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[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.

[03/11/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 11
Updates include: Olivia Wilde joins HBO's 1970s music drama; Anna Camp to star in ABC's "Damaged Goods"; and NBC shelves its multi-camera comedy pilot "The Money Pit."

[03/10/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 10
Updates include: James Roday to star in "Good Session" at CBS; Mary Elizabeth Winstead to get "Exposed" at ABC; and Josh Duhamel to topline "Battle Creek" for CBS.

[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 7
Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."

[03/06/14 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 6
Updates include: Bebe Neuwirth among the latest cast in CBS's "Madam Secretary"; Spencer Grammer bound for ABC's "Saint Francis"; and Isaiah Washington to return for Sandra Oh's "Grey's Anatomy" farewell.

[03/04/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 4
Updates include: Julia Stiles to lead TNT's "Guilt by Association"; TBS gives pilot order to comedy from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick; and HBO passes on David Milch's "The Money."

[02/26/14 - 11:58 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 26
Update include: Taraji P. Henson boards FOX's "Empire"; Michael Rosenbaum heads to "Mission Control" at NBC; and John Rhys-Davies is the latest cast in FOX's "Hieroglyph."

[02/19/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 19
Updates include: Debra Messing to lead "The Mysteries of Laura" at NBC; Terrence Howard to run FOX's "Empire"; and Paget Brewster boards ABC's "Saint Francis."

[01/23/14 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 23
Updates include: Jane Kaczmarek to star in FOX's "Here's Your Damn Family"; Michael J. Weithorn lands six-episode order at FOX for "Weird Loners"; and nine more scripts get pilot commitments.

[09/19/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 19
Updates include: FX sets cast for "You're the Worst"; VH1 orders pilot to "Hindsight"; and Danny Strong, Lee Daniels book hip hop drama at FOX.







EMPIRE (FOX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/19/13 - 3/18/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
· Gabourey Sidibe as Becky
· Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons
· Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
· Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
· Macy Gray as Tasha
· Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner
· Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
· Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
· Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Danny Strong as CRTR/EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Lee Daniels as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley as PROD
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Imagine Television