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[07/30/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 30
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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SHOW ME A HERO (HBO, New!) - Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener are set to star in a new six-hour mini-series at the pay channel based on Lisa Belkin's book about Nick Wasicsko (Isaac), "the youngest big-city mayor in the nation who finds himself thrust into the center of a racial controversy when a federal court orders him to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town, Yonkers, N.Y." Keener plays Mary Dorman, "an East Yonkers homeowner who comes to a remarkable realization during the battle over where to build low-income housing." "The Wire" alums David Simon and William F. Zorzi penned the adaptation while Paul Haggis (Crash) is attached to direct with all three executive producing alongside Nina Noble and Gail Mutrux. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Warren Kole and Erik Stocklin will both recur on CBS's new drama "Stalker" (Deadline.com); Laura Benanti will booked an arc on "Nashville" as "an up-and-coming country star who befriends Rayna (Connie Britton)" (Deadline.com); Benjamin Ciaramello is bound for ABC's "Secrets & Lies" as Paul Murphy, "Jess' husband and Tom's father who's currently in the military and about to be deployed for the fifth time" (Deadline.com); Jenny Slate will guest on the season premiere of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as "a tough, street-smart mob mistress named Bianca who Jake (Andy Samberg) encounters while working undercover for the FBI" (EW.com);

Kim Rhodes's Sheriff Mills and Brianna Buckmaster's Sheriff Hanscum will both return to "Supernatural" this season (TVLine.com); Bella Thorne will guest on "CSI" as "a very popular high school student with everything going for her" (EOnline.com); Kelen Coleman likewise will guest on "Scandal" as a yet-to-be-detailed character (THR.com); and Donna Murphy has snagged an arc on "Resurrection" as "a mysterious government agent who will be in charge of monitoring Agent Bellamy (Omar Epps) and the activities in Arcadia" (THR.com).






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· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· RESURRECTION (ABC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SECRETS & LIES (ABC)
· SHOW ME A HERO (HBO)
· STALKER (CBS)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)





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