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[07/28/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 28
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!


ABSOLUTE ZERO (Syfy, New!) - Michael Horowitz ("Burn Notice") is developing a new futuristic thriller at the cable channel about "the denizens of a remote mining colony who discover a dangerous new species on a moon of Jupiter, setting off the first stage of an alien invasion ultimately heading for Earth." Universal Cable Productions is behind the hour with Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of the studio-based Hypnotic also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AQUARIUS (NBC; W: John McNamara; D: Jonas Pate) - Tara Lynne Barr is the latest addition to the upcoming drama, about the cat and mouse game between serial killer Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) and the two cops tracking him, Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) and Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), in 1960s Los Angeles. She's set as Katie, "one of Manson's adoring acolytes, who helps him lay a trap for the unwitting Emma, and later joins in the party when Manson deflowers his new recruit." Ambyr Childers, Beau Mirchoff, Chance Kelly, Chris Sheffield, David Meunier, Emma Dumont, Gaius Charles and Michaela McManus also star. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Michael Madsen, Keith David and Cuba Gooding, Jr. have all scored arcs on Comedy Central's "Big Time in Hollywood, FL," (Deadline.com); Kahyun Kim will recur on NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura" as "a whip smart and feisty political activist who bonds with Detective Diamond (Debra Messing) when she's arrested during a protest" (Deadline.com); John Rhys-Davies will voice Pabbie the Troll King and Tyler Jacob Moore will play the scheming Prince Hans on "Once Upon a Time" (Deadline.com); Tom Lipinski's Phillip Showalter has upped to series regular for season two of Cinemax's "The Knick" (Deadline.com); Wendy Crewson is set to recur on Syfy's "Ascension" as Martha Warren, "Harris Enzmann's (Gil Bellows) boss, an elegant woman with a polished exterior, but a formidable adversary" (Deadline.com); Stephen Bishop has joined Lifetime's "With This Ring" as Sean Braswell, "a handsome, successful plastic surgeon who is a good man and father to Viviane's (Jill Scott) 8-year-old son, Cory" (Deadline.com);

Tiffany Hines will recur on USA's "Rush" as "an expert at drumming up drama and chaos in any situation" (Deadline.com); "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter has inked a three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, also the home to his upcoming pilot "The Bastard Executioner" (Deadline.com); "Glee" co-star Lea Michele will guest on "Sons of Anarchy" as a truck stop waitress (@msleamichele); Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Kevin Walsh's B Story banner has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television (Deadline.com); Reid Scott will visit "New Girl" as "a wedding guest and the object of Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) affection" (THR.com); and Blair Brown is bound for the new season of "Orange Is the New Black" in a yet-to-be-revealed role (TVGuide.com).






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· ABSOLUTE ZERO (SYFY)
· AQUARIUS (NBC)
· ASCENSION (SYFY)
· BASTARD EXECUTIONER, THE (FX)
· BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· KNICK, THE (CINEMAX)
· MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (DISNEY XD)
· MYSTERIES OF LAURA, THE (NBC)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· RUSH (USA)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· WITH THIS RING (LIFETIME)





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