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[12/02/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 2
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!


FRAUDS (FOX, New!) - Gil Ozeri ("Happy Endings") has set up a potential single-camera comedy at the network "that centers on a family of two-bit criminals who decide to pull off an elaborate Ponzi scheme." Sony Pictures Television is behind the half-hour with the studio-based David Caspe and Jamie Tarses likewise executive producing alongside Rough House Pictures. (THR.com)


UNTITLED JONES & BEE PROJECT (TBS; W: Jason Jones & Samantha Bee; D: TBA) - Natalie Zea ("The Following") has scored the female lead on the comedy pilot, about hopeful dad Nate (Jason Jones), who hops in the car with his wife and two young kids for a 24-hour adventure to the Keys. She'll play said wife, Robin, "an offbeat but warm woman who can't understand why her husband Nate has cheaped out and cashed in their airline tickets right before their family vacation." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Wipeout" creator Matt Kunitz has inked an overall TV deal with Lionsgate Television (Deadline.com); Brandon T. Jackson is the latest to sign onto NBC's "Mr. Robinson" as "Craig's younger brother Ben, the guitarist for Nasty Delicious; he's a care-free optimist who is convinced that their big break is just around the corner" (Deadline.com);

Gbenga Akinnagbe is bound for "The Following" as Tom, "a handsome and charming Hostage Rescue Team agent for the FBI" (Deadline.com); Steven Weber is set for two episodes of The CW's "iZOMBIE" as "a charismatic CEO of an energy drink company" and has also been cast as Thomas Jefferson on "Sleepy Hollow" (EW.com, TVLine.com); Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson will return to "Arrow" for its 14th episode this season (MTV.com); and Chris Elliott will visit "Nurse Jackie" as "an idiosyncratic patient at All Saints who has legally changed his name to "Vigilante Jones" in a bid to fight crime in New York" (THR.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· DETOUR, THE (TBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· FRAUDS (FOX)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· IZOMBIE (CW)
· MR ROBINSON (NBC)
· NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· WIPEOUT (ABC)





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