[10/15/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, October 15 Updates include: Zooey Deschanel to executive produce two potential comedies; Jenna Bans to pen ABC's "Sea of Fire"; and John Leguizamo returns to HBO with "Ghetto Klown."
[08/21/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 21 Updates include: Nickelodeon orders six more episodes of "The Haunted Hathaways"; E! extends "The Soup Investigates"; and FX gives pilot order to animated "Bigfoot."
[08/14/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 14 Updates include: Chris Carter to bring "The After" to Amazon; "Blake's 7" revival eyes new home at Xbox; and Kiernan Shipka cast in Lifetime's "Flowers in the Attic."
[06/28/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, June 28 Updates include: NBC's "Assistance" extends cast options; ABC's "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" to wrap after its initial run; and "Glee" demotes quartet from series regulars.
[06/06/13 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 6 Updates include: FX cancels "BrandX with Russell Brand"; James Gandolfini brings "Taxi-22" to CBS; and Paige Davis joins David Koechner in "Whitey."
[05/29/13 - 11:27 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, May 29 Updates include: Arnold Schwarzenegger brings "Pump" to Showtime; "Two and a Half Men" casting new female regular; and Adam Bernstein to helm FX's "Fargo."
[05/23/13 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 23 Updates include: Clive Owen, Steven Soderbergh to bring "The Knick" to Cinemax; Neil LaBute's "Full Circle" sets cast; and Stephanie Sengupta departs The CW's "Reign."
[04/08/13 - 11:12 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 8 Updates include: Seaton Smith joins NBC's "The John Mulaney Show"; Oxygen may pass on a new season of "The Glee Project"; and Maggie Elizabeth Jones joins "Mother's Day" at CBS.
[03/08/13 - 11:32 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 8 Updates include: Shawn Hatosy to get "Reckless" at CBS; Chris D'Elia to topline NBC's "Undateable"; and ABC orders three more episodes of "Celebrity Wife Swap."
[03/06/13 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 6 Updates include: Scott Bakula returns to TNT in Geena Davis-led pilot; Sara Gilbert joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS; and Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall to star in "Do It Yourself" at TBS.
[03/05/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 5 Updates include: Ben McKenzie to star in "The Advocates" at CBS; Matt Lanter tapped for lead in The CW's "Oxygen"; and ABC asks for yet another episode of "Shark Tank."
[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 25 Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."
[02/20/13 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 20 Updates include: Paget Brewster joins ABC's "Spy" import; Will Arnett to star in one of Greg Garcia's CBS pilots; Steve Zahn lands a lead role on "Influence" at ABC.
[02/08/13 - 11:06 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 8 Updates include: Christina Applegate departs NBC's "Up All Night"; Aimee Teegarden reports for "Oxygen" at The CW; and Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta's "The Leftovers" is a go at HBO.
[01/31/13 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 31 Updates include: ABC gives drama "Lucky 7" pilot order; John Goodman joins Amazon's "Alpha House"; and Sabrina Carpenter is cast in Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World."
[01/25/13 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 25 Updates include: J.J. Abrams-produced dramas get green light at FOX, NBC; The CW adds three dramas to its pilot lineup; and FOX halts production on "Ben & Kate."
[09/21/12 - 11:02 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 21 Updates include: Ronald D. Moore to adapt "A Knight's Tale" for ABC; Zooey Deschanel to executive produce FOX's "Must Be Nice"; and Alfonso Cuarón to helm new drama pilot for NBC.
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, May 2013) When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Whether they came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn't matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman, a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery's house, where she protected him from harm, bringing him food, comfort - and friendship. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him in a violent confrontation. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interned in a heavily-guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. In the mayhem of the first day, Emery is amazed to learn that Roman was not killed by the authorities and is, in fact, one of the Atrian students. Their childhood bond is quickly rekindled - in a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians, Emery and Roman have found each other again. However, their relationship is threatened by the small-mindedness of their respective communities and the political agendas of people in power. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous. As an epic Romeo and Juliet romance unfolds, a violent encounter between Roman's father and Emery's father occurs in the Sector. Can Roman and Emery's love - and peace between the species - survive? The series stars Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights") as Emery, Matt Lanter ("90210") as Roman, Grey Damon ("The Secret Circle") as Grayson, Natalie Hall ("Pretty Little Liars") as Taylor, Malese Jow ("The Vampire Diaries," "Big Time Rush") as Julia, Titus Makin, Jr. ("Glee") as Lukas, Chelsea Gilligan ("How I Met Your Mother") as Teri and Greg Finley ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager") as Drake. STAR-CROSSED is from Ole Productions, Isla de Babel SL and 360 Powwow in association with CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Meredith Averill ("The Good Wife," "Life on Mars"), Josh Appelbaum ("Life on Mars," "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"), Bryan Furst ("Daybreakers," "Tough Trade"), Sean Furst ("Daybreakers," "Tough Trade"), Daniel Gutman ("Dance!," "12 Corazones"), Andre Nemec ("Life on Mars," "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"), Scott Rosenberg ("Life on Mars," "October Road" and Richard Shephard ("Golden Boy," "Ringer"). The pilot was written by Meredith Averill and directed by Gary Fleder ("Beauty And The Beast," "Vegas," "Runaway Jury").