a candidate who definitely is a man of the people, beer vendor Elliot Doolittle (David Walton).