[09/26/13 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 26 Updates include: Martin Freeman joins FX's "Fargo" limited series; Titus Welliver to play "Bosch" for Amazon; and Daniel Cerone, David S. Goyer bring "Constantine" to NBC.
[10/17/12 - 11:03 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 17 Updates include: Dean Koontz revives "Frankenstein" at TNT; Kevin Connolly to star in CBS's "I Love You Like a Brother"; and Steven Maeda to import "Sea of Fire" at ABC.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 4/4/14
DESCRIPTION: (from FX's press release, May 2013) Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has closed a deal to star in the FX Networks comedy series pilot, Death Pact, from Rob Long and Tad Safran, it was announced today by Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, FX. Production of the single-camera, half-hour pilot episode will take place this summer in New York or New Jersey. Death Pact was co-created by Rob Long (Sullivan & Son, Cheers) and Tad Safran (The Long Weekend), who also serve as Executive Producers/Writers. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men and the new CBS comedy We Are Men) of the Tannenbaum Company are Executive Producers. Death Pact is produced by FX Productions. In Death Pact, Morgan stars as a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach, who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure.