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[10/09/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 9
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!


NARCOS (Netflix; W: Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro; D: José Padilha) - Ana De La Reguera ("Eastbound & Down") has booked a role on the upcoming drama, an all-new take on the amazing story of the Medellin Cartel, once the world's most ambitious and violent trafficking organization. She'll play Elisa, "a quiet, beautiful woman who hides her good looks and athletic build in baggy clothes and shaggy hair. She is a real woman of the Comuna, working with children in her community and teaching them dance, with secret ties to guerilla extremists." Boyd Holbrook, Manolo Cardona, Pedro Pascal, Roberto Urbina and Wagner Moura also star. (Deadline.com)


PARIAHS (ABC, New!) - Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard (The Game Plan) have sold a new drama to the Alphabet about "two infamous pariahs who are out of options and forced to team up to practice law. One is a former football phenomenon who became a jailhouse lawyer after he was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend. The other is a Yale Law graduate whose bright future went up in flames when her sex tape with a Supreme Court nominee leaked. Together, they represent the outcasts that society has already condemned." Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper will also executive produce via their ABC Studios-based The Mark Gordon Co. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED SCOTT FOLEY/GREG GRUNBERG PROJECT (ABC, New!) - "Felicity" alums Scott Foley and Greg Grunberg are set to re-team for a new comedy about "engaged couple Max and Paige who, over their wedding rehearsal dinner, have their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple - but flashbacks reveal that the toasts don't always get it right, as we watch the true story of their complicated, funny and relatable road to marriage." Foley will pen the teleplay from a story conceived alongside Grunberg for the ABC Studios-based Shondland. The company's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Legendary Television is developing a small screen revival of 1960s cult classic "Lost in Space" spearheaded by feature writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Deadline.com); Victor Garber will recur on "The Flash" as Dr. Martin Stein, one half of the DC Comics hero Firestorm, while Andy Mientus is set as Hartley Rathaway, better known as Pied Piper (EW.com); Cynthia Stevenson has joined the cast of TBS's "Your Family or Mine" as Jan, the mother of Kat Foster's Kelli (Deadline.com); Charisma Carpenter will guest on "Sons of Anarchy" as "a conservative administrative director at a medical facility" (EW.com);

Ben Stiller will visit "Workaholics" as "a landlord named Del" (TVLine.com); Jason Ritter is formally set to return to "Parenthood" for episode nine of its swan song (TVLine.com); Valerie Harper will drop by "Melissa & Joey" as Mel's (Melissa Joan Hart) Aunt Bunny (TVGuide.com); David Krumholtz is set to guest on "The Good Wife" as "a top campaign specialist" (TVLine.com); Michael Park is bound for three episodes of "Chicago PD" as "a slick, confident diamond dealer who hires Antonio Dawson for after-hours private security" (TVLine.com); and Lauren Tom, Oliver Kieran Jones and Anne-Marie Johnson are among the latest faces to guest on "Pretty Little Liars" (THR.com).






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· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EASTBOUND & DOWN (HBO)
· FELICITY (WB)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· MELISSA & JOEY (ABC FAMILY)
· NARCOS (NETFLIX)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PARIAHS (ABC)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (FREEFORM)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· TOAST (ABC)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· YOUR FAMILY OR MINE (TBS)





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