[11/10/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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SNEAKY PETE (CBS, New!) - David Shore ("House") and Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") are set to team for a new drama at the Eye about "a thirty-something con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his darker past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. Sneaky Pete hides out from the mob while working for the cellmate family's bail bond business, taking down criminals worse than himself. Over time, he discovers a family life he's never had, and possibly true love with a woman who sees through his BS." They'll co-write the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, which has a pilot production commitment. Moon Shot Entertainment's James Degus will also executive produce with Shore Z's Erin Gunn as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED DAVID KOHAN/MAX MUTCHNICK PROJECT (FOX, New!) - David Kohan and Max Mutchnick ("Partners") have sold a multi-camera comedy to the network about "a single mother, her three kids and her ex-grifter father who move from their home in New Jersey to Los Angeles to start a new life - though she probably should have told the kids." They'll write and executive produce via their Warner Bros. Television-based KoMut Entertainment. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED INGRID ESCAJEDA PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Ingrid Escajeda ("Justified") has set up a potential drama at the Eye about Gaby Ortiz, "a formidable young prosecutor nicknamed "The Beast" in a suburban Texas county already on the verge of chaos." Jonathan Levin will also serve as an executive producer on the hour, the studio for which wasn't specified. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Roseanne Barr will guest on "Cristela" as Trent's (Sam McMurray) estranged wife, "a former hippie-turned-lawyer/activist" (EW.com); Richard Roundtree is set to recur on four episodes of "Chicago Fire" as the father of Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker), "a retired detective who pays his son a surprise visit after the birth of his grandson" (EW.com); Chris Elliott will visit "The Good Wife" as "an English professor who is brought in to help wannabe State's Attorney Alicia prepare for her looming debate against opponent Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce)" (TVLine.com);

Zoe Lister-Jones is bound for "New Girl" as "a city councilwoman who Schmidt attempts to charm in order to put a stop to the night construction outside of the loft" (TVLine.com); Joshua Leonard has scored an arc on "Bates Motel" as "a community college psych professor whose pull towards Norma (Vera Farmiga) slowly chips away at his carefully constructed house of cards" (TVLine.com); Wayne Knight will guest on "Sirens" as " a pompous bachelor who is so afraid of hospitals that it takes the desperate pleading of a friend to seek treatment for a stomach-turning leg injury" (THR.com); and Ben Savage has been cast as a young version of Mandy Patinkin's character on "Criminal Minds" later this season (TVGuide.com).

  [november 2014]  


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