[10/25/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 25
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BOSCH (Amazon; W: Eric Overmeyer & Michael Connelly; D: TBA) - Amy Aquino ("Being Human") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, "a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's novels about Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department." She'll play Lt. Grace Billets, "Harry's immediate supervisor on the LAPD, in charge of the detectives who work out of Hollywood Station." Amy Price-Francis also stars. (Deadline.com)

CHARMED (CBS, New!) - Christopher Keyser and Sydney Sidner are developing a reboot of the Aaron Spelling-produced 1998-2006 drama, about a sisterhood of witches - played by Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty over the course of the original WB series - who use their powers for good. CBS Television Studios is behind the project with Keyser, Sidner and the Tannenbaum Company's Eric and Kim Tannenbaum presumably executive producing. No other specifics were given. (Vulture.com)

DELIVERANCE CREEK (Lifetime/Warner Horizon; W: Melissa Carter; D: Jon Amiel) - Riley Smith ("90210") has scored a role on the post-Civil War set backdoor pilot movie, about Belle Barlowe (Lauren Ambrose), a mother of three who "attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary and is pushed into becoming an outlaw by the corrupt bank that runs their town." He's set as Toby, "Belle's old beau who he jilted and left her to marry a man she didn't love." Christopher Backus also stars. (Deadline.com)

GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo/UCP; W: Marti Noxon; D: TBA) - Sophina Brown ("Numb3rs") has been cast in the drama pilot, about Abby (Lisa Edelstein), the famous author of a best-selling self-help book series who is hiding the fact that she's separated from her husband (Paul Adelstein) as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She'll play Abby's best friend Kate in the project, which has also tapped Carrie Fisher for a cameo as "Abby's book editor, Cat, who's got a no prisoners approach to Abby's career." Beau Garrett and Janeane Garofalo also star. (Deadline.com)

NINE: NINE TIME TRAVELS (ABC, New!) - Derek Simonds is looking to import the Korean drama series, about "a man with the ability to travel 20 years back in time who, in trying to alter a murder which destroyed his family, sets off a chain of events that impact the woman he loves and threatens his own life." "Mistresses" co-star Yunjin Kim is among the executive producers on the project, as are Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein of the ABC Studios-based Fake Empire banner. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Kelly Oxford has set up a semi-autobiographical comedy at the network inspired by her "real-life work in a retirement home and centers on a 30-year-old single mom who runs the recreation department of a senior center." The single-camera project is set up at Warner Bros. Television where Oxford will pen the script and serve as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - NBC is reportedly casting for a new cycle of its currently limboed reality franchise "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Deadline.com); David Spade is set to topline a new stand-up special for Comedy Central due to tape in December (Deadline.com); Adina Porter's Lettie Mae Thornton has been upped to series regular on "True Blood" (Deadline.com); Gilles Marini and Mary Lynn Rajskub are both bound for "2 Broke Girls" in a storyline revolving around Max (Kat Dennings) enrolling in the Manhattan School of Pastry to advance her baking skills (Deadline.com); Ezra Buzzington will recur on "Crossbones" as Eisengrim, "one of Blackbeard's (John Malkovich) henchmen" (Deadline.com); Noah Bean has scored an arc on FOX's "Gang Related" as "a Stanford educated, rich hedge fund owner" (Deadline.com);

Craig Robinson will visit "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as "a small-time criminal who may be integral to a case that Jake (Andy Samberg) has been investigating for many years" (EW.com); Peta Sergeant is bound for "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" as a "force of nature in Wonderland" (THR.com); Jamey Sheridan will guest on "Suits" as "one of the partners who was ousted by Jessica (Gina Torres) in her takeover of the firm" (THR.com); Jane Seymour will drop by "Back in the Game" as Danny's (Griffin Gluck) teacher, who sets her sights on James Caan's The Cannon (THR.com); and Kristoffer Polaha will guest on "CSI" as "a blue-collar mechanic who comes to the aid of Sara, Finlay and Morgan when their car breaks down, but he may have darker intentions" (THR.com).

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[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
The CW Orders New Seasons of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," and "Masters of Illusion" for Summer 2017
The new seasons of these series will return as part of The CW's 2017 Summer schedule, with dates and times to be announced later.

[10/24/16 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock once again leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/24/16 - 07:03 AM]
Syfy's Award-Winning Reality Competition Series "Face Off" Returns for an All-Star Season on Tuesday, January 24
Hosted by make-up effects royalty McKenzie Westmore, the series returns with elaborate never-before-seen challenges to test their skills as they battle it out for a coveted second chance at victory.

[10/24/16 - 07:00 AM]
Sting to Receive "The American Music Award of Merit" and Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
The iconic musician will take to the stage to perform a medley of songs, including the raucous first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You" off his new rock/pop album, "57th & 9th," as well as some of his greatest hits.

[10/24/16 - 06:15 AM]
"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Heads to Paris for the First Time, for Broadcast Monday, Dec. 5, on CBS
The world's most celebrated fashion show will be seen in more than 190 countries.

[10/23/16 - 10:03 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Viewers, Demos
The Alphabet wins said evening for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/23/16 - 09:43 AM]
"SNL" Hits Season Highs, Best October Overnights in 8 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 22.

[10/23/16 - 07:06 AM]
Live + 3 Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Is the Season's First Broadcast Series to Post Triple-Digit Growth in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 18.

[10/22/16 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas lead the evening in both categories.

[10/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
"Dateline" Matches Its Season High in 18-49, New Season High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/22/16 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Earns Most Watched Friday This Season - "Shark Tank" Is the #1 Show in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 21.

[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."