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[08/07/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 7
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!


AUSTEN'S RAZOR (CBS, New!) - Arthur L. Caplan, David Klass and Perri Klass are set to team for a potential drama at the Eye about "a brilliant bioethicist called in at crisis moments to solve the most complicated, dynamic and confounding medical issues imaginable." Said effort, from Legendary Television and CBS Television Studios is inspired by the former's life, "an authority on bioethics, who works for the NYU Langone Medical Center and consults for companies and organizations around the globe." Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott and the Klasses are executive producing the project, which has a production commitment, with Caplan serving as a consulting producer. (Deadline.com)


IMPASTOR (TV Land/CTS; W: Christopher Vane; D: Rob Greenberg) - David Rasche ("Veep") has boarded the single-camera comedy pilot, about Buddy (Michael Rosenbaum), a lowlife on the run from his debts who hides away in a small town by conning its residents into thinking he's their newly hired gay pastor. He'll play Owen Schmidt, "a businessman and President of Loomis Lutheran Church. Although he welcomes Buddy as the new pastor, he's warily suspicious of this outsider and quite baffled by Buddy's utter lack of Scriptural knowledge." Aimee Garcia, Mircea Monroe and Sara Rue also star. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED EVE PROJECT (ABC/ABC Studios; W: Hunter Covington & Stacy Traub; D: TBA) - Husband-and-wife duo Hunter Covington and Stacy Traub have signed on to pen the Eve-led multi-camera comedy, about "a successful woman (Eve) who finds her life turned upside-down when she falls in love with a man who is less successful and has three kids." They'll likewise executive produce - with Traub supervising Covington - alongside Eve and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - BAFTA Award-winning director Christopher Menaul is set to helm National Geographic Channel's three-hour telefilm "Killing Jesus" (Deadline.com); Henry Simmons is bound for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Alphonso "Mac" Mackenzie, "a mechanic in his early 30s," while Kyle MacLachlan will visit as Skye's yet-to-be-revealed father (TVLine.com); Robert Knepper will reprise his "Arrow" role of William Tockman - better known as The Clock King - in an upcoming episode of "The Flash" (TVLine.com); Morena Baccarin will return to "The Mentalist" as "sexy sociopath Erika Flynn" (EW.com); NFL legend Tony Gonzalez will drop by "NCIS" (@TonyGonzalez88); Ana Ortiz is set to visit ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" (@TheRealAnaOrtiz); and Stephen Tobolowsky and Ana Gasteyer will both guest on "The Goldbergs" this fall (TVGuide.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· AUSTEN'S RAZOR (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
· IMPASTOR (TV LAND)
· KILLING JESUS (NGC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· UNTITLED EVE PROJECT (ABC)
· VEEP (HBO)





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