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[08/26/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 26
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!


ALL TOGETHER NOW (FOX, New!) - "Dads" alums Alec Sulkin and Julius Sharpe are set to re-team for another multi-camera comedy at the network about "six friends in their late 20's who vow to unplug their mobile devices and engage each other for as long as they can stand it." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the half-hour, which has a put pilot commitment. (Deadline.com)


CRITICAL (NBC, New!) - Katie Lovejoy ("Dracula") has a sold a new drama to the Peacock about "a perfectionist Latina doctor who returns to her hometown to take a job at a prestigious hospital. But when a secret from her past, a mistake she made early in her career, comes back to haunt her, it will threaten to put the very fabric of her life in critical condition." Universal Television is behind the hour with John Glenn and UnbeliEVAble Entertainment's Eva Longoria also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED LUCY PUNCH PROJECT (FX, New!) - Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher) is set to star in a potential comedy at the cable channel about "a desperate English expat (Punch) who marries a death row convict so she can get a green card and stay in the States to pursue her dreams. Thinking that her terrifying, besotted husband soon will be out of the picture, Lucy's world is turned upside down when he shows up on her doorstep, having been reprieved just minutes before his scheduled execution." She'll also co-write the half-hour alongside Ant Hines and Casper Christensen. No studio was indicated. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix has renewed its just-launched animated comedy "BoJack Horseman" for a second season of 12 episodes (@BoJackHorseman); Warner Bros. Television is reportedly mulling a revival of former ABC mainstay "Full House" with alums John Stamos, Bob Boyett and Jeff Franklin all actively involved (TVGuide.com); Kathryn Prescott and Diego Boneta are the latest cast in CBS's "The Dovekeepers" as Aziza, "a stunning teenage tomboy and expert archer who disguises herself in her brother's armor to skillfully fight alongside the male warriors of Masada, even fooling Amram (Boneta), her lover and fellow warrior" (Deadline.com);

Markie Post will recur on "Chicago Fire" as Erin Lindsay's estranged mom, Bunny (EW.com); Rick Fox will guest star as himself in an upcoming episode of CBS's "The McCarthys" (TVLine.com); Alan Ritchson will visit "New Girl" as "a good looking guy that Jess meets at the bar" (TVLine.com); and Chad Michael Collins will drop by "Castle" as " motion-capture actor who crosses paths with B&B as they investigate the murder of a videogame creator" (TVLine.com).






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· ALL TOGETHER NOW (FOX)
· BOJACK HORSEMAN (NETFLIX)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CRITICAL (NBC)
· DADS (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
· DRACULA (NBC)
· MCCARTHYS, THE (CBS)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· UNTITLED LUCY PUNCH PROJECT (FX)





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