[11/27/13 - 11:18 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, November 27 By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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12 MONKEYS (Syfy/UCP; W: Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett; D: Jeffrey Reiner) - Kirk Acevedo ("Prime Suspect") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, which follows the journey of a time traveler named Cole (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. He'll play Ramse, Cole's closest friend in the apocalyptic future who's "clever and fiercely loyal and helped Cole survive the destruction of civilization." Amanda Schull, Noah Bean and Zeljko Ivanek also star. (THR.com)DELIVERANCE CREEK (Lifetime/Warner Horizon; W: Melissa Carter; D: Jon Amiel) - Katherine Willis ("The Lying Game") is the latest addition to the backdoor pilot telefilm, set at the end of the Civil War and follows Belle Barlowe (Lauren Ambrose) as she faces uncertainty as she attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary. She's on board as Cordelia, "a powerful and imposing woman who owns the local bank and is an adversary to Belle." Also starring are Christopher Baker, Christopher Backus, Joel Johnstone, Riley Smith, Wes Ramsey and Yaani King. (THR.com)AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC Family has ordered seven additional episodes of its upcoming drama "Chasing Life," bringing its season total to 20 episodes (Deadline.com); Melissa Ponzio will recur on "Chicago Fire" as a love interest to Eamonn Walker's Chief Boden (Deadline.com); Kevin Ryan will visit NBC's "Crossbones" as Finnegan, "a heavily-tattooed, hard and solemn pirate with a scar across one eye" (Deadline.com); Kate del Castillo and Melinda Page Hamilton will both guest on the season finale of ABC's "Killer Women" as the leader of a drug cartel and a DEA Agent, respectively (TVLine.com); and Barbara Hershey will guest on "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" as Cora, The Queen of Hearts from the show's parent series (TVGuide.com).