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[08/11/16 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


AMERICAN WOMAN (TV Land) - Mena Suvari has joined the cast of the Alicia Silverstone-led comedy pilot as Kathleen, "one of Bonnie's (Silverstone) closest friends. Kathleen yearns for love and marriage but her habit of picking up so-called "boy toys" who exploit her for her looks and her money stands in the way of her happiness." (Variety.com)
BULL (CBS) - Trieste Kelly Dunn ("Banshee") will guest on the newcomer as "a commercial airline pilot. After a plane crash, Bull and his trial consultation team aim to overcome subconscious gender bias jurors may have to female pilots they wouldn't have to male pilots." (TVLine.com)
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Thomas Gibson has been suspended for "at least one and likely two episodes after a physical altercation with a writer-producer on the set of the CBS crime drama." (Deadline.com)
IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE (HBO) - Courtney B. Vance (Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield), Leslie Uggam (Sadie), Reg E. Cathey (Zakariyya), Reed Birney (Dr. George Gey), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Dr. Pattillo), John Douglas Thompson (Lawrence), Adriane Lenox (Barbara) and Roger Robinson (Day Lacks) have all landed roles in the upcoming Oprah Winfrey-led original movie. (Deadline.com)
OUTCAST (Cinemax) - M.C. Gainey, Madelyn Deutch and Hoon Lee are all bound for the show's second season as Bob, "a hermit who operates the junkyard on the edge of Rome"; Dakota, "a free spirit who embraces an unconventional form of Christianity"; and Dr. Kenneth Park, "Chief of staff and an accomplished surgeon at Rome's hospital, Dr. Park has his own cryptic agenda concerning Kyle," respectively. (Deadline.com)
PITCH (FOX) - Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland") is bound for the new drama as Maxine Armstrong, "a major shareholder of the Padres corporate parent." (THR.com)
ROADSIDE PICNIC (WGN America) - Osi Okerafor (Fury) has booked a role on the drama pilot as Captain Noonan, "an Institute security officer with a nefarious agenda whose known Red since childhood, and is a purchaser who obtains alien artifacts on the black market." (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN WOMAN (PARAMOUNT)
· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)
· BULL (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE (HBO)
· OUTCAST (CINEMAX)
· PITCH (FOX)
· ROADSIDE PICNIC (WGN)





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