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[10/01/14 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 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!


BONE HOUSE (The CW, New!) - Sheri Elwood ("Call Me Fitz") has booked a potential drama at the netlet about "an estranged group of siblings who own and operate a private autopsy company." Warner Bros. Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television is behind the hour with the company's Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman executive producing and KristieAnne Reed as a co-executive producer. (THR.com)


C.H.A.O.S. - DOWNTOWN DIVISION (CBS, New!) - K.J. Steinberg ("Mistresses") has sold a new drama to the Eye about Nic Fontana and Abigail Luce, "promoted as the new faces of Los Angeles' most embattled police division. At the peak of their careers, with the respect and trust of their new charges hard enough to win, the women are forced to implement the newest trend in police and citizen oversight sweeping the country: the body cam. Charged with running this controversial program, their whole tenure relies on their success as they navigate what also are to become the most challenging years of their personal lives." Sony Pictures Television, home to Steinberg's recent two-year overall deal, is behind the hour, which has a penalty attached. (Deadline.com)


CASTLEBAR (FOX, New!) - Kevin Falls ("Franklin & Bash") has set up a new project at the network billed as "a high-stakes workplace drama about a thirtysomething wunderkind who returns to his alma mater and convinces the trustees to hire him as the university's President." 20th Century Fox Television, home to his new two-year overall deal (with an option for a third), is behind the project. Said pact spells the end of a six-year stint at Sony Pictures Television. (Deadline.com)


UNCLE CHUBBY'S (IFC, New!) - Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti ("Rescue Me") have sold a new comedy to the cable channel about "a diverse group of 20-something friends who share an intramural ice hockey team. Though mostly novices, the rag-tag group has dreams of a Division 8 Adult League title at Chelsea Piers - a most sacred win, indeed." They'll write and executive produce alongside Denis Leary via his Apostle banner. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC has picked up another extension of the cast options on its drama pilot "Clementine" in anticipation of a 10-13 episode summer run (Deadline.com); Tim DeKay has been cast as Senator Christian Ward, brother of Grant Ward, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Marvel.com); Dana Delany has joined the cast of FX's "The Comedians" as Sharon, "the longtime wife of Billy Crystal's veteran-comic character" (TVLine.com); and Heather Graham will reprise her role of Corrine Dollangager in Lifetime's "If There Be Thorns", the third film in the Dollanganger series (THR.com).






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· BENDERS (IFC)
· BONE HOUSE (CW)
· CALL ME FITZ (AUDIENCE)
· CASTLEBAR (FOX)
· CHAOS DOWNTOWN DIVISION (CBS)
· CLEMENTINE (ABC)
· COMEDIANS, THE (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRANKLIN & BASH (TNT)
· IF THERE BE THORNS (LIFETIME)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· RESCUE ME (FX)





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