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[09/10/14 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 10
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!


100 GRAND (FOX, New!) - Nick Thomas (Let's Be Cops) has sold a new single-camera comedy to the network about "two guys who learn how to grow up in the most unexpected way: paying off a debt for a local crime boss." 20th Century Fox Television-based Walcott Co. is behind the half-hour, which has a penalty attached, with principals Jake Johnson and Max Winkler as well as 3 Arts Entertainment's Dave Becky, Oly Obst and Jonathan Berry serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


LAST HOUR (CBS, New!) - Nikki Toscano has set up a new project at the Eye billed as a real-time drama which "follows a female FBI agent in the last hour of an operation as she infiltrates the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world." Universal Television is behind the hour, which has a penalty attached, with John Glenn likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)


RUNNER (FOX/20th; W: Michael Cooney; D: Peter Horton) - The long-in-the-works drama - about Lauren Marks, who after a simple twist of fate, learns her husband is not the person she believed him to be; faced with the harsh reality that her life is forever changed, she goes on a truth seeking journey that entrenches her in a US/Mexican war over weapons and terrorism - has received a cast-contingent pilot order. The project previously had "an off-cycle commitment for further investment towards series production." Ian Sander and Kim Moses are executive producing alongside showrunner Jon Cowan. (Deadline.com)


SALEM ROGERS: MODEL OF THE YEAR 1998 (Amazon; W: Lindsey Stoddart; D: TBA) - Leslie Bibb ("About a Boy") has been tapped for the lead role on the comedy pilot, about "a self-centered, arrogant former supermodel who is forced to leave rehab after 10 years and reunites with her long-suffering former assistant, now a self-help writer using her years with Salem as an inspiration." No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED BRIAN BRADLEY/STEVEN CRAGG PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley ("Happy Endings") have sold a potential comedy to the Peacock about "a pop science blogger and his wife who move from Manhattan and single life to New Jersey and married/family life. There, he begins writing about his suburban friends and neighbors on the cul-de-sac in the style of an anthropologist who's stumbled on an undiscovered tribe." Said effort comes from Universal Television with the studio-based David Janollari also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix and Amazon are reportedly among the targets for Warner Horizon Television's recently axed "Longmire," the former of which already has the show's streaming rights (Deadline.com); Nick Rutherford and Alison Rich have both joined the writing staff of "Saturday Night Live" (Deadline.com); Christa Miller will guest on "Ground Floor" as the wife of John C. McGinley's Mr. Mansfield (EW.com); Jessica St. Clair will recur on "The McCarthys" as the girlfriend to McIntyre's character, Gerard (TheWrap.com); and Televisa USA has acquired the TV rights to Anne Rice's best-selling book series "The Sleeping Beauty" (THR.com).






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· 100 GRAND (FOX)
· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GROUND FLOOR (TBS)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· HOW WE LIVE (NBC)
· LAST HOUR (CBS)
· LONGMIRE (NETFLIX)
· MCCARTHYS, THE (CBS)
· RUNNER (ABC)
· SALEM ROGERS: MODEL OF THE YEAR 1998 (AMAZON)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)





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