[05/21/15 - 11:39 PM] Development Update: Thursday, May 21 Updates include: TNT passes on its proposed "Major Crimes" spin-off; Greg Grunberg latest alum to return for NBC's "Heroes Reborn"; and Jonathan Tropper, Justin Lin team for new Cinemax drama.
[05/01/15 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 1 - Odds & Ends Updates include: HBO passes on Mike White's "Mamma Dallas"; Nathaniel Buzolic cast in The CW's "Significant Mother"; and HBO's "The Leftovers," USA's "Mr. Robot" add new faces.
[04/22/15 - 11:34 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 22 Updates include: J.K. Simmons to lead "Counterpart" for Starz; Jimmi Simpson cast in SundanceTV's "Hap & Leonard"; and Marc Blucas joins "Underground" at WGN America.
[04/20/15 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 20 Updates include: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood sign onto the "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" spin-off; Mitch Pileggi's Walter Skinner back for FOX's "The X-Files" revival; and Janina Gavankar lands role on CBS comedy pilot.
[12/08/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 8 Updates include: Pivot pulls its flagship nightly program "TakePart Live"; Mark Hamill to reprise role of The Trickster on "The Flash"; and Maggie Siff bound for Showtime's "Billions."
[04/10/14 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 10 Updates include: Parker Young joins Geoff Stults in CBS's "Cuz-Bros"; Conrad Green, Jon Kroll board FOX's "Utopia"; and Steven Cree joins the cast of Starz's "Outlander."
[06/26/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 26 Updates include: MTV cancels "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous"; "I Am Victor," "To My Assistant" extend cast options; and Lauren Iungerich departs MTV's "Awkward."
[06/25/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 25 Updates include: Amy Brenneman boards HBO's "The Leftovers"; Syfy postpones Jamie Foxx's horror anthology; and E! nears cast-contingent pilot orders.
[06/24/13 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 24 Updates include: Julianne Nicholson to lead Sundance's "The Descendants"; CBS gives "The McCarthys" a new pilot order; and James McCaffrey to visit USA's "Suits."
[06/20/13 - 11:06 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 20 Updates include: Ray Romano books return to NBC's "Parenthood"; Jesse Lee Soffer officially on board "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD"; and Zach Grenier named series regular on CBS's "The Good Wife."
[06/18/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 18 Updates include: Selma Blair dismissed from FX's "Anger Management"; FOX's "WTF America" casts leads; and Randall Einhorn, Jonathan Demme to helm pilots.
[06/10/13 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 10 Updates include: HBO's "The Leftover" lands quartet; Tom Felton joins TNT's "Murder in the First"; and NBC eyes reshoots for "I Am Victor" pilot.
[06/04/13 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 4 Updates include: Justin Theroux joins HBO's "The Leftovers"; Bridget Regan to recur on USA's "White Collar"; and Bobby Cannavale in talks for HBO's "History of Music."
[04/12/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 12 Updates include: Peter Berg to direct HBO's "The Leftovers"; Kristin Chenoweth to join Matthew Broderick in CBS comedy pilot; and Patty Duke, Meredith Baxter to guest on "Glee."
[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.
[06/28/12 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 28 Updates include: Damon Lindelof to spearhead "The Leftovers" at HBO; David Manson to supervise AMC's untitled legal thriller pilot; and Sivert Glarum, Michael Jamin to run IFC's "Maron."
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, July 2015) More than three years ago, 2% of the world's population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared - except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: Zero. This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, whose lives were forever changed by The Departure, and have since moved to this special place, and the Murphys, a local family who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world. Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy(R) winner for "Lost") and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award(R) nominee for "Little Children"; "Election"), the ten-episode second season of THE LEFTOVERS is currently in production in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. Lindelof serves as showrunner for the series, which returns SUNDAY, OCT. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. The cast of season two includes Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Margaret Qualley, Chris Zylka, Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Janel Moloney.