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[05/15/14 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 15
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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13 DAYS OF BLOOD (Xbox, New!) - Stephen David ("The World Wars") is developing a new hybrid series for Xbox Entertainment Studios which "will tell the lesser-known story of the Roman Empire through the lens of Commodus, the 'gladiator emperor' who created 13 days of bloody 'games' in the Colosseum." Adding, "The series will weave interviews with scripted scenes, and will also introduce a new, interactive technology that will bring fight scenes to life in a way never before seen in television." No other auspices were given for the eight-to-10-episode project, which is set up at David's Stephen David Entertainment banner. (Deadline.com)


HYSTERIA (Amazon; W: Shaun Cassidy; D: TBA) - T.R. Knight ("Grey's Anatomy") has been cast as the male lead in the drama pilot, about Dr. Logan Harlow (Mena Suvari), an exceptionally bright, driven, complicated, charming but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical School who travels to her hometown of Austin, TX to investigate a mysterious epidemic among high school girls that may be spreading through technology. He's set as her brother, Carter James Harlow, "a fiercely intense man who's been on death row since he was 19 years old and is two months away from execution." Josh Stewart also stars. (Deadline.com)


MT. HAPPY (A.K.A. BAMBI COTTAGES) (ABC/Sony; W: Brian Gallivan; D: TBA) - The single-camera comedy pilot - about an overworked father (Paul F. Tompkins) dreaming of being on vacation all year who decides to uproot his wife (Molly Shannon) and family from the city and move them to New Hampshire where they open a group of tourist cottages - reportedly remains under consideration at the Alphabet. Tessa Albertson, Connor Kalopsis, Ty Parker, Shiloh Nelson, Charlie Kilgore and Cole Sand also star in the project. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - The CW will take another stab at a "Supernatural" spin-off next season, following the decision not to move forward with "Supernatural: Bloodlines" (Deadline.com); "Saint Francis" and "The Pro" - late of ABC and NBC, respectively - are among the latest pilots being shopped to other networks by their studios (Deadline.com); Adrienne C. Moore's Black Cindy is the latest "Orange Is the New Black" co-star being upped to series regular for season three (Deadline.com); John Barrowman's Malcolm Merlyn has been named a full-time cast member on "Arrow" next season (@amellywood); Matt Davis's Alaric likewise is due back as a regular on "The Vampire Diaries" (TVGuide.com); and Gilles Marini will drop by "Devious Maids" as in a role opposite Roselyn Sanchez (TVGuide.com).






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· 13 DAYS OF BLOOD (XBOX)
· ARROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEVIOUS MAIDS (LIFETIME)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HYSTERIA (AMAZON)
· MT HAPPY (ABC)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· PRO, THE (NBC)
· SAINT FRANCIS (ABC)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· SUPERNATURAL: BLOODLINES (CW)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· WORLD WARS (HISTORY)





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