[06/21/10 - 06:25 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 21 Updates include: Charice Pempengco to visit FOX's "Glee"; Sean Murray closes deal to return to CBS's "NCIS"; and Starz to develop a domestic take on Australia's "Underbelly."
[02/16/10 - 12:08 AM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 16 Updates include: "The Forgotten's" Michelle Borth lands a new ABC pilot; Amy Smart to play nurse for CBS; and Brian Dennehy joins ABC's Dana Gould comedy.
SEASON(S): 5 (50 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 DirecTV's press release, September 2009) DIRECTV's The 101 Network continues to bring viewers acclaimed programming that can't be seen anywhere else with the addition of the award-winning Australian crime-drama trilogy Underbelly. Based on true events, Underbelly is a gripping, gritty and shocking portrayal of the violent, drug-fueled Australian underworld from the 1970s through the early 2000s, with each installment portraying a specific period in the country's criminal history. The trilogy begins with: Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and tells the story of the Griffith drug trade in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Part two of the series is titled Underbelly: War on the Streets and focuses on the Melbourne gangland killings between 1995 and 2004. The trilogy concludes with Underbelly: The Golden Mile that documents the hotbed of criminal activity in famed Kings Cross section of Sydney in 1989.