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[12/11/14 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BLACK GOLD (Starz, New!) - Author Benjamin Percy (The Wilding) and director James Ponsoldt (Spectacular Now) are set to team for a potential drama at the pay channel billed as "a modern-day Western set in a Dakotas boomtown that revolves around oil drilling and fracking." FremantleMedia North America is behind the hour. (THR.com)


TERRESTRIAL, THE (USA, New!) - Feature writer Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) is developing a new drama at the cable channel about "a schizophrenic man, who after his estranged teenage daughter goes missing, is forced to confront his troubled past as he begins to believe his daughter's kidnappers are the same as the ones that abducted him 10 years prior: aliens." Fox Television Studios-based Fabrik Entertainment is behind the hour with the company's Mikkel Bondesen, Henrik Bastin and Kristen Campo also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Ashley Hinshaw is the latest cast in the new season of "True Detective" (Deadline.com); Winston Duke is set for three episodes of The CW's "The Messengers" as Zahir Zakaria, "a fiery journalist from Mali who is determined to seek justice after an agricultural experiment by Plowman Family Farms goes wrong in a West African village" (Deadline.com); A.J. Buckley has joined the cast of TNT's "Murder in the First" as Marty "Junior" Mulligan, "Hildy's (Kathleen Robertson) brother, a police officer who is recently promoted into her unit" (Deadline.com); Blair Underwood is set to recur on "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" as "May's (Ming-Na Wen) estranged ex-husband Dr. Andrew Garner" (THR.com); Mary Murphy reportedly won't return as a judge for the upcoming season of "So You Think You Can Dance" while producers are eyeing Paula Abdul as a replacement (Deadline.com); and Jason Butler Harner is the latest to visit "Scandal" in another top secret role (EW.com).






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· BLACK GOLD (STARZ)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MESSENGERS, THE (CW)
· MURDER IN THE FIRST (TNT)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· TERRESTRIAL, THE (USA)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)





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