[09/21/11 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 21 Updates include: Victor Garber to voice title role on "Charlie's Angels"; The CW wants "Extreme Musical Chairs"; and "Roseanne's Nuts," "Russian Dolls" out at Lifetime.
[10/07/10 - 06:15 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 7 Updates include: Wilmer Valderrama to topline ABC comedy; Lifetime orders "Brighton Beach"; and CBS is developing a drama based on "The Locator's" Troy Dunn.
SEASON(S): 1 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release, July 2011) With unprecedented access to one of the most interesting and mysterious communities in the U.S., Lifetime will premiere Russian Dolls (formerly Brighton Beach), its all-new reality series following the fast-paced comings and goings of eight larger-than-life men and women who live fully, love passionately and work hard as only they can in Brooklyn's historic Russian-American neighborhood, Brighton Beach. Russian Dolls will premiere on Thursday, August 11, at 10:30PM ET/PT. Over the course of 12 half-hour episodes, Russian Dolls will provide a rare and entertaining look at Brighton Beach's colorful multi-generational families whose dramas and dreams contend with their Russian heritage while living in this famous, alluring, vibrant and highly protective community. By going deep inside the daily life of this charismatic group of close-knit friends and family, we'll see that they are anything but wooden dolls.