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[08/14/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 14
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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PROMISED LAND (Amazon, New!) - Noah Oppenheim and Chris Bremner are developing a potential drama at the streaming service which "takes viewers into the book of Joshua in a sweeping biblical tale told through the eyes of two brothers, one high born and the other a low level soldier" ultimately telling "how Joshua became the leader of the Jews and the Israelites became a nation." Adam Sher will also serve as an executive produce on the project. (THR.com)


UNTITLED DANA MIN GOODMAN/JULIA WOLOV PROJECT (TV Land, New!) - "Faking It" creators Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov have sold a single-camera comedy to the cable channel "loosely based on their real-life experiences when they moved in together after going through breakups at the same time." Said duo will play versions of themselves in the project in addition to writing and executive producing. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Justine Lupe has joined the cast of ABC's "Cristela" as Maddie, an intern at the title character's law firm (Deadline.com); Michael Gross will recur on "Anger Management" as "a psychic therapist who Charlie (Sheen) goes to for relationship advice" (Deadline.com); Derek Hough has booked an arc on "Nashville" as "a beguiling and disarming movie star who will cross paths with the players of Nashville's music realm for the first time when he's tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer" (Deadline.com); Patricia Arquette's Avery Ryan will return to "CSI" on November 2, in advance of the launch of her spin-off "CSI: Cyber" (EW.com);

Lee Tergesen has snagged a role on "The Blacklist" as "the husband of Mary-Louise Parker's Naomi Hyland" (EW.com); Jacob Hopkins will guest on the season premiere of "About a Boy" as "the leader of Marcus' new group" (TVLine.com); Mike Birbiglia is bound for "Orange Is the New Black" in a top secret role (THR.com); Will Arnett's Electric Avenue banner has inked a first-look deal at CBS Television Studios (THR.com); and Gilles Marini will visit NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura" as "a fashion designer with connections to a murder victim who ends up reinventing everyday mom Laura into a runway-ready fashion plate" (TVGuide.com).






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· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· ANGER MANAGEMENT (FX)
· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· CRISTELA (ABC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: CYBER (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAKING IT (MTV)
· MYSTERIES OF LAURA, THE (NBC)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· PROMISED LAND (AMAZON)
· UNTITLED GOODMAN AND WOLOV PROJECT TV LAND (TV LAND)





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