[06/05/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 5
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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OCCULT (A&E/ABC Studios; W: James Wong; D: TBA) - Daniel Henney and Brennan Brown have both landed roles on the drama pilot, about a newly formed occult crimes task force at the FBI. Henney will play Thompson, "the Special Agent in Charge, investigating the abduction of the Governor's daughter, who has recruited Dolan (Josh Lucas)." Brown then is set as Monroe, "Assistant Director of the FBI field office in New Orleans." Agnes Bruckner and Lynn Collins also star in the Michael Bay-produced hour. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Jeff Astrof has been tapped as showrunner of TBS's new comedy "Ground Floor" as well as inked a two-script development deal with producer Warner Bros. Television (Deadline.com); Ernie Hudson is in talks to recur on TNT's "Lost Angels" as "a mobster who has control of the clubs and joints along Central Avenue, who also happens to work for Bugsy Siegel" (Deadline.com); Justin Chatwin won't return as a series regular on "Shameless" following the events of last season's finale (Deadline.com); Rod Serling's last unproduced feature script "The Stops Along the Way" is being developed as a limited series by J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions (Deadline.com); Christian Kane has been cast as Rebecca Romijn's older black sheep brother on "King & Maxwell" (TVLine.com);

Will Arnett will guest on "The Simpsons" as "the FBI's anti-piracy boss tasked with hunting down Homer, who stands accused of illegally downloading a movie" (TVLine.com); Mercedes Masöhn will drop by "Californication" as "a TV star whose plea for Hank's help ends up putting him in an uncomfortable, compromising position" (TVLine.com); Allison Scagliotti is bound for "Switched at Birth" as "a tough, cool and confident medic, who served in Afghanistan with Ty" (TVLine.com); Vinnie Jones, Olivia d'Abo and Kali Hawk are the latest faces set for the new seasons of "Psych" (TVLine.com); Brad Turner has joined TNT's "Legends" as an executive producer/in-house director (Deadline.com); Danny Pudi is the latest actor set to appear on the live season premiere of "Hot in Cleveland" (TVLine.com); and Josh Stamberg's Jay Parker won't return to "Drop Dead Diva" as a series regular while Natalie Hall and Annie Ilonzeh will guest star in the new season (TheWrap.com).

  [november 2015]  


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