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[08/01/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 1
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!


BIG KIDS (NBC, New!) - Comedian Joe Wengert is developing a semi-autobiographical comedy at the Peacock about Andy, "a young professional with a messiah complex who is constantly trying to control and fix his little sister and their young, blue-collar parents." Universal Television is behind the half-hour with Ed Helms of the Pacific Electric Picture Co. and Claudia Lonow executive producing. Wengert will pen the script and serve as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


DEBT (ABC Family, New!) - Rachel Carey's 2013 novel - about "a woman in her 20s, who works as an SAT tutor to try to pay off her college loans and explores how everyone she knows - even her tutee's billionaire father - is in somebody's debt" - is being developed as a drama at the cable channel. "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo is executive producing the project, via her Calamity Jane banner for ABC Signature. (THR.com)


UNTITLED RICHARD PRICE PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Richard Price ("NYC 22") has sold a potential drama to the network about "a 20-something Wall Street portfolio manager who unwittingly becomes a pawn in the DA's attempts to take down a criminal organization." Said effort, which has a penalty attached, comes from 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Charlotte Ross has been cast as the mother of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) on "Arrow" (TVGuide.com); Peter MacNicol has joined the cast of "CSI: Cyber" as Assistant Director Stavros Sifter, "a career FBI insider and savvy networker who quickly rose up the ranks and positioned himself in a job where he is the clearinghouse between FBI Cyber and all other branches of government" (Deadline.com); David Zayas will recur on "Gotham" as Salvatore Maroni, "one of the city's most dangerous gangsters" (Deadline.com); Warner Bros. Television has postponed the start of production on "The Big Bang Theory" until Wednesday while contract negotiations with the cast continues (Deadline.com); and Betsy Brandt will return to "Parenthood" as "Hank's estranged wife, Sandy, and mother to Ruby" (TVLine.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BIG KIDS (NBC)
· CSI: CYBER (CBS)
· DEBT (ABC FAMILY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· NYC 22 (CBS)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· UNTITLED RICHARD PRICE PROJECT (FOX)
· WITH THIS RING (LIFETIME)





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