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[09/18/13 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 18
Updates include: ABC, Marvel consider "Agent Carter" series; Missi Pyle joins TV Land's "Jennifer Falls"; and TNT expands new season of "Falling Skies" to 12 episodes.

[10/27/08 - 12:25 PM]
Lifetime Networks Names Nina Lederman Senior Vice President, Series Programming and Development
Lederman most recently served as president of Joe Roth Television, based at CBS Paramount Network Television.

[05/23/08 - 09:44 AM]
Uni Hd Is Bringing Sexy Back in June to Kick Off Summer
"Sexy Summer Sundays" sizzle up summer beginning June 8 with the premieres of "South Beach" and "Sex, Love and Secrets."

[04/21/08 - 05:42 PM]
Universal Hd Gives Summer a Jumpstart with an Action-Packed Schedule in May
Repeats of UPN's short-lived "South Beach" and "Sex, Love and Secrets" will be showcased in May.

[04/02/08 - 12:10 PM]
Nbc, Universal Media Studios and DirecTV Form Bold Partnership to Renew 'Friday Night Lights' for a Third Season
New episodes of the critically acclaimed drama will be broadcast on DirecTV beginning in October.

[11/30/07 - 06:20 PM]
Development Update: Week of November 26-30
Updates include: Elizabeth Berkley lines up gigs at CBS and Bravo, Alex Graves to helm FOX's "Fringe" and the usual mix of casting news.

[08/23/07 - 11:44 AM]
NBC and HousepartY.com Team to Fire Up 'Friday Night Lights' Fans Across America by Throwing 1,000 Viewing Parties on September 14 That Provide an Exclusive Sneak Peek at Second-Season Premiere Airing on NBC October 5
NBC will use "Friday Night Lights" fan websites, NBC Affiliate Websites, NBC.com and the Houseparty.com database for the banner ads and e-mail blasts to promote the opportunity to host a party.

[03/15/07 - 09:53 AM]
Bravo Airs 10 Episodes of NBC's Critically-Acclaimed Drama "Friday Night Lights," Starting Friday, March 16 at 7:00 PM ET/PT
Bravo will air encores every Friday and Saturday in March and April, in anticipation of its season finale on NBC next month.

[11/29/06 - 03:33 PM]
NBC's Mid-Season 2006-07 Schedule Includes New Sunday Lineup with Debut of 'Grease: You'Re the One That I Want' and Season Premiere of 'The Apprentice' Starting January 7, Followed by Return of 'Crossing Jordan' on January 21 After Conclusion of 'Sunday Night Football'
In addition, "Friday Night Lights" will shift to Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting January 10.

[11/13/06 - 12:46 PM]
NBC Goes the Whole Nine Yards in Giving Critically Hailed 'Friday Night Lights' a Full-Season Order of Episodes for 2006-07
The series has delivered 18-49 increases from its first half-hour to its second with each of its first five Tuesday telecasts.

[10/13/06 - 07:05 PM]
Development Update: October 9-13 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[09/11/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC and Toyota Team Up to Reach Out to High Schools Across the United States in 50 Communities with the "Toyota Presents 'Friday Night Lights' Hometown Sweepstakes" -- New National Screening Campaign Offers Students a Chance to Win One for the Team

[08/18/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 14-18 (Weekly Round-Up)

[05/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
The CW Unveils New Logo, Sets Pickups

[05/15/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Accents Distinctive Talent, Quality Concepts and Cornerstone Dramas -- Along with 'Sunday Night Football' - in New 2006-07 Primetime Schedule

[05/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Adds Four Dramas, NBC Goes for 'Years'

[05/09/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Staffing 'Heroes,' 'Lights'; Other Pilot News

[04/05/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 5

[03/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 21-22, Part 2: Dramas

[03/17/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 17

[03/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 14

[01/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
2006 Natpe Wrap-Up Report

[01/19/06 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Announces February Sweep Events

[11/30/05 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Announces Premiere Dates for Two Mid-Season Series

[11/23/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: November 21-23

[11/09/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: November 4-9

[08/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 17-18

[08/16/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 15-16

[08/09/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 8-9

[07/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "South Beach" (UPN)

[05/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update Special: Who's in and Who's Out

[05/19/05 - 12:00 AM]
UPN Makes Bold Scheduling Move on Thursday with Highly Anticipated Series "Everybody Hates Chris" to Lead Off a Night of Comedies as Part of UPN's 2005-2006 Primetime Schedule

[04/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 18

[04/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 14

[04/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 5

[03/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 29

[03/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 2

[12/08/04 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: December 6-8







SOUTH BEACH (UPN)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/11/06 - 2/22/06
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2005-2006 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from UPN's press release) Leaving their troubles in Brooklyn behind, best friends Matt (Marcus Coloma) and Vincent (Chris Johnson) head to Miami for adventure, hoping to find Matt's old flame, up-and-coming fashion model Arielle (Odette Yustman). Diving into the glamorous local scene at the Hotel Soleil's hip club Nocturnal, the buddies surprise Arielle and her rich new boyfriend, suave club manager Alex Bauer (Lee Thompson Young), who's ready to douse any more sparks between his girlfriend and her ex, on the two-hour series premiere of the new drama SOUTH BEACH, Wednesday, Jan. 11 (8:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on UPN. Jason Ensler directed the pilot from a script by Matt Cirulnick and Greg Cirulnick. Darnell Martin directed "I'm Not Your Baby" from a script by executive producer Philip Levens. Michael Par guest stars as Matt's dad. After catching the eye of Alex's mother, Hotel Soleil owner Elizabeth Bauer (Vanessa Williams) at the club, Matt is hired to "put out fires" at the resort, but his new security job is quickly put to the test by a troublesome supermodel who dated Alex and the theft of a big-time Latin rap star's (guest star Pitbull) most prized possession during a video shoot on the premises. Later, following a stint as a poolside sprits boy at the hotel, Vincent delves into Miami's murderous underworld by scoring a job with shady businessman and hotel partner Robert Fuentes (Giancarlo Esposito). With aspirations of a better future, best friends Matt Evans and Vincent abandon their world as they know it and head to the alluring paradise of sandy beaches, beautiful people and hot spots in glamorous South Beach. Vincent, willing to do anything to get ahead, uncovers the dangerous and seedy underbelly of Miami. Matt's preoccupation with his old girlfriend, fashion model Arielle, has him diving head first into her thrilling new life. Knee deep into the scene, Arielle is ready to do just about anything to make it in modeling. In fact, she's begun dating Alex Bauer, the suave manager of Nocturnal, Miami's hippest club, located in the magnificent Hotel Soleil, an exclusive escape for its wealthy, beautiful and powerful clientele. A power struggle brews as Alex contends with one of the hottest assets to hit Ocean Drive, his mother Elizabeth Bauer, who owns the Hotel Soleil. A sharp, stylish businesswoman, Elizabeth is used to running her hotel on her own terms. More and more, she finds herself at odds with her ambitious, tempestuous son, who chafes at her tight-fisted control of the family business and disapproves of her interest in younger men. The real challenge on the horizon though might be from shady venture capitalist Robert Fuentes, an investor in the hotel, who is enabling elements of Miami's underworld to wheedle their way into the lives and souls of those working and staying at the hotel. Surrounded by South Beach's swirl of passions and conflicts, Matt and Vincent dive wholeheartedly into this brilliant, unfamiliar world of money, power, sex and fashion, with only their streetwise smarts to guide them through what's sure to be a wild, steamy adventure.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Johnson as Vincent
· Giancarlo Esposito as Robert Fuentes
· Lee Thompson Young as Alex Bauer
· Marcus Coloma as Matt Evans
· Odette Yustman as Arielle Casta
· Vanessa Williams as Elizabeth Bauer
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrianne Palicki as Brianna
· Meghan Ory as Maggie
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Cirulnick as CRTR
· Jason Ensler as DIR (Pilot)
· Jennifer Lopez as EP
· Matt Cirulnick as CRTR
· Philip Levens as EP
· Simon Fields as EP
· Tony Krantz as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Flame Ventures
· NuYoRican Productions