[07/30/12 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Monday, July 30 Updates include: "Backstrom" lands Hart Hanson, CBS; Ron Howard books "Conquest" at Showtime; and Noah Hawley, John Wells land projects at ABC, FOX.
[11/29/10 - 06:38 PM] Development Update: Monday, November 29 Updates include: Eliza Dushku joins TNT's "Bird Dog"; D.B. Sweeney to lead "Brain Trust" at TBS; and "Life Unexpected's" Kristoffer Polaha inks talent deal with CBS.
[05/24/10 - 06:39 PM] Development Update: Monday, May 24 Updates include: ABC asks for more "Edgar Floats" scripts; Ken Sanzel joins CBS's "Blue Bloods"; and Miles Millar and Alfred Gough take on ABC's "Charlie's Angeles" revival.
[02/04/10 - 06:45 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 4 Updates include: Gary Cole is "Uncle Nigel" for TBS; HBO's "True Blood" adds a 15th role for season three; and Emily Rose to topline Syfy's "Haven."
[09/08/09 - 06:34 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, September 8 Updates include: trio joins USA's "Covert Affairs"; Richard Russo returns to HBO with drama series; and Natalie Morales lands role on USA's "White Collar."
[02/01/08 - 06:16 PM] Development Update: Week of January 28-February 1 Updates include: ABC Family adds four series (and says goodbye to "Wildfire"), Australian actress Anna Torv is named the lead of FOX's "Fringe" and Tyra Banks and Ken Mok are back in business with the CW.
[10/12/07 - 06:16 PM] Development Update: Week of October 8-12 Updates include: "24's" Kiefer Sutherland reaches a plea agreement over his DUI arrest, CBS Television Distribution looks to spin off "Dr. Phil," FOX eyes an animated revamp of "The Pitts" and plenty of new casting news.
[09/14/07 - 08:45 PM] Development Update: Week of September 10-14 Updates include: Jason Katims to help out on NBC's "Bionic Woman," TBS to extend "My Boys," FOX begins casting "The Oaks" and A&E issues another cast-contingent pilot order.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 2/19/09
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC Family's press release, May 2008) There are the strange occurrences that can never be explainedincidents with creatures that couldn't possibly be realevil forces lurking in the dark, out of the sight of ordinary peoplebut there is one man out there who fights such evil every day so you don't have to: The Middleman. The wild and weird adventures of "The Middleman" begin Monday, June 16 (8:00 9:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family with the premiere of the new original series based on the graphic novels written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("Lost," "Medium"). The thirteen-one hour episodes star Matt Keeslar ("Snowglobe"), Natalie Morales ("CSI: Miami"), Mary Pat Gleason ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"), Brit Morgan ("Buried Alive") and Jake Smollett ("Eve's Bayou"). Wendy Watson (Morales) is a 22 year-old art school graduate struggling to stay afloat at a series of dead-end temp jobs. Living with her best friend Lacey (Morgan) in an illegal sublet, she bounces from one temp job to another while putting off her mother's daily inquiries to what she is going to do with her life. Wendy's situation takes a drastic turn during a routine temp assignment at a local laboratory, when she is thrown into the middle of a science experiment gone very wrong. If that weren't bizarre enough, who should show up to save the day, but a mysterious, handsome, gun-wielding stranger who introduces himself only asThe Middleman (Keeslar). A covert hero who neutralizes any and all danger humanity isn't prepared to face, the milk-drinking, ruggedly wholesome Middleman is in need of a new colleague in the fight against otherworldly evil and thinks Wendy fits the bill. After a series of tests that would make grown astronauts weep and Navy Seals beg for mercy, Wendy is quickly recruited into the Middleman ranks. Now fighting comic book-esque criminals under the guidance of her new boss, Wendy tries to wrap her head around the new and definitely weird situation. But the Middleman is sure she can do the job, even though his cranky robot assistant Ida (Gleason) questions his choice every step of the way. Soon Wendy learns that there will always be another unfathomable peril to contain and focusing on her painting will be easier said than done. Now living a double life, can Wendy balance an undercover Middleman mission with "normal" life in her offbeat circle of artist friends?