[06/01/11 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 1 Updates include: Josh Lucas to topline NBC's "The Firm"; Andrea Anders to recur on USA's "Necessary Roughness"; and Joe Port, Joe Wiseman land overall deal at 20th.
[11/30/10 - 06:13 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 30 Updates include: Sarah Jones reports to FOX's "Alcatraz"; Idina Menzel to topline drama for ABC; and Kelly A. Manners joins Starz's "Torchwood."
[04/08/10 - 12:07 AM] Development Update: Thursday, April 8 Updates include: "Enlightened," "Shameless" land series orders at HBO, Showtime; "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune" are good through 2013-14; and Francois Arnaud joins Showtime's "The Borgias."
[11/03/09 - 06:05 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 3 Updates include: Tom Papa to host NBC's "Marriage Ref"; David Tennant to star in "Rex" for NBC; and Mark Mylod to helm Showtime's "Shameless" import.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Sundance's press release, April 2009) Sundance Channel welcomes back Manchester's anarchic Gallagher clan for a new season of scams, surprises and flagrant impropriety. The BAFTA Award-winning British comedy series is based on the childhood of creator Paul Abbott ("Cracker") and Season 5 continues to follow the Gallagher family, where patriarch Frank (David Threlfall, Hot Fuzz) has become a drunk and negligent father after the mother of his six children abandoned the brood.