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[03/26/18 - 11:02 PM]
2018 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 11 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/19/18 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 19
Updates include: Mira Sorvino to star in "The Code" at CBS; Matt Ryan's John Constantine to become regular on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"; and Jenna Dewan Tatum is the latest to board FOX's "Mixtape."

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/09/18 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 9
Updates include: Jeremy Sisto to lead Dick Wolf's "F.B.I." at CBS; Christopher Abbott to likewise topline Hulu's "Catch-22"; and Lyndon Smith set as new lead on The CW's "Dead Inside."

[03/07/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 7
Updates include: Ginnifer Goodwin to star in ABC's "Steps"; Kether Donohue lands female lead in NBC's "Like Family"; and Brooke Elliott to topline Bobby Bowman's comedy pilot for the Alphabet.

[03/05/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 5
Updates include: Vanessa Williams cast in "False Profits" at ABC; Beth Behrs to star in FOX's "Our People"; and Laz Alonso latest tapped for "The Boys" at Amazon.

[03/02/18 - 11:57 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 2
Updates include: Jessica Alba to star opposite Gabrielle Union in NBC's "Bad Boys" spin-off; Demian Bichir to lead "Grand Hotel" at ABC; and Perdita Weeks set as Higgins in CBS's "Magnum, PI" reboot.

[02/28/18 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 28
Updates include: Freddie Stroma, Joey King to lead The CW's "Dead Inside"; James Roday, Christina Moses cast in ABC's "A Million Little Pieces"; and Jeff Franklin dropped from "Fuller House" over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

[02/23/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 23
Updates include: Roselyn Sanchez checks into ABC's "Grand Hotel"; Sarah Jeffery latest cast in The CW's "Charmed" reboot; and John Larroquette signs onto ABC's "Three Rivers."

[02/02/18 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 2
Updates include: "LA Confidential" among four dramas ordered to pilot at CBS; Jesse Alexander to run Starz's "American Gods"; and FX passes on Damon Wayans, Jr.-led "Singularity."

[11/21/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 21
Updates include: PBS cancels "Charlie Rose" following accusations against host; Amazon's "Too Old to Die Young" reveals principal cast; and Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo board History's "Blue Book."







GRAND HOTEL (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/21/17 - 3/26/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2018) Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza (Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir) owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel's loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt, and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture perfect exterior.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anne Winters as Ingrid
· Bryan Craig as Javi Cardenas
· Chris Warren as Jason
· Demian Bichir as Gonzalo Cardenas
· Denyse Tontz as Paloma Cardenas
· Feliz Ramirez as Carolina
· Justina Adorno as Yoli
· Lincoln Younes as Danny
· Roselyn Sanchez as Gigi Cardenas
· Shalim Ortiz as Mateo
· Wendy Raquel Robinson as Azalea "Mrs. P" Parnell
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Spector as EP
· Brian Tanen as CRTR/EP
· Christian Gockel as EP
· Eva Longoria as EP
· Ken Olin as DIR (Pilot)
· Oliver Bachert as EP
· Ramón Campos as EP
· Teresa Fernández-Valdés as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Beta Film
· UnveliEVAble Entertainment