[02/27/12 - 11:40 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 27 Updates include: Cuba Gooding Jr. to play "Guilty" for FOX; AnnaSophia Robb to star in The CW's "Carrie Diaries"; and Lucy Liu set as Watson in CBS's "Elementary."
[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.
[10/26/07 - 03:37 PM] Development Update: Week of October 22-26 Updates include: CMT, MTV and VH1 to all "Name That Tune," Debmar-Mercury to revive "Trivial Pursuit," FOX eyes a "Prison Break" spin-off and loads of new casting news!
[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.
[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.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC Family's press release, May 2008) "Samurai Girl" will air as a special event premiering with six hours over three nights, on September 5, 6 & 7th. Based on a series of popular young adult novels, "Samurai Girl" tells the story of a 19-year old Japanese girl named Heaven, who discovers that the wealthy businessman who adopted her as an infant is really the head of the Yakuza (the Japanese mafia) and may have had her beloved brother brutally murdered. She breaks from her family and begins training to become a samurai, and with the help of a group of new American friends, sets out to take down her father's evil empire. The ensemble cast includes Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, Saige Thompson, Kyle Labine, Anthony Brandon Wong, Steven Brand and Kenneth Choi.